On September 29th, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that pregnant women postpone travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus infection. The latest countries singled out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. According to the latest tally, there are now 369 cases of Zika in Singapore. There are six cases in Malaysia. The Zika virus is confirmed to cause the severe birth defect microcephaly, and it’s estimated that millions of people are infected in the Americas. In the continental US, there are over 1,000 people infected due to travel, including 320 pregnant women. Earlier this year, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency because of the risk to newborn children. 70 countries and territories around the world have reported Zika cases. There is … [Read more...] about US warns pregnant women not to travel to 11 Southeast Asia countries over Zika
11 southeast asian countries
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) has launched a promotional program for passengers to Southeast Asian countries under the theme of "Southeast Asian countries in reach". The preferential program will offer passengers planning to travel to the countries from May to November 11, 2016. They should book tickets before their scheduled flight at least three, seven or 14 days based on its detailed condition of each fare level. A return ticket will be sold at VND 1, 15 million (US$ 50) for economy class and VND 6, 45 million (US$ 279) for business class. Besides, VNA also launched another preferential program for two passengers using business class tickets offered at VND 5, 5 million (US$ 239) per person. The ticket will be sold to passengers traveling from now to March 31, 2017. … [Read more...] about VNA’s passengers fly to Southeast Asian countries with US$ 50 return tickets
VietNamNet Bridge - According to Forbes, as of November 16, 2015, Southeast Asia had a total of 70 people with assets of $1 billion or more. Vietnam has a sole representative Pham Nhat Vuong, Chairman of the Vingroup, with assets estimated at $1.8 billion. Among the Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia has the highest number of US dollar billionaires, with 17 people. The richest man of this country is R.Budi Hartono, with $8.5 billion. Ranking second is Singapore with 16 billionaires. The brothers Robert and Philip Ng are the richest men with total assets of $7.7 billion. Thailand was ranked 3rd with 15 people with assets from $1 billion or more. Dhanin Chearavanont, Thailand's richest person, is also the richest man in Southeast Asia today. According to the Wall Street Journal, Dhanin Chearavanont business empire is facing many challenges for a number of reasons such as China's economic slowdown, the Russian ruble devaluation and political instability in Turkey. However, this … [Read more...] about Which Southeast Asian country has the most USD billionaires?
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha (Source: nld.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha and President of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Council Muhadjir Efendy discussed bilateral cooperation in education and training during their talks in Hanoi on July 23. Muhadjir Efendy, who is also Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture, is currently paying a working visit to Vietnam as President of the SEAMEO Council. Nha said he is interested in the activities of SEAMEO centres in both Vietnam and the region at large. Vietnam has highly valued the support of SEAMEO centres, especially the Indonesian centres for quality improvement of teacher and education personnel (QITEP) in maths, science, and languages, which annually provide short-term training courses for Vietnamese teachers. Regarding bilateral relations with Indonesia, Minister Nha said he hopes the two countries … [Read more...] about Vietnam boosts cooperation with Southeast Asian education organisation
Jakarta (VNA) - The 50th Conference of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) is taking place from July 22 to July 25 at Bandar Sunway, Selangor of Malaysia under the chair of the host country’s Education Minister Maszlee Malik. The four-day conference will be attended by education ministers, government officials and official representatives from all 11 SEAMEO member states, affiliated member states, affiliates, Regional SEAMEO Centres and strategic partners. In this conference, SEAMEO will highlight the change of education landscape issue in support of economic and social development. This conference offers an open forum to discuss strategic direction based on SEAMEO’s seven priority areas in line with the perspectives and issues of the international education community, particularly in the Southeast Asian region. This conference also seeks closer cooperation in the field of education among the Southeast Asian countries and beyond. Education … [Read more...] about Southeast Asian education chiefs meet in Malaysia