Indonesian President sworn in for second term
21/10/2019
Indonesian President Joko Widodo was officially sworn in on October 20 for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions in infrastructure development.
Widespread floods kill 32 people in Thailand's northeastern region
08:39 15/09/2019
Floods triggered by torrential rain in the last two weeks have submerged homes, roads and bridges, caused landslides and forced more than 23,000 people to evacuate to shelters in northeastern Thailand.
Singapore detects first Zika cluster in 2019
08:39 15/09/2019
The first Zika cluster in Singapore this year has been detected, after three cases were confirmed in Serangoon Gardens, the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA) said on September 13th.
Blast at Indonesian police warehouse in Central Java province
08:38 15/09/2019
An explosion went off on September 14th at an Indonesian police evidence warehouse containing munitions dating from World War II, injuring one officer and prompting the evacuation of nearby residents, police said.
ADB launches 50th edition of Asia-Pacific statistical report and new database
09:55 10/09/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) released the 50th edition of its annual statistical report, Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019, and an online database, Key Indicators Database on September 10th 2019.
ASEAN Family Day held in Italy
10:52 09/09/2019
Embassies of member countries in the ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) celebrated the ASEAN Family Day on September 7th.
Philippines expects to attract 8.2 million foreign tourists in 2019
17:04 07/09/2019
The Philippines is hoping to reach its target of 8.2 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2019, one million higher than the figure in 2018.
ASEAN economic ministers meet in Thailand
11:51 07/09/2019
The 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM 51) and related meetings officially opened in Bangkok on September 6th, bringing together economic leaders from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and partner countries.
RoK President begins trip to Southeast Asia
15:38 02/09/2019
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on September 1st departed for Thailand on a week-long trip that will also take him to Myanmar and Laos as part of efforts to deepen the country's partnerships with the region.
Malaysia to provide free breakfasts for primary students
10:19 01/09/2019
Malaysia will implement the Free Breakfast Programme at primary schools across the country from next year, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.