- Indonesian woman collapses in pain as she is flogged for 'showing affection in public'
Three couples were given at least 20 lashes each using a rattan cane in Aceh province, Indonesia, for public displays of affection, which violates the region's strict Sharia legal code.
Daily Mail. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:17:31 +0100.
- Singapore Grand Prix: Robert Kubica to leave Williams at end of 2019 season
Robert Kubica is to leave Williams at the end of the season after calling this year "very demanding".
BBC News. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:03:51 GMT.
- Scan Global Logistics Opens Fashion and Retail Hub in Myanmar
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 19, 2019 -- We follow our customers into various emerging markets and thus we are pleased to announce that we have opened an office in Myanmar. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:26:00 +0000.
- YTL Hotels and Marriott International Sign Agreement to Bring the AC Hotels by Marriott Brand to Malaysia
YTL Hotels and Marriott International have signed a Master Development Agreement to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Malaysia for the first time. ...
Hsyndicate. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:43:09 +0200.
- Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools as haze worsens
Closures affect millions of students as toxic haze from forest fires send air quality plummeting in the region.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:38:32 GMT.
- Indonesian police arrest scores of people linked to huge forest fires
Indonesian police said they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of south-east Asia.
Irish Independent. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:27:35 +0100.
- Indonesia haze: What it's like breathing in Asia's hazardous smoke
Authorities have tried to clamp down on the fires causing the annual haze - so why is it still happening?
BBC News. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:09:17 GMT.
- From Skinning Coconuts to Tire Recycling, This Photographer Captures Vietnam at Work
Huynh Thanh Huy presents a striking portrait of a nation undergoing a dramatic shift from agriculture to manufacturing
Smithsonian. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:07:12 +0000.
- Indonesia sends more troops to combat forest fires
Indonesia President Joko Widodo flies to Riau province, where nearly 50,000 hectares have burned, to encourage authorities to get the haze under control.
CBC News. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:26:18 EDT.
- Planned roads would be 'dagger in the heart' for Borneo's forests and wildlife
Malaysia's plans to create a Pan-Borneo Highway will severely degrade one of the world's most environmentally imperiled regions, says a research team.
Science Daily. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:20:27 EDT.
- Singapore Airlines Leverages Sabre to Propel NDC Offering to Travel Agents
Effective November 2019, this venture will provide select Sabre connected agents in Singapore with the ability to access and book unique NDC content from Singapore Airlines. ...
Travel Industry Wire. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:25:00 EST.
- Indonesia to ship 100 containers of contaminated waste to Australia
Authorities say they don't want Indonesia to becoming a "dumping ground" for contaminated waste. And the size of the shipment underscores just serious they are.
James Massola. Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:41:28 +1000.
- Thai officials deny swine fever outbreak after culling news
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's government on Tuesday denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country's north. ...
Busaba Sivasomboon. Washington Times. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:20:45 -0400.
- Why Vietnam Has Become A Battleground For Corporate Governance Standards
As multinational companies move supply chains out of China and into Vietnam, the Western and Chinese corporate governance models are on a collision course. ...
By Alex Capri, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:15:00 -0400.
- Sander Vanocur, veteran newsman for NBC, ABC, dies at 91
Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.
Andrew Dalton. Fox News. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:00:01 GMT.
- Nickel ETF Soars: What's the Driving Force?
Indonesia finally prepones the export ban on nickel ore. We discuss its impact on the nickel ETF that has been displaying an uptrend since the onset of 2019.
Sweta Jaiswal, Frm. Zacks. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:26:00 GMT.
- Pope Francis to Visit Thailand, Japan in November
Pope Francis is expected to highlight his call for nuclear disarmament, honor the small Catholic communities in each country, and maybe see his cousin.
Voice of America. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 05:00:08 -0400.
- Philippines arrests 277 Chinese accused of investment scam
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine immigration agents have arrested 277 Chinese in a raid against an online investment scam syndicate that defrauded hundreds of people, officials said Friday. ...
Jim Gomez. Washington Times. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:13:15 -0400.
- Thailand offers tax cuts to manufacturers quitting China
Thailand is proposing a new package to attract more foreign investment in the country, including a 50% tax break to entice manufacturers relocating production from China.
Just Style. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:44:00 GMT.
- Mixed Views of Zimbabwe's Mugabe in his Home Village of Zvimba
As Zimbabwe prepares for a state funeral for Robert Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore, opinions of the former leader are mixed in the country he ruled with an iron hand for 37 years. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 04:25:30 -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 2007
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
2007, the nation's estimated population was 13,996,000.
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 2007 was 234,694,000.
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 2007, the country's estimated population was 6,522,000.
Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur,
and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar. Bahasa Malaysia is the
country's primary language, and in 2007, 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 2007, Myanmar's estimated population was 47,374,000.
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 2007,
the estimated population of the Philippines was 91,077,000.
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 2007, the
Republic's estimated population was 4,553,000.
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 65,068,000
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 2007
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 2007, the country's estimated population