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Philippines vice admiral awarded Royal Brunei Navy decoration

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ ANN) - His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), consented to award the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) Command Badge to Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph S Mercado, Flag-Officer-In-Command of the Philippine Navy (FOIC PN).

Brunei: AGC workshop offers fresh insight into international law

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ ANN) - The Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) conducted a three-day workshop on International Legal Cooperation at the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Officers Mess in Gadong.

Hyundai, Kia Motor accept forced recall

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea's transport ministry on Friday ordered a recall to Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. on a combined 240,000 vehicles for faulty parts.

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, South Korea’s leading two automotive companies, announced they will comply with a forced recall ordered by the government, the companies said Friday.

'Saigon's' rapidly vanishing colonial architecture

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- They formed the charming backdrop to Graham Greene's sin-filled Saigon in "The Quiet American," but the colonial-era buildings of Vietnam's biggest city are fast disappearing — sparking fears it is losing its unique charm.

Forum will promote infrastructure improvements

Tibet, China will move beyond mistrust, says Dalai Lama

DHARAMSALA (The Statesman/ANN News Desk) - The Dalai Lama hopes relations between Tibet and China can move past mistrust. 

Moon Jae-in vows to mend ties with Xi, rejects sex slavery deal with Abe

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Moon Jae-in and Xi Jinping discussed Thaad issues during 40-minute phone call on Wednesday

Xi, Putin to discuss links among region’s initiatives

Private rice imports OKd

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said President Duterte had agreed in principle to allow the private sector to import rice, but further details as to the actual implementation of this policy were still to be finalized and released.

Lopez, who sits as one of the members of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council, told reporters yesterday that he had explained to President Duterte the benefits of allowing the private sector to import rice during a recent meeting.

The Way Station won big at ASEAN Film Festival

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese movie Đảo của Dân Ngụ Cư (The Way Station) won Best Film, Best Actor and Best Director of Photography award in ASEAN International Films Festival & Awards (AIFFA) 2017 held in Malaysia on May 6.