Malaysia promises to prioritise Asean

The sun rises over the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur. Source: Wikimedia The Asean Economic Community (AEC) remains the principle priority for Malaysia although it has...

Cambodian ‘doctor’ jailed for mass HIV outbreak

Rural Battambang has limited medical options. Source: Wikimedia  An unlicensed Cambodian doctor has been jailed for 25 years after being convicted of infecting more than...

Thai aviation reels from US safety downgrade

Thai Airways claims it will not be affected by the downgrade. Source: Wikimedia Thai officials have acknowledged weaknesses that caused the USA to downgrade the safety...

Vietnam business forced to look overseas for growth

Is the sun rising for Vietnam’s well-educated population or setting on its damaged ecosystem? Source: Wikimedia   Vietnam’s environmental degradation and glowing economic prospects both largely...

AirAsia crash blamed on technical fault

An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 at Singapore Changi International Airport. Source: Flickr The Indonesia AirAsia crash off the Indonesian coast last year was a result...

Malaysia Airlines to cut costs with Emirates deal

A Boeing 747-400 9M-MPD of Malaysia Airlines in the special "hibiscus" livery. Source: Wikipedia Loss-making carrier Malaysia Airlines, yet to recover from two disasters last year,...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:Wikimedia Myanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

Train tracks to bind Laos and China

Laos's mountainous terrain has always provided a barrier to trade with China. Source: Pixabay   China and Laos are trumpeting a rapid rise in economic cooperation over...

Malware targets Singapore bank accounts

Singapore’s smartphones are under fire. Source: Wikimedia The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) is warning smartphone users about a fake software update for WhatsApp...

Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia  Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

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