ASEAN Countries

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. [more…]

U.N. sees `textbook example of ethnic cleansing` in Myanmar

U.N. sees `textbook example of ethnic cleansing` in Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

The top U.N. human rights official on Monday denounced Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state which he said was "clearly disproportionate" to insurgent attacks carried out last month. [more…]

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

Published 08/09/2017

Malaysia's coast guard will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar and is willing to provide them temporary shelter, the maritime agency's chief said on Friday. [more…]

U.N. says 270,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in past two weeks

U.N. says 270,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in past two weeks

Published 08/09/2017

An estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in the past two weeks and sought refuge in Bangladesh, where two existing refugee camps are "bursting at the seams", the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday. [more…]

Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges: UNHCR

Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges: UNHCR

Published 08/09/2017

About 270,000 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh in the past two weeks, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday. [more…]

Carlsberg keen on bigger stake, says Habeco executive: media

Carlsberg keen on bigger stake, says Habeco executive: media

Published 08/09/2017

Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) is keen on expanding its stake in Habeco BHN.HM, one of Vietnam's biggest brewers, to at least 51 percent, a local news website reported, citing a Habeco executive. [more…]

`Smart vest` turns stray dogs into Thailand`s street guardians

`Smart vest` turns stray dogs into Thailand`s street guardians

Published 01/09/2017

An advertising agency in Thailand has developed a "smart vest" that potentially could turn stray dogs into guardians of Bangkok's streets and alleyways. [more…]

Noble Group`s treasury head quits- most high profile exit in a year

Noble Group`s treasury head quits- most high profile exit in a year

Published 31/08/2017

Noble Group's treasury head has quit the company, [more…]

Thailand`s Thaksin breaks silence to cite tyranny in `name of justice`

Thailand`s Thaksin breaks silence to cite tyranny in `name of justice`

Published 30/08/2017

um and Amy Sawitta Lefevre [more…]

Thousands more Rohingya flee to border as Myanmar violence flares

Thousands more Rohingya flee to border as Myanmar violence flares

Published 30/08/2017

Nearly 9,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and fearing for their lives, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border or preparing to reach it in coming days. [more…]