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Indonesia's construction market one of the biggest in Asia

Jun 06, 2016 - 10:24 PM

30 infrastructure projects worth RP 851 trillion are to be developed in Indonesia

FASTEST CONSTRUCTION. Indonesia's construction is one of the biggest in Asia. Photo by PRN.

Facebook reaches 241 million users in South East Asia

Mar 17, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Almost all of the users in South East Asia access Facebook through mobile

In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

700 MHz band to aid smartphone penetration uptake – Ericsson

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The 700 MHz band will aid the expected uptake in smartphone penetration in 2018 Ericsson says

UNIVERSAL COVERAGE. To provide universal coverage for smartphone users in the Philippines, Ericsson says the re-allocation of the 700 MHz frequency band is a big help.

Mass graves of suspected migrants found in Malaysia

May 24, 2015 - 4:03 PM

UPDATED According to reports the graves may contain the bodies of hundreds of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar

Malaysia seeks Myanmar help on migrant 'catastrophe'

May 16, 2015 - 5:32 PM

We are liasing with the Myanmar government to get their response says Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

N LIMBO. Migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh take a rest in Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, May 12, 2015. Stringer/EPA

WHO: Rabies control in Visayas improved

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Investment in dog vaccination is the more cost effective way to control and eliminate rabies says the World Health Organization

VACCINATE DOGS. In this file photo, a Filipino holds her pet as the dog receives free vaccination shots in Makati City, Philippines. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

UN voices 'serious concern' on human rights in Thailand

Sep 03, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The UN Human Rights Office for South East Asia OHCHR points to a deteriorating environment for human rights defenders

NEW PREMIER. Thai Army Chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha reading a statement after receiving a royal command during a ceremony to swear him in as prime minister at the Army headquarters in Bangkok on August 25, 2014. Government House /AFP

Day after: Still no sign of missing Malaysia Airlines

Mar 09, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Malaysia Airlines says that search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the location of the missing aircraft

MISSING PLANE. The arrival board at the Beijing Airport showed the flight MH370 in red text. It was the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane, which lost contact with air traffic authorities on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Asians buying more appliances - study

Feb 19, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Air conditioners washing machines refrigerators and other domestic appliances grow 13 in Southeast Asia in 2012

APPLIANCE SALES. Sales of television, refrigerator, washing machines, and other domestic appliance items grow double digit in 2012. File photo by AFP

Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar

Feb 03, 2013 - 3:53 PM

The radar will give Taiwan with over 6 minutes warning in the event of a surprise attack

Indonesia court to deliver verdict on Bali bombmaker

Jun 21, 2012 - 3:43 PM

An Indonesian court is to hand down its verdict June 21 against Umar Patek for his role in the 2002 Bali bombings