- People-smugglers jailed in UK for Vietnamese truck deaths
The judge says the defendants will serve at least two-thirds of their terms in custody, instead of the usual half.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:58:40 +0000.
- Essex lorry deaths: Men jailed for killing 39 migrants in trailer
Thirty-nine Vietnamese migrants suffocated in a sealed container en route to Essex in October 2019.
BBC News. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:16:03 GMT.
- Gang of 100 monkeys raids farm to steal food in Thailand after Covid-19 cut off their food supply
Video footage shows adult and baby monkeys - which are normally fed by tourists - racing to grab chunks of corn to eat in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima province on January 18.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:24:59 GMT.
- People smuggling gang jailed for lorry deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants
The main members of a people smuggling gang have been given long jail sentences after 39 Vietnamese illegal immigrants suffocated in the back of their lorry.
Sky News. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:01:00 +0000.
- Apple Supplier Foxconn To Build $270 Million Plant In Vietnam Amid U.S.-China Tensions
The new plant will be located in the rural province of Bac Giang, just outside Hanoi, and will be able to manufacture eight million units annually.
By Ralph Jennings, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 03:30:37 -0500.
- Indonesia plane crash probe focuses on autothrottle
It's still unclear why Sriwijaya Air SJ182 crashed, but it previously had issues with the autothrottle.
BBC News. Fri, 22 Jan 2021 07:49:08 GMT.
- Relatives of plane's victims cast flowers into Indonesia sea
- Russian defense minister arrives in Myanmar on official visit
The sides will discuss the issues of military and military-technical cooperation, as well as the situation in the Asia-Pacific Region
Tass. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:11:09 +0300.
- 7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Philippines; no tsunami warning issued
A powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Thursday night, but authorities said it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued.
Ap. ABC News. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:01:23 +0000.
- Indonesia earthquake: 6.8-magnitude tremor hits Talaud Islands near Philippines
Quake hits just days after 79 people killed and people forced to flee homes in separate disaster
Jane Dalton. The Independent. Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:15:46 GMT.
- Thai woman sentenced to 43 years in jail for insulting monarchy
A court in Thailand has sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country's strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 04:00:43 +1100.
- Families of Indonesia Plane Crash Victims Begin Their Anguished Goodbyes
The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims' families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.
Dera Menra Sijabat, Muktita Suhartono and Richard C. Paddock. New York Times. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:43:40 +0000.
- Kazakh, Romanian Among Weightlifters Suspended Over Violations Of Anti-Doping Rules
The International Testing Agency (ITA) has suspended three weightlifters from Kazakhstan, Romania, and Thailand for violating anti-doping rules.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:20:18 +0000.
- See it: Truck towing flaming trailer speeds through town
A driver in Thailand was spotted speeding through a busy city towing a flaming trailer with his pickup truck. The man said he was trying to get to safety.
Gary Gastelu. Fox News. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:25:41 GMT.
- Cambodian opposition figure blocked from planned return home
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - An effort by a self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday has failed after an airline refused to carry her. ...
Sopheng Cheang. Washington Times. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 05:28:51 -0500.
- Indonesia earthquake rescuers hampered by damaged roads, power blackouts
Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 42 dead and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island.Operations were ...
New Zealand Herald. Sat, 16 Jan 2021 17:50:33 +1200.
- At Least 34 Dead After Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia
Quake destroyed homes, buildings, triggered landslides that blocked roads.
Voice of America. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:47:53 -0500.
- Indonesia expands effort to recover crashed plane, victims
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea. ...
Edna Tarigan and Fadlan Syam. Washington Times. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:43:53 -0500.
- Eight Unusual Covid-19 Vaccination Sites Around the World
From Disneyland to a Singapore airport, these are some of the surprising places being used as immunization centers
Smithsonian. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:37:38 +0000.
- Nokia (NOK) Partners With M1 for 5G Standalone in Singapore
Nokia's (NOK) 5G standalone core is likely to provide M1 with the capabilities that are required for seamless network performance.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:43:00 GMT.
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