Indonesia: agencies calm public about tsunami threat ASEAN

Indonesia: agencies calm public about tsunami threat

The public need not worry about a tsunami threat along Java’s southern coast if they take mitigation measures to minimise the impact of disasters, Indonesian agencies have said following rising concerns about the phenomenon.
Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand World

Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

At least five people were reported dead after tropical storm Pabuk, with winds reaching 70 kilometres per hour, battered southern coast of Thailand on January 4, Thai media said on January 5.
US, Philippines hold joint naval patrol World

US, Philippines hold joint naval patrol

The navy forces of the US and the Philippines has conducted a joint patrol in the Sulu Sea off the southern coast of the Philippines at the request of the latter’s government.
Singapore lowers 2016 GDP forecast World

Singapore lowers 2016 GDP forecast

Singapore has lowered its economic growth forecast for 2016 to between 1-2 percent, down from the initial range of 1-3 percent, the Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said on August 11.