Asean News

‘Hugely successful’ drugs war to ‘improve’ in 2018: Manila


Co-operation on 3 Asean pillars crucial


115 species found in Indo-China: WWF

HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) — A beautifully coloured frog found in the limestone mountains of Việt Nam, two mole species found by a team of Vietnamese and Russian scientists, and the Vietnamese crocodile lizard are among 115 new species discovered by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in 2016, according to a new report released on December 21 by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Probe on claims junta is seeking party members

Bangkok, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - Rumours about approaches to former mps addressed, while prayut defines democracy.

Death toll from typhoon in southern Philipppines climbs to 200

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Deaths from the typhoon that ravaged southern Philippines have reached 200, as of Saturday evening.

Google removes content for Vietnam

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnamese Government has so far requested Google to block and delete about 5,000 clips with bad content on YouTube, which is one of Google’s subsidiaries. Of which, 4,500 clips were erased from YouTube. 

World Heritage Vat Phou lights up for Visit Laos Year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Champassak province is getting ready to welcome domestic and foreign visitors from around the country, region and world to its annual Vat Phou festival on January 29-31 amid celebrations for Visit Laos Year 2018, an official confirmed on Friday.

The Vat Phou festival will have activities including a parade with Lao dancing representing the province’s ten districts, provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department senior official, Mrs Mala Chanthalam told Vientiane Times.

Lao farmers happy with prompt cassava payments

BORIKHAMXAY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Farmers in Borikhamxay province have boosted cassava production even though prices did not increase this year, largely because of prompt payments by factory owners.

Authorities held several meetings with factory owners since last year to encourage them to pay the farmers punctually, the Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Phonesavan Homnabounlath, told Vientiane Times last week.

STI ends lower, dragged down by Singtel

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Asian markets on the whole, however, are buoyed by the rally in US stocks.

It was a rough day for local equities with the Straits Times Index ending lower for the third straight session. But the damage was minor, with the index down 2.12 points, or 0.06 per cent, to 3,414.82.

Changi Airport welcomes record 60 million passengers

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - To mark the historic event, the passengers on a Scoot flight from Australia were treated to champagne, goodie bags and a buffet, with some winning prizes.

Changi Airport welcomed its 60 millionth passenger for this year yesterday (Dec 18), a first for the airport in its 36-year history.

The 353 passengers on Scoot Flight TR7 arriving from Gold Coast, Australia, were treated to champagne, goodie bags and a buffet when they touched down at Changi Airport Terminal 2 yesterday afternoon.