One program in Thailand helps improve housing standards in poor urban areas by providing financial assistance and partnering with NGOs and communities. Read the full article at https://development.asia/summary/dynamic-approach-urban-development read more →

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims. The nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as well as labourers from countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal for jobs shunned by locals.. read more →

2018 Jan 14
January 14, 2018

Asean faces disruptive trends

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Electrical and electronics is one of Asean’s most important sectors, directly employing more than 2.5 million workers. FILE PIC By PHIDEL MARION G.VINELESJanuary 14, 2018 @ 10:45am ELECTRONICS is the largest export of Asean, equivalent to 25 per cent of the region’s goods exports. According to the Asean Secretariat, the bulk of the world’s consumer electronics.. read more →

Experience ASEAN Carnival, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 12 January 2018 Good evening everybody, Ambassadors, Excellencies, fellow Singaporeans and all our ASEAN friends. Very happy to be with all of you here today because this year is Singapore’s turn to chair ASEAN and today’s event marks the formal start of our Chairmanship. The ten ASEAN member.. read more →

Domestic helpers leaving for Hong Kong pass through the security check at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters Tyas Weningsih Putri left her village in Kendal, Central Java in August 2016 to try her luck for a second time as a migrant worker in Malaysia. She had been recruited to work in a birds’ nest.. read more →