Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Oli takes oath as Nepal’s fifth PM in five years

Veteran communist politician K P Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s prime minister yesterday, the fifth in five years, hoping to ensure political stability in the impoverished Himalayan nation that badly needs to woo investors and create jobs.

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KP Sharma Oli Nepal’s new PM

Nepal’s president appointed Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli as prime minister for a fourth time yesterday, after his communist party forged a coalition government with the centre-left Nepali Congress.

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Eleven dead in Vietnam after landslide buries van

A landslide triggered by heavy rains buried and killed at least 11 people who were travelling in a van in northern Vietnam, the country's disaster management authority said on Saturday

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Myanmar junta 'trying to destroy country': UN special rapporteur

Myanmar's junta appears to be "trying to destroy a country it cannot control", the UN special rapporteur to the country warned on Thursday

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11 dead, 19 missing in Indonesia landslide

At least 11 people are dead and 19 more are missing after heavy rains caused a landslide near an illegal gold mine on Indonesia's central island of Sulawesi, an official said Monday

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POST-COUP MYANMAR / Japanese official among 11 arrested for price gouging

Myanmar arrested four executives of supermarket chains, including an official of a Japanese joint venture, for selling rice at inflated prices, state media said yesterday, as the war-torn country’s ruling junta struggles to stabilise its economy.

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POST-COUP MYANMAR / Central bank denies UN report on weapons transactions

Myanmar’s central bank denied a UN report that the military government can still access money and weapons for its war against anti-coup forces, saying financial institutions under bank’s supervision followed prescribed procedures.

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Rohingya genocide: Argentine prosecutor petitions court seeking arrest warrants for perpetrators

An Argentine prosecutor petitioned to an Argentine Court seeking multiple arrest warrants against the perpetrators of Rohingya genocide in Rakhine State

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First junta conscripts to begin duty at end of month

A first batch of 5,000 conscripts called up by Myanmar’s junta will begin duty at the end of this month, military sources told AFP yesterday, as the generals struggle to crush opposition to their coup.

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Rohingya have 'nowhere to flee' in western Myanmar fighting: UN rights chief

Tens of thousands of Muslim-minority Rohingya, who were feared to be trapped amid fighting in western Myanmar, had nowhere to flee, the United Nations human rights chief said on Tuesday

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Animals killed as fire rips through Bangkok pet market

A fire ripped through pet shops next to Bangkok's famed Chatuchak market early Tuesday, killing caged dogs, cats, birds and snakes, and damaging more than 100 stalls, police said

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Rare elephant twins born in dramatic birth in Thailand

An elephant in Thailand has delivered a rare set of twins in a dramatic birth that left a carer injured after he tried to rescue one of the newborns

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Singapore Airlines offers $10,000 to passengers hurt by turbulence

Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it has offered $10,000 compensation to passengers who suffered minor injuries on a flight hit by violent turbulence last month and will discuss higher payouts with those more badly hurt

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Pakistan's PM offers delayed congratulations to Modi

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday offered a brief congratulations to his counterpart Narendra Modi on his re-election in rival India, almost a week after the results came in

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123 Bangladeshis among 214 illegal immigrants detained in Malaysia

A total of 214 illegal immigrants, including 123 Bangladeshis, have been arrested by the Malaysia's Johor Immigration Department during raids on workers' settlements

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Crew error blamed for Malaysian deadly chopper crash

A mid-air collision between two Malaysian military helicopters that killed all 10 people onboard was caused by crew error, the country's navy said Thursday

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Bangladeshis among 86 undocumented migrants arrested in Malaysia

More than 80 illegal immigrants, including a six-month-old baby, were arrested in a three-day operation involving three districts in Johor

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US deeply troubled by reports of rising tensions in Rakhine

The US is deeply troubled by the reports of increased violence and intercommunal tension in Rakhine State of Myanmar, including reports of towns being burned and residents, including Rohingya, being displaced

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