Vietnam – Malaysia joint statement Politics

Vietnam – Malaysia joint statement

Vietnam and Malaysia on August 28 issued a joint statement on the occasion of the official visit to Vietnam from August 26-28 by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Thailand arrests IS suspect World

Thailand arrests IS suspect

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan announced that Awae Wae-ya, a Thai man suspected to have links with the self-claimed Islamic State (IS), has been arrested.
Thailand considers Kra Canal project World

Thailand considers Kra Canal project

The Thai government is reviewing the feasibility of the Kra Canal project which will connect the Gulf of Thailand to Andaman Sea across southern Thailand, creating a strategic sea route.
Vietnam proposes measures to enhance AIPA’s role Politics

Vietnam proposes measures to enhance AIPA’s role

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong suggested measures to promote the role of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) at the first plenary session of the 38th AIPA General Assembly (AIPA-38) which opened in Manila, the Philippines, on September 16.
Malaysia tightens security ahead of SEA Games 29 World

Malaysia tightens security ahead of SEA Games 29

Malaysia’s police have coordinated with the country’s Immigration Department to carry out a campaign in Kuala Lumpur to eliminate security threats on the threshold of the 29th Southeast Asian Games.
Indian Defence Minister to visit Vietnam World

Indian Defence Minister to visit Vietnam

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will make a two-day visit to Vietnam to boost military relations between the two nations, according to the Indian news agency Press Trust of India.
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Indonesian FM hails Vietnam in ASEAN Chair

The Indonesian Foreign Minister M. Natalegawa has praised Vietnam at the start of the year it holds the regions chair, saying that “Vietnam has started its ASEAN chairmanship very well.