|The Myanmar accused Ko Wai Phyo (L) and Ko Zaw Lin Oo (R) sit behind the bars of a prison vehicle as they arrive for trial at Samui Court, Surat Thani province, Thailand, December 8, 2014. Photo: Sitthipong Charoenjai/EPA|
A UK court’s inquest into the death of British tourist Ms Hannah Witheridge on Thailand’s Koh Tao in September 2014 has been adjourned awaiting Thai police papers, according to local UK media reports.
|Thailand periodically intercepts illegal migrants transiting the country on route to Malaysia and other countries. Migrants thought to be from Myanmar's Rohingya community are pictured here on January 16, 2013, at a detention centre in southern Thailand after they were rounded up by the authorities. Photo: AFP|
More than 50 migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, have been picked up in southern Thailand after authorities acting on a tip-off stopped trucks smuggling them through the country, a local official said Monday.
|Indonesian air force members and rescuers from the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) carry a passenger seat during a search and rescue operation for the victims of an AirAsia plane crash, at Iskandar Military Airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, January 5, 2015. Photo: Adi Weda/EPA|
Weather was the "triggering factor" in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 with icing likely causing engine damage, Indonesian officials said, as rough seas Sunday hampered the search for more bodies and wreckage.
|President U Thein Sein (R) ceremonially handed over the position of the ASEAN chair to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the end of the 25th ASEAN Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on November 13, 2014. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima|
Malaysia will kick-start its chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015 by hosting the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia fromJanuary 27to28, according the ASEAN secretariat in a press release received on January 2.
|Indonesian Navy personnel lifting a body believed to be a victim of the crashed AirAsia airplane onto the deck of the Indonesian Navy ship 'KRI Sultan Hasanudin' on the Java Sea, Indonesia, December 31, 2014. The search for victims of the AirAsia plane crash in waters off Indonesia widened January 1, 2015, local media reported, as more bodies from around the crash site in the Java Sea were taken ashore. Photo: Massulis Mbasan/EP|
As search teams hunt for the black boxes of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas.
|Since Sunday, at least four flight mishaps have taken place in Southeast Asia, including the tragic loss of an AirAsia flight in the Java Sea off Indonesia. Passengers look on as an AirAsia aircraft taxis at Changi Airport in Singapore, December 29, 2014. Photo: Francis R Malasig/EPA|
As search and rescue teams scouring the Java Sea for the missing AirAsia flight began picking up bodies on Tuesday, fresh aircraft incidents have been reported in Thailand and the Philippines.