Southeast Asia

State funeral, national mourning to be held for Vietnam President

HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam on Sunday announced a state funeral and two days of national mourning for President Tran Dai Quang, who died last...

Indonesian teen rescued after 49 days adrift at sea

JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some...

UN should not ‘interfere’ in Rohingya crisis: Myanmar Army Chief

YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar’s powerful Army Chief said the United Nations (UN) had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a...

Malaysia to focus on restoring administration machinery

LONDON (Bernama) - The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be concentrating on restoring the country in two key areas, namely restoring damage in the...

Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off...

Johor PKR hopes election proceeds smoothly

JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama) - Johor Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will ensure the party election fixed on September 30 is conducted smoothly without any hitches...

Kota Kinabalu police cripple ‘pie’ gang

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) - The ‘Pie’ gang, which had been carrying out housebreaking activities around Kota Kinabalu since early this year, was crippled with...

The many attractions of Udon Thani

|     Keoxomphou Sakdavong     | UDON THANI, Thailand (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Hundreds of people from Vientiane visit Udon Thani province of Thailand every day, and a...

Food, proteins and googly eyes on fish

|     Chris Chan     | KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - A round-up of the columnist’s observations. My sister and her family recently came to stay in France,...

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

JAKARTA (AFP) - Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election in April kicked off yesterday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a former military general in the...

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