Southeast Asia

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

SENTANI, Indonesia (AFP) - The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia’s Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more...

Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests four Chinese

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine authorities said yesterday that they have seized methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers and biscuit cans in their second-largest drug...

Johor Education Dept to decide on replacement of school days  

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - The Johor State Education Department (JPN) will decide whether the 111 schools in Pasir Gudang, Johor which closed due to...

Pasir Gudang ops room on chemical waste pollution, medic centre closed

JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama) - The Disaster Relief Management Committee’s Operations Room at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council (MPPG) at Menara Aqabah that was set up...

Eight injured in Myanmar temple town violence

YANGON (AFP) - Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least...

Satellite-based forecasting system launched to fight Vietnam’s dengue fever

HANOI (Xinhua) - A satellite-based dengue forecasting system has been established in Vietnam to help curb the spread of dengue fever, local media reported yesterday. Launched...

Rail project to continue on suitable scale after negotiation  

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will resume on a suitable scale after...

Malaysian government strives to save life of Sarawakian to be hanged...

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - The Malaysian government is striving to save the life of a Malaysian who is scheduled to be hanged to death...

Campaign against use of plastic straws to launch in Miri City

MIRI (Bernama) - Miri City Council (MCC) plans to launch a campaign in June to discourage the use of plastic straws at food and beverage...

Malaysia, Singapore should have more connecting bridges: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to...

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