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Phuket loses its beach umbrellas, parasols are disappearing in Burma, too

Asean Today: Raiders Attack Resort: Brit, Finn Injured; Means Test for MAS Misery; Umbrella Vanishes; War on Women

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Today Around Southeast Asia

PHUKETWAN recognises the importance of Asean with the Economic Community approaching and marks what's happening around the region with a new column, Asean Today.

Cambodia A British national and a Finnish national were checked in hospital in Phnom Penh after being attacked on the resort island of Koh Rong off the coast of Sihanoukville. About $3000, a mobile phone, a laptop and a camera were taken from resort cashier Michael Hay, 27, and owner Jooni Huhani Nleml, 40, by two or three knife-wielding men.

Malaysia The son of a passenger killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has been asked to supply them with details of his mother's income tax returns, payslips and mortgage payments to support a claim for damages that his lawyers say should not be means tested.

Burma A photo with a missing umbrella from the Ministry of Information of Myanmar (Burma) has gone viral on social media. The photo showed a mysterious umbrella shadow near a walking minister but there was no umbrella in sight.

Philippines The military will suspend its operations against the separatist Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao to enable the holding of graduation ceremonies.


reuters Indonesia will impose a levy of $50 a tonne on exports of crude palm oil when prices fall below a threshold triggering a monthly tax on shipments overseas, the chief economics minister said.

Vietnam Vietnam Veterans are invited to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the day all US troops left Vietnam at 1pm on Sunday, March 29, at the American Legion Post in Dixfield.

Brunei Kentucky senator Rand Paul demanded the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton return all donations the Clinton Foundation has received from Saudi Arabia, Brunei and the United Arab Emirates, nations where, he said, ''There is a war on women.''

Laos A Chinese-run resort complex in north-west Laos whose activities include offering parts of endangered species for eating - such as bear's paws and tiger meat - was slammed by an activist organisation which called on the country to crack down on the illegal market.

Singapore Hazy skies returned to Singapore yesterday and are expected to darken part of the island today as well: ''Burning activities in the northern Asean region, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra could have contributed to the increased concentration of particulate matter.''


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