Section: Southeast Asia

Regional News – The Latest News from South-East Asia and ASEAN

Scoot passengers jump in to help restrain man, pilot diverts flight

A Scoot Airlines flight from Australia's Gold Coast to Singapore had to be diverted to Sydney Airport after an incident…

15 hours ago

Top 10 countries in Asia – DataLeads report

PHOTO: Travelience "Japan is ranked the best country in Asia and fifth globally. Thailand ranks 27th globally" DataLeads reports that…

3 days ago

Malaysia mulls curfew for Under 18 year olds

PHOTO: Malaysian Deputy PM Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail - Proplegacy The Malaysian Government, in another backwards step as it…

4 days ago

Australian police arrest flight crew over drug smuggling

PHOTO: Part of the drug haul seized by the AFP - Australia's ABC News Malaysia's Malindo Air have been caught…

6 days ago

FOUND: Cockpit Voice Recorder from crashed Lion Air flight

PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX, identical to the crashed jet “It’s broken into two pieces so hopefully it’s still useful.”…

1 week ago

Cambodian diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Cambodia is moving to annul diplomatic passports issued to people not…

1 week ago

Business class bird stowaway in Singapore Airlines flight

by The Straits Times - Asia News Network A Singapore Airlines flight headed to London's Heathrow Airport found it had an…

1 week ago

Burmese journalists lose appeal, and the article that put them there

PHOTO: Washington Post A Myanmar court has rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail…

1 week ago

Chinese foreign policy – On track

by Nikkei Asia Review "When Japanese trading house Itochu and train maker Hitachi withdrew from a soon-to-be-decided $7 billion tender for…

1 week ago

Malaysia choses new sultan, will be elected king January 24

Malaysian officials announced that the country has a new sultan who is now expected to be elected king after the…

1 week ago

Myanmar Court rejects appeal of imprisoned Reuters journalists

A court in Myanmar yesterday decided to uphold the convictions of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven-year prison…

2 weeks ago

Man takes a naked stroll in Sabah, Malaysia

by The Star - Asia News Network A naked man, wearing only a wide-brimmed hat (sun smart!) has been caught on…

2 weeks ago

Trump’s appointed Ambassador to Cambodia misses shutdown deadline: Thaiger Bite

by The Phnom Penh Post The US Senate has returned the nomination of Patrick Murphy as Ambassador to Cambodia to…

2 weeks ago

Jobless rate rises – December figures in South Korea *Thaiger Bite

PHOTO: Yonhap South Korea's jobless rate rose slightly in December from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday, as the…

2 weeks ago

Malaysian rulers to choose new monarch by the end of the month

PHOTO: The Straits Times Malaysia’s Conference of Rulers will meet in about two weeks’ time to elect the country’s new…

2 weeks ago

Malaysia’s monarch abdicates the throne

Malaysia's King has abdicated the throne in a first for the country ending weeks of speculation about his future. In…

2 weeks ago

Thai oil ship battles with ‘PABUK’ off southern Vietnam – VIDEO

VIDEO: Peerayut Koombunsong A Thai ship carrying palm oil has been battling with seas kicked up by tropical storm ‘PABUK’…

3 weeks ago

Pabuk: Vietnam Air Services call off flights in southern Vietnam

The Vietnam Air Services has adjusted flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho city, and Con Dao island…

3 weeks ago

Pabuk: Moving past the southern coast of Vietnam

Vietnam has experienced heavy rainfall and strong winds as Pabuk hovers off the southern coast heading into the Gulf of…

3 weeks ago

Lion Air passengers get a New Year surprise at Sepinggan Airport

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Balikpapan. Happy New Year," Sepinggan Airport general manager Farid Indra Nugraha said with a big…

3 weeks ago