News file for: Brunei
East Asia and South-East Asia are now major hubs for the illicit manufacture of amphetamine-type stimulants, warns the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The floods which have affected eight million people in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction, says the UNISDR.
Singapore was named the top Asian innovation economy in the 2011 Global Innovation Index released by INSEAD.
95 teams from 13 Asian countries converged at Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang International Circuit for the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2011 this week.
The World Health Organization on Friday urged Asia-Pacific countries to increase the use of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs.