WASHINGTON - A US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea on Thursday, a US official said, the first such operation by US President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway.
UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expressed serious concern regarding the recent disappearances of community workers; Amri Che Mat and Raymond Keng Joo Koh, and urged Malaysian authorities to urgently investigate the abductions of the two men associated with religious minority groups.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two Indonesian men will Tuesday be publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community.
The Thai government has allowed foreign universities and vocational academies to set up facilities in the Eastern Economic Corridor to teach and train Thais in areas where there are manpower shortages. The initiative, which would bypass the Education Ministry’s bureaucracy, is a model which is already widely practised in Latin America.