US blacklists Singapore shipping company over NKorea links

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 1:35PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments.

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.

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.

Singapore: Teen blogger Amos Yee remanded for mental health assessment

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 6:16PM UTC

Rogue teen blogger Amos Yee has been remanded for two weeks at Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to assess his suitability for a mandatory treatment order (MTO).

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.