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.

Malaysia: Foreigners in court over nude quake-mountain photos

By Wed, Jun 10, 2015 12:32PM UTC

Four foreigners appeared in a Malaysian court Wednesday after they allegedly stripped on Mount Kinabalu on May 30. The four – two Canadian sisters and Dutch and British men – were ordered to be remanded for four days to facilitate further investigation.

South Korea MERS outbreak: 9 confirmed dead, 108 infected

By Wed, Jun 10, 2015 10:06AM UTC

South Korean officials confirmed Wednesday that nine people have now died from the MERS virus.