10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed

10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed

The increasing unemployment rate of Generation Z (people born between 1997 and 2012) in Indonesia is causing economic pressure and wasting human resources.
Philippines short of 190,000 health workers

Philippines short of 190,000 health workers

The Philippines is short of about 190,000 health workers while many decide to work overseas, Philippine Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa said on May 22.
Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific

Singapore private homes most expensive in Asia-Pacific

Private residential homes in Singapore continue to be the most expensive in the Asia-Pacific for the second year in a row, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) released on May 21.
Malaysia strengthens measures to cope with COVID-19 wave

Malaysia strengthens measures to cope with COVID-19 wave

Malaysia’s Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 1,230 COVID-19 cases between May 12 and 18, an increase of 14.8 per cent from the 1,071 cases reported in the week earlier. However, no new deaths from the disease have been reported since April 25.
Japan to fund coal plant shutdowns in Southeast Asia

Japan to fund coal plant shutdowns in Southeast Asia

Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group will provide financing to help close coal power plants ahead of schedule in Southeast Asia.
ASEAN, Japan develop joint automobile production strategy

ASEAN, Japan develop joint automobile production strategy

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan plan to create their first joint strategy on automobile production and sales within Southeast Asia in the context of China’s increasing presence in the regional electric vehicle market.
Singapore faces new COVID-19 wave

Singapore faces new COVID-19 wave

Singapore is facing a new COVID-19 wave with a surge in infection cases in the last two weeks, according to Health Minister Ong Ye Kung.
Two officers killed, one injured in attack at Malaysian police station

Two officers killed, one injured in attack at Malaysian police station

Two police officers were killed and another was injured in an attack by an armed individual at a police station in Malaysia's Johor state on early May 17 morning, Malaysian authorities announced.
Garuda Indonesia flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

Garuda Indonesia flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A jetliner taking 468 people from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia made an emergency landing on May 15 due to an engine fire, the Garuda Indonesia airline said, in the latest incident in the archipelago's airlines safety record.
Philippines deports 165 suspected scammers

Philippines deports 165 suspected scammers

The Philippines’ immigration bureau on May 15 announced that it had deported 165 Chinese citizens who were accused of working in an online scam centre based in Bamban in the north of the country.
Thailand okeys 10-year EEC visa for foreigners

Thailand okeys 10-year EEC visa for foreigners

Thailand’s cabinet has approved a special 10-year visa for executives and experts working in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to support the development of targeted industries in the country.
Death toll from floods in Indonesia continues to rise

Death toll from floods in Indonesia continues to rise

The number of people killed by flash floods and mud slides in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province has risen to 52 and more than 3,000 people were evacuated, local authorities said on May 14.
Laos approves feasibility study of floating solar farm

Laos approves feasibility study of floating solar farm

The Lao Government has allowed Liankham Trading Sole Co., Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study on the construction of a floating solar energy generation plant with a capacity of up to 1,500-1,600 MW.
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