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Thailand

British activist set for Thai defamation trial

BANGKOK: A British activist is set to face a defamation charge in a Bangkok court Tuesday stemming from a report he co-authored on alleged labour abuses in Thailand's food industry.

Mergawati

The many benefits of AEC

Reaching out to the Malaysian public and businesses on Asean economic integration.

AseanPlus News

Myanmar targets five million tourists with e-visa

YANGON: Myanmar has launched an online visa application promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015.

Community

Ministry view the incident involving foreign workers seriously, says Ismail

MARAN: The Human Resources Ministry will conduct a thorough investigation in connection with the recent rioting incident involving foreign workers in Kulai, Johor.

Swimming

Welson, a swimmer in the fast lane to success

LIFE was tough for Welson Sim when he was a child. Diagnosed with asthma in his early childhood, he had to take things easy and not exert himself. But now, he's on his way to greater success as one of the country's best young swimmers.

Community

Illegal foreign workers hiding in obscure places to avoid authorities

JOHOR BARU: Jumping off the second floor at a construction site, hiding in empty drums and piles of metal were some of the stunts by foreign workers at a construction site in a desperate attempt to avoid the authorities.

AseanPlus News

Myanmar census yields surprise

YANGON: Myanmar’s first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

Diving

Divers Jun Hoong-Wendy back together for Asian Games

PETALING JAYA: Divers Cheong Jun Hoong and Wendy Ng Yan Yee will be reunited for the Incheon Asian Games next month as Malaysia seek to defend their silver medal in the women’s 3m springboard synchro event.

World

Ethnic strife blurs Myanmar's first census in 30 years

YANGON (Reuters) - Following an incomplete count due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said on Saturday that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some ten million less than expected.

Myanmar

Myanmar census shows population nine million fewer than estimated

YANGON, Aug 30, 2014 (AFP) - Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.