Myanmar Minster Calls for Action to Save the Moken Reply

By NAN LWIN HNIN PWIN The Irrawaddy 20 November 2017

The number of Moken has fallen to fewer than 1,000 people as the nomadic group struggles with the erosion of their traditional way of living.

YANGON, Myanmar — Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Naing Thet Lwin has called for the creation of a special committee to save the Moken, who now number fewer than 1,000 people. More…

Music for Malaysia Reply

A concert celebrating 60 years of Merdeka (Independence)

(From left) Tazul Tajuddin Composer), Hao Zi Yoh (Pianist), Mei Yi Foo (Pianist),  Pei Ann Yeoh (violinist). Kharunnisa Diyana Md Noor, (soprano), Bobby Chen (pianist)

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Indonesia President Jokowi Asks Overseas Compatriots to Promote ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ Reply

Jakarta Globe July 5, 2017
JAKARTA, Indonesia. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the Indonesian diaspora to promote the “Wonderful Indonesia” campaign and help the government in its efforts to boost the country’s tourism and investment.

“The president hopes the Indonesian diaspora will assist the government in increasing exports and attracting foreign investment to the country,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in Jakarta on Monday (03/07). More…

Langkawi Skycab rated among world’s best cable car systems Reply

The Malay Mail Online Wednesday July 5, 2017

Langkawi will be imposing a tourist tax starting July 1. ― TODAY pic

LANGKAWI, Malaysia –  Langkawi SkyCab, an over 4,000-metre-long cable car system linking Oriental Village at Teluk Burau and the 708-metre-high Gunung Mat Chinchang, here, has been listed as among the world’s top 10 best cable car systems by an international travel website. More…

Jokowi and Duterte Shake Hands on Pacts to Strengthen Indonesia-Philippines Relations   Reply

Jakarta Globe Sunday April 30, 2017

JAKARTA, IndonesiaIndonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a series of agreements to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries at the Malacañang Palace in Manila on Friday (28/04), including expanding partnerships in counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering. More…

Censorship keeping Malaysians in their ‘cocoon’, says activist Reply

By Ida Lim The Malay Mail Online Sunday April 30, 2017

View of KL on the 27jun 2013. All most with out haze. Taken at tasik Titiwangsa.

Lena Hendry said screenings of human rights documentaries ― generally not shown on television channels ― are important to create greater awareness for a better society. ― Pictures by Choo Choy May

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia –  Banning the screening of documentaries keeps Malaysians inside their “cocoons” instead of learning more about the world, a local activist has said.

Lena Hendry said screenings of human rights documentaries ― generally not shown on television channels ― are important to create greater awareness for a better society. More…

Bali Beats London and Paris to Be Crowned World’s Best Destination by TripAdvisor Reply

Jakarta Globe Sat April 22, 2017

A procession of Balinese Hindus walk along a beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony ahead of the holy day of Nyepi, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Agung Parameswara

JAKARTA, Indonesia; Travel app and website TripAdvisor crowned Bali as the “World’s Best Destination in 2017,” the first place in Asia to top its “Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations” list. More…