Asean News

Indonesian foreign ministry to establish bilateral affairs unit for Asean countries

Indonesian Foreign Ministry will set up a dedicated directorate for Asean affairs.

In its ongoing effort to improve the handling of various diplomatic relations in the region, the Foreign Ministry is looking to introduce a dedicated directorate for Southeast Asian affairs, ministry officials have revealed.

Imparting floral fragrance to a cup of tea

HA NOI, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - In the heart of Ha Noi, Thuong Tra presents a secluded place for those who enjou quietitude, the fragrance of flowers and an ancient drinking tradition.

Tax records of 38 ex Thai ministers under scrutiny

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Auditor-general says office is not going after any one side in particular.

Thaksin accuses Thai govt of unfair treatment again

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who fled into exile after being ousted in a coup and is now wanted on graft charges at home, has again accused the government of treating him unfairly, citing the latest demand for him to pay millions in back taxes as an example of harassment.

Beyond the best-known cities


HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Second-tier destinations promote heritage and leisure attractions to lure travelers who mix business with pleasure.

Python swallows man

Villagers found the remains of an Indonesian man inside the belly of a seven-meter long python. The victim, identified as “Akbar” had not been seen since setting off to harvest palm oil in a remote village on the island of Sulawesi. The 25-year-old man was missing since March 26. Villagers then used a large knife to cut open the snake’s belly slowly revealing the father of two’s body.

By Jakata Post

Myanmar joins ADB’s South Asia economic body

Myanmar has formally become a full member of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) programme of Asian Development Bank (ADB) being the seventh country to join the group.

Singapore tops list of countries where rich Indonesians stashed funds

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore accounted for around 57 per cent of funds repatriated from abroad to Indonesia as of March 29 under the tax amnesty programme. 

Centre asked to urge Myanmar to drop border fencing project

(PTI/Ann)-Nagaland Assembly on Tuesday passed a government resolution appealing to the Centre to urge the Myanmar government to permanently drop the Indo-Myanmar border fencing project.

The resolution was introduced in the House by Health and Family Welfare minister, P Longon, on March 24 last.

The resolution, which was taken up for discussion and consideration today, was passed by voice vote without any amendment.

Somkid urges unified CLMVT


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