Asean News

Thai army blames local officials for raid

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Dismissal threatened as village headmen ‘unaware of attack’.

The Fourth Army regional commander has recommended the removal of village headmen and local security personnel who claimed they were unaware of violence on Sunday, including the torching of a passenger coach, even though it happened in their jurisdiction.

PM urged to suspend Prawit under Article 44

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Watch scandal and ‘meay’ comments put pressure on NCPO to cull ‘a bad apple’.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has been urged to exercise his absolute powers to suspend Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan from duty as the deputy premier remains mired in controversy.

Thrilling drone racing attracts local, international competitors

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Drone racing is increasingly popular among the local community.

This is evident when FPV BN recently held its second ‘DecemberRace’, a First-Person View (FPV) Drone Race at the Liang Lumut Recreational Club in Belait District.

Malaysians are addicted to internet, says minister

HULU TERENGGANU, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ ANN) - Internet addiction among Malaysians aged 20 and 40 has reached an alarming stage where 76.1 per cent of them spend four hours a day on social media, followed by teenagers aged 19 and below. About 15.5 per cent of teenagers are addicted to internet, Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Jailani Johari said the findings was an outcome of research conducted since 2010.

Cambodian migrants fare worst in mainland SE Asia: study

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN Desk) – Regional countries need to beef up labour protections to combat widespread abuses affecting diaspora of 1.5 million, say ILO and IOM

In a first, all Asean leaders to attend India's Republic Day

NEW DELHI (ANN Desk) All 10 members of Asean – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – have accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to attend India's 69th Republic Day.  

In a first, 10 world leaders from Asean will be chief guests at India's annual Republic Day parade on January 26 to mark the silver jubilee of India's relations with the bloc.

Prawit caught red-handed? More watch photos emerge

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Amid social media furore, NACC ‘ready to probe’ new allegations.

Laos commits to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions


VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos is set to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while becoming more resilient to negative impacts from climate change. 

In addition, the country is planning to increase its share of renewable energy to 30 percent of its consumption by 2025.

HCM City food safety levels low


HO CHI MINH CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The city authorities warned of food unsafety following a shocking test showing all meat samples taken from the market contain high level of E. coli.

People should buy food from supermarkets, malls or reputed shops to ensure food safety and hygiene, experts claim.

Singapore defence ministry to invite 300 hackers to test its cyber defences


SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - International and local hackers will try to locate vulnerabilities in its Internet-linked systems.

In a first for the Government, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) will be inviting about 300 international and local hackers to hunt for vulnerabilities in its Internet-connected systems next year, in a bid to guard against ever-evolving cyber threats.