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Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the group's role is especially vital with the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq drawing foreign fighters from all over the world.


Related Topix: Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore, World News, Indonesia, Terrorism

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7 hrs ago | The Age

ANZ says no to evicted Cambodian farmers

ANZ has ruled out helping hundreds of poor Cambodian families forcibly evicted from their land to make way for sugar-cane plantations that involved child labour and led to food shortages.


Related Topix: World News, Cambodia,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Age

Fiji police investigate high-seas shooting video

A mobile phone left behind in a Suva taxi by an Asian fishing boat crewman is at the heart of a horrific video showing the killing of four castaways on the high seas.


Related Topix: World News, Fiji, Taiwan, Queen Elizabeth, Piracy News

The Daily Star

Malaysia 'foiled' attack plots by ISIS-inspired militants

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, walks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Metal, Isis, Terrorism

Salisbury Journal

Mother's 'relief' over boat girls

A mother has spoken of her relief after her two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas while travelling between islands in Indonesia.


Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,


Malaysian charged with murder of British...

A Malaysian fishmonger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Death Penalty,

The Washington Post

Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia,

Bangkok Post

AirAsiaGo taps booming middle class

AirAsiaGo, one of Asia's fast-growing online travel portals, is expediting its expansion in Thailand to cash in on the trend for online travel booking.


Related Topix: Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Thailand, Thailand Travel, Chiang Mai, Thailand Travel,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Australia, Indonesia hope to heal rift with pact

Australia and Indonesia have reached an agreement that will heal a bilateral rift sparked last November by accusations that Australia had tapped the cell phones of the Indonesian president, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009, an official said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

CPF scheme refinements could have positive spillovers on economy: Analysts

SINGAPORE: The Government's decision to give retirees the option to withdraw part of their CPF savings in a lump sum - one of the changes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday night - could have some positive spillovers on the economy, analysts said.


Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

World Magazine

Southeast Asia fears ISIS recruits will bring Shariah terror home

Indonesia and Malaysia are no strangers to radical Islam, but ISIS recruiting in southeast Asia has caused a growing concern about the threat of terrorism in the region.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Terrorism, Iraq, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Ramadan


Malaysia 'nude games' organiser apologises

The organiser of a nudist sports festival has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people.

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Samsung plans to set up phone factory in Indonesia

JAKARTA/SEOUL - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones mainly for Indonesia, one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, South Korea, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

WFAA-TV Dallas

Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, Immigration Reform, Activism, US Politics, Barack Obama,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Star Online

We had to go into hiding, says nudist

Covered up: Two female nude games participants being escorted out of the magistrate's court in George Town after they were remanded.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

West Australian

Across Asia's borders, labour activists team up to press wage claims

Labour leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighbouring countries.


Related Topix: Activism, World News, Cambodia, Indonesia,

The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

Many of the old images in Bochan Huy's "Chnam Oun 16" music video are haunting fleeting, grainy footage of workers in rural Cambodian labor camps and Phnom Penh's crumbling shops and streets, emptied of life.


Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Oakland, CA

Manawatu Evening Standard

Kiwis rescued from upturned Indonesian boat

Two Kiwis are among a group of foreign tourists who spent 10 hours clinging to their upturned boat off Indonesia before being rescued.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Travel, Asia Travel, Indonesia Travel, Oceania, New Zealand,

Brandon Sun

Boat carrying foreign tourists sinks in central Indonesia; 15 missing, 10 rescued

The boat was on its way from Lombok island to Komodo island carrying 20 foreign tourists, four Indonesian crewmen and an Indonesian guide when it sank at about 6 p.m. Saturday, said Budiawan, head of the search and rescue agency in Mataram, the provincial capital of West Nusatenggara.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Oceania, New Zealand,


10 foreigners, 5 Indonesians missing in...

Ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing on Sunday after a boat travelling between islands in the east of the archipelago sank, a search and rescue official said.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Boat Disaster, Ferguson, MO