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Indonesia may need US$30b to move capital from Jakarta: Minister

Indonesia's plan to move its capital off the main island of Java will require investment of about US$20 billion to US$30 billion, a minister said on Tuesday (Apr 30), even though the government has yet to decide on a new location.

  • Singapore PM: US-ASEAN Summit a “very significant step forward”

    Singapore PM: US-ASEAN Summit a “very significant step forward”

    Public: 2/19/2016 10:21:11 AM

    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong praised the importance of the recent US- ASEAN Summit, which was held in Sunnylands, California from February 15th-17th.

  • Singapore is on the verge of establishing strategic relation with China, said Zheng Yongnian

    Singapore is on the verge of establishing strategic relation with China, said Zheng Yongnian

    Public: 11/7/2015 1:23:17 AM

    (VNF) - As there are more frequent communications in politics, economy and social relations between the two countries, Singapore is on the verge of establishing strategic relation with China, Zheng noted.

  • Gloomy outlook for Thailand’s economy

    Gloomy outlook for Thailand’s economy

    Public: 8/18/2015 10:12:20 AM

    Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has lowered the country’s predicted economic growth rate for this year to 2.7-3.2 percent from the previous 3-4 percent.

  • ASEAN thrives on its diversity, says Secretary General

    ASEAN thrives on its diversity, says Secretary General

    Public: 8/9/2015 9:27:26 AM

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been considered one of the two most successful regional groupings that has grown in stature over time thanks to its diversity, Secretary General Le Luong Minh told the Vietnam News Agency in a recent interview ahead of the 48 th founding anniversary of the bloc (August 8).

  • Malaysia: newly-found debris belongs to Boeing 777

    Malaysia: newly-found debris belongs to Boeing 777

    Public: 8/3/2015 12:32:43 PM

    A piece of wreckage recently found in the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean was identified as part of the a Boeing 777, the same type of plane as Malaysia Airlines’s missing MH370 flight, a Malaysian official said on August 2.

  • Italian MPs speak out against China’s actions in the East Sea

    Italian MPs speak out against China’s actions in the East Sea

    Public: 7/16/2015 2:40:25 PM

    During a hearing of the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ Committee of External Affairs on July 14, Italian Members of Parliament called upon the Italian Government and European states to raise their voices against China’s illegal actions in the East Sea.

  • The Truth about China’s South China Sea land reclamation announcement

    The Truth about China’s South China Sea land reclamation announcement

    Public: 6/29/2015 9:37:35 AM

    Recently, as The Diplomat reported, China declared that some of its land reclamation work in the South China Sea will be completed soon. Considering the feverish pace of Chinese activity in this respect over the past few months, one might be tempted to heave a sigh of relief.

  • ASEAN senior official: East Sea disputes could be solved

    ASEAN senior official: East Sea disputes could be solved

    Public: 6/11/2015 11:58:13 PM

    ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat Director-General Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob said on June 10th that the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) believes a judicious mechanism could solve disputes in the East Sea.

  • East Sea: “Hot” at Shangri-La Dialogue 2015

    East Sea: “Hot” at Shangri-La Dialogue 2015

    Public: 6/11/2015 11:47:24 PM

    The Shangri-La 2015 Dialogue taking place in Singapore from May 29th– 31th brought together defence officials and armed forces’ commanders from 30 countries in the world with the guest of honor Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.

  • Singaporean PM confident on ASEAN Community formation

    Singaporean PM confident on ASEAN Community formation

    Public: 6/8/2015 11:30:51 AM

    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is confident the ASEAN Community will be established by the end of this year, but added the quality of ASEAN integration will depend on how it resolves outstanding issues, including the territorial dispute in East Sea.

  • US President calls for end to China aggression in East Sea

    US President calls for end to China aggression in East Sea

    Public: 6/3/2015 9:00:26 AM

    US President Barack Obama has stated that China’s illegal construction projects in the East Sea are counter-productive and called for an end to aggressive action in the region.

  • 14th Shangri-La Dialogue: dialogue to build trust, transparency

    14th Shangri-La Dialogue: dialogue to build trust, transparency

    Public: 6/2/2015 12:05:33 AM

    The 14th Shangri-La Dialogue ended in Singapore on May 31st with a message that dialogue is needed to build trust and transparency.

  • US supports resolution of East Vietnam Sea disputes via peaceful measures: Senator McCain

    US supports resolution of East Vietnam Sea disputes via peaceful measures: Senator McCain

    Public: 5/29/2015 12:19:04 AM

    Washington supports resolving disputes in the East Vietnam Sea through peaceful measures based on international law, visiting Senator John McCain, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, told his host in Hanoi.

  • Vietnam desires real, practical peace

    Vietnam desires real, practical peace

    Public: 3/7/2015 1:31:16 PM

    Vietnam wants real peace, but not on impracticable terms based on greed and territorial expansion; and real friendship based on mutual respect, but not at the price of hegemony and dependence.

  • What Chinese people may think

    What Chinese people may think

    Public: 3/7/2015 1:30:15 PM

    The illegal Chinese actions in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone since May 2 have raised strong public opposition, with many Chinese people showing concern.

  • China 'sending mixed signals to Asean'

    China 'sending mixed signals to Asean'

    Public: 3/7/2015 1:29:05 PM

    In preparing for the 24th Asean Summit in Myanmar, member states studied ways to respond positively to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's October 2013 proposal for an Asean-China Treaty on Good Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation. They also looked at his

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