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Axing Australia's Taipan helicopters to cost 400 jobs, manufacturer says
Some 400 Australian aerospace support workers face redundancy after the government brought forward the retirement of a fleet of MRH90 Taipan military helicopters, the head of the European manufacturer told Reuters.
Myanmar authorities say seize almost half a ton of crystal meth worth around RM19mil
Myanmar authorities have announced that they had seized almost half a ton of crystal meth worth over US$4 million (RM18.8 million).
Cambodia tourism rising as country attracts 3.5 million international tourists in first eight months
Cambodia recorded some 3.5 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2023, a year-on-year increase of 250.8 per cent, the country's Prime Minister Hun Manet has announced.
Laos is one of world’s Top 15 countries offering cheapest internet prices, says report
According to new research, Laos ranked 14th among countries offering the world’s cheapest price per 1 GB of mobile data, the second Southeast Asian nation on the list after Cambodia, which made it to the fifth position.
Minister: Brunei health ministry to focus heart health among its people, it is second leading cause of death in the Sultanate
Cardiovascular diseases have emerged as the second leading cause of death in the Sultanate, trailing behind cancer, according to recent statistics. In 2022, 669 deaths were attributed to cardiovascular diseases, highlighting a concerning trend.
Cambodia and Laos fortify border cooperation; focus will be fight against drug smugglers
Stung Treng province of Cambodia and Attapeu province of Laos have bolstered their cross-border collaboration, signing an agreement which focuses on security, safety, public order and drug control.
BNM: Micro, small businesses to continue enjoying zero-cost transactions via DuitNow QR payments
KUALA LUMPUR: Major banks and non-bank financial service providers will waive transaction fees for micro and small businesses accepting DuitNow QR payments, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
Koreas clash at Asian Games football while Pakistan take on India in hockey as fierce rivalries take centre stage in Hangzhou
North and South Korea clash on the football pitch and India do battle with Pakistan in hockey as fierce rivalries take centre stage at the Asian Games on Saturday.
Thai court denies bail for lawyer who called for monarchy reforms
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court denied bail on Saturday for an activist lawyer sentenced to four years in prison for royal insults, his lawyer said, in one of the Southeast Asian country's highest-profile lese-majeste cases.
Respect police professionalism, Ahmad Zahid tells Takiyuddin
PETALING JAYA: The allegation of "extraordinary police presence" at Perikatan Nasional campaign activities is a mere political tactic with an aim to create confusion, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
MACC to give more documents to cops for red notice on Muhyiddin's son-in-law
PETALING JAYA: The Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will provide additional documents to the police for the issuance of a red notice by Interpol on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's son-in-law and another person.
Squash: Women's team delivers Malaysia's third gold medal in Asian Games
HANGZHOU: Squash delivered the third gold medal for Malaysia in the Hangzhou Asian Games after the women's team came from behind to beat Hong Kong 2-1 at HOC Squash Centre on Saturday (Sept 30).
Motorcycling-Perfect Martin wins Japanese Grand Prix sprint from pole
(Reuters) - Jorge Martin of Pramac Racing put on a masterclass to win Saturday's MotoGP sprint race at the Japanese Grand Prix after starting from pole position, piling the pressure on championship leader and reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia.
Electric vehicles see growing demand in Laos amid fluctuating cost of fuel
Due to the spiraling cost of fuel, more and more people in Laos are switching to electric vehicles (EVs) with the aim of saving fuel costs and reducing air pollution.
Brunei hits top five in global ‘I’m tired’ searches according to Google Trends analysis
In a recent analysis by Google Trends, the phrase “I’m tired” has reached a new peak in search queries, particularly in September.
World Bank grants US$41.2 million to Vietnam in emission reduction payments
Vietnam has received US$41.2 million, or 80 per cent of the total funding, from the World Bank for reducing carbon emissions from forests by 10.3 million tons, according to the Forestry Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Occupational injuries up 58.9pc in 2022, says Stats Dept
KUALA LUMPUR: The number of occupational injuries increased by 58.9 per cent to record 34,216 cases in 2022 compared to 21,534 cases in the previous year, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
Indonesian families face grief and intimidation - a year after stadium crush tragedy
Holding buckets of water, Cholifatul Nur sprinkles flowers planted at her young son's grave and wipes clean the stone slab where a scarf of his favourite team is draped a year after his death at an Indonesian football stadium.
Zhang Zhizhen, the man who beat Casper Ruud at the US Open, is now the Asian Games tennis champion
Zhang Zhizhen fought back to become the first Chinese men's singles tennis champion at the Asian Games since 1994 with victory over Japan's Yosuke Watanuki on Saturday in Hangzhou.
Crypto fund co-founder from Three Arrows Capital arrested and jailed in Singapore, says liquidator
One of the co-founders of collapsed cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has been apprehended in Singapore and jailed for four months, according to the company's liquidator.