Indonesia to steer away from consumerism ASEAN

Indonesia to steer away from consumerism

Indonesia will change its lifestyle paradigm of consumption to empower productive sectors to boost its economy, President Joko Widodo remarked at the annual People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR).
Laos marks Media and Publication Day World

Laos marks Media and Publication Day

A ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of Laos’ Media and Publication Day was held in Vientiane, with the participation of senior officials and representatives from ministries and sectors.
Thailand arrests 22 for human trafficking ASEAN

Thailand arrests 22 for human trafficking

Thai police said on August 13 that they arrested 22 people accused for involvement in trafficking of Rohingya migrants from Myanmar as part of an ongoing large-scale crackdown launched in May.
ASEAN supports flood victims in Myanmar World

ASEAN supports flood victims in Myanmar

The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) assigned a team of experts to Nay Pyi Taw to support Myanmar’s emergency relief activities.
 Indonesian President reshuffles cabinet World

Indonesian President reshuffles cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo reshuffled his cabinet on August 12 by replacing a number of leaders of important ministries in a bid to boost economic recovery, according to Antara news agency.
 Myanmar: Thousands evacuated as floods rage World

Myanmar: Thousands evacuated as floods rage

The government of Hakha city, the capital of Chin state in northwest Myanmar, is evacuating about 4,000 people after landslides as a result of heavy rains destroyed 375 houses, foreign media reported.