Asean Now: Weekly Wrap Ep 43

Asean Now wraps up the latest news of the week in the region.

Days of rain caused landslides and flooding in Java island last weekend with 43 reported deaths. Catholic Church leaders and rights groups in the Philippines expressed concern over the sharp rise in police killings of suspected criminals. Police in Malaysia has formed a special task force to investigate the murder of Opposition politician Bill Kayong. A United Nations backed tribunal is expected to deliver its verdict on Philippines’ challenge to China’s South China Sea claims soon. Seven Indonesian crewmen were abducted off the Philippines. Singaporean company Pally Asia is now providing friends for hire. Myanmar’s political activist Aung San Suu Kyi wraps up her three day official visit to Thailand. Vietnam’s railway will be restored this month after a bridge repair. Medieval towns from the Khmer Empire in the Cambodian jungle have been uncovered using laser technology. Security authorities in Thailand are under fire again after a British court ordered bankruptcy on the maker of fake bomb detectors, GT200. Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith will pay an unofficial visit to Thailand in July.

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