Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 6:05PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand.

Cambodia: 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 5:27PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two leaders of Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime have appealed their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group’s brutal rule in the 1970s.

Cambodia to probe decade-old killings of union leaders

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:42AM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister has established a special commission to investigate the long-unsolved killings of three labor leaders.

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.

Vocational education: A new driver for economic diversity in ASEAN?

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 10:58AM UTC

Education is generally accepted to be one of the major drivers of economic growth. This is one of the major infrastructural investments any government will channel a large percentage of their GNP into, to build an educational system that will support the country’s vision of its intended future growth path.