- Woman is bitten on the bottom by a python while using the toilet in Thailand
Boonsong Plaikaew, 54, was about to finish using the toilet at her home in Samut Prakan, central Thailand, when she was bitten on the bottom and finger by a 7ft python on Sunday.
Daily Mail. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:02:05 GMT.
- Thai protesters continue rallies, ask court to revoke order
BANGKOK (AP) - Student activists applied to a court Wednesday to try to revoke a state of emergency that Thailand's government declared last week in an effort to rein in the country's growing anti-government protests. ...
Grant Peck. Washington Times. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:06:55 -0400.
- Tropical Storm Saudel lashes Philippines, heads for Vietnam
Thousands evacuated in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Saudel causes widespread flooding in provinces south of Manila.
Al Jazeera. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:40:02 +0000.
- Asia Today: Philippines allowing foreign travel to resume
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines on Wednesday lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau said the move did not immediately spark large numbers of departures for tourism and leisure. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:18:30 -0400.
- Singapore Airlines resumes world's longest direct flight from New York City
Singapore Airlines will be bringing back its direct flight between New York City and Singapore starting on Nov. 9.
Ann Schmidt. Fox News. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:58:42 GMT.
- Elliott Broidy Pleads Guilty in Foreign Lobbying Case
A former fund-raiser for President Trump admitted to a role in a covert campaign to influence the administration on behalf of Chinese and Malaysian interests.
Kenneth P. Vogel. New York Times. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:02:04 +0000.
- Vietnam battles its deadliest floods for decades
Floodwaters have killed over 100 and left homes submerged, crops destroyed and livestock swept away.
BBC News. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:28:59 GMT.
- MoneyGram (MGI) Expands in Philippines Via PayMaya, Visa Direct
MoneyGram (MGI) to provide real-time money transfer service to PayMaya customers in the Philippines.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:47:00 GMT.
- Japan to export defense tech to Vietnam under new agreement
Japan has been pursuing such pacts in recent years to bolster ties with Southeast Asian countries and sustain its own defense industry.
Yahoo. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:19:38 -0400.
- Thailand protests: Authorities move to ban Telegram messaging app
Internet providers have been ordered to block the secure messaging app used by activists.
BBC News. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:36:22 GMT.
- Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries last week to talk about trade and post-COVID-19 recovery.
Voice of America. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 05:18:01 -0400.
- Vietnam lands defence deal with Japan amid China tension
Japan and Vietnam both face the dilemma of having China as their largest trading partner and as an adversary in territorial disputes.
Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:26:24 +1100.
- More than 60 missing or killed after landslides in Vietnam and Pakistan
A landslide in Vietnam has killed at least 22 people days after another killed 13.
Sky News. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:02:00 +0100.
- Japan's new populist, pragmatic PM pushes predecessor's vision
Japan's new Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, leaves Sunday on his first overseas foray since taking over from his former boss Shinzo Abe last month, heading to Vietnam and Indonesia.The choice to visit Southeast Asia ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 16:25:24 +1200.
- Death Toll From Cambodia Floods Rises to 24, Tens of Thousands Evacuated
At least 24 people have been killed, and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes in Cambodia, because of prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding, authorities said Saturday, October 17. (Reuters)
Voice of America. Sat, 17 Oct 2020 15:56:38 -0400.
- Sinh Sinh: Chinese-Vietnamese restaurant famous for its BBQ
While Sinh Sinh's Chinese BBQ is the most popular dish, it's the family behind the scenes that makes this place so special in the community.
Ccg. ABC News. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:20:26 +0000.
- Japan, Vietnam prepare defence-trade agreement
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is negotiating the terms of a defence-trade and technology agreement with Vietnam, it has been confirmed to Janes.
Janes 360. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:59:45 Z.
- WWII jungle fighting unit approved for Congressional Gold Medal
A 1944 jungle fighting unit that operated in present-day Myanmar during World War II has been approved to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, according to ...
Sarah Polus. The Hill. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:47:10 +0000.
- Past tropical forest changes drove megafauna and hominin extinctions
Researchers have discovered that Southeast Asia, today renowned for its lush rainforests, was at various points in the past covered by sweeping grasslands. ...
Science Daily. Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:31:25 EDT.
- Kids Are Exploring The World Without Leaving Their Kitchens
Growing up in Malaysia, Rowena Scherer was raised with a passion for food and cooking with her family. ...
By Amy Shoenthal, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:20:42 -0400.
The nations of Southeast Asia include the mainland nations of Cambodia,
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the island nations
of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and
Timor-Leste. Browse the national government websites listed below
for additional news and information about the Southeast Asian countries.
The State of Brunei's
capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, and its national currency
is the Brunei Dollar. The primary languages used in Brunei
are Malay and English, and the country's estimated population in 2020
The State of Cambodia's
capital city is Phnom Penh, and its currency
is the Riel. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, and in
2020, the nation's estimated population was 16,718,965.
The Republic of Indonesia's capital city is Jakarta, and its currency
is the Rupiah. Bahasa Indonesia is the country's official language,
and Indonesia's estimated population in 2020 was 273,523,615.
The Lao People's Democratic Republic's capital city is Vientiane, and
its currency is the Kip. The official language of Laos is Lao,
and in 2020, the country's estimated population was 7,275,560.
Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur,
and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar. Bahasa Malaysia is the
country's primary language, and in 2020, Malaysia's estimated population
The Union of Myanmar
is also known as Burma. Myanmar's capital city is Rangoon, and
its currency is the Kyat. Burmese is the nation's primary language,
and in 2020, Myanmar's estimated population was 54,409,800.
The Republic of the Philippines'
capital city is Manila, and its currency is the Philippine Peso.
The country's primary languages are Filipino and English, and in 2020,
the estimated population of the Philippines was 109,581,078.
The Republic of Singapore's capital city
is Singapura, and its currency is the Singapore Dollar. Chinese and
English are the most widely used languages in Singapore, and in 2020, the
Republic's estimated population was 5,850,342.
The Kingdom of Thailand's
capital city is Bangkok, and its currency is the Baht. Thai is the
official language of Thailand, whose estimated population was 69,799,978
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste's capital city is Dili, and its
currency is the US Dollar. Portuguese and Tetum are the primary
languages used in Timor-Leste, whose estimated population in 2020
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam's capital city is Hanoi, and its
currency is the Dong. The primary language of Vietnam is
Vietnamese, and in 2020, the country's estimated population