Asean News

Cổ Chất silk village a local treasure


Viet Nam News/ANN - Located just 20km from the central Nam Định City, the village of Cổ Chất in Phương Định Commune has been one of the country’s best-known sericulture and silk villages for hundreds of years.

Fellowships on social issues

The Star/ANN - YOUNG professionals who actively address pressing social issues through their line of work are encouraged to apply for the latest HANDs! Project.

Now in its fourth year, the programme has seen 74 Fellows representing eight countries across Asia explore best practices in disaster risk reduction and environmental protection in order to apply them in their respective communities.

Be determined to push for true democracy: Sulak

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Intellectual talks at seminar marking Siamese revolution calls for return of power to the people.

Noted social thinker Sulak Sivaraksa called on Thai society yesterday to learn from the past and have strong determination in revolutionising the country for a “true democracy”.

Spillover of Marawi violence averted: Philippine military

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine military said that aggressive security operations and tightened measures have prevented the violence in the besieged city of Marawi from spilling over to other areas in Mindanao. 

SUTD-MIT education tie-up ends, but research partnership continues


SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - SUTD will continue partnering MIT, dubbed the world's best engineering school, in research.

Concern over manufacturing slowdown


SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Sector powering S'pore's growth expanded slower in May amid fears that rally has peaked.

The manufacturing sector, a key driver of Singapore's growth throughout this year, hit an unexpected road bump last month as its growth slowed markedly.

Annual charity drive lends helping hand to underprivileged

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Currently unemployed and with no consistent source of water and electricity of their own; only connected by the charitable neighbour next door - this family is close, if not living in poverty.

Inflation in May reaches highest level in three years


SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - 1.4 per cent rise is fastest growth rate since July 2014; timing of subsidies a big factor, say experts.

Inflation spiked last month to reach its highest level in almost three years.

Foreign brands find Vietnam cosmetics market alluring

HCM CITY, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam's cosmetics industry, where imports make up 90 per cent of sales, saw a revenue estimated at US$1.2 billion last year.

With double-digit growth annually, Vietnam has a promising cosmetics industry for foreign firms seeking to expand overseas, experts have said.

Kampong Beribi Mosque hosts youth gathering and leadership ceremony

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The ceremony brought together under one roof a total of 350 youths and youth leaders from various backgrounds.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) yesterday held a Youth Gathering and Youth Leadership ceremony at the Kampong Beribi Mosque in the capital.

It brought together under one roof a total of 350 youths and youth leaders from various backgrounds.