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Condom capacity to swell

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 13, 2012

In a move that will boost Malaysia’s efforts to rejuvenate its rubber industry in the face of intensified competition from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the world’s biggest condom manufacturer is set to expand its capacity once it sells shares next year. Malaysia-based Karex Industries is seeking funds through a share sell to double annual production


Foreign workers for Singapore

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 13, 2012

150,000: The number of foreign workers Singapore may require by 2030, according to the Singaporean government. The lion’s share – about 100,000 – will be needed in the domestic support sector, as well as 35,000 in construction and the remainder in healthcare. The city-state’s ageing population, expanding transport infrastructure and increasing housing requirements will fuel


Maids on sale

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 13, 2012

$1,150: The price put to Indonesian ‘maids on sale’ in advertisements found on Malaysian websites and flyers in Kuala Lumpur. The ads prompted a furious reaction from Indonesian online users, and the Malaysian and Indonesian governments have vowed to find the culprits. In December 2011, Indonesia lifted a ban on sending domestic workers to Malaysia


Hectare heartache

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 12, 2012

A flood of complaints over land disputes throughout Vietnam stirs the government to kickstart legal reform


Get me in here

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 5, 2012 is the region’s first mobile application for same day hotel reservations


Day tripper

By: Daniel Otis - December 4, 2012

Experience the essence of Cambodia, right in Phnom Penh’s backyard


“Orphanages are not the way forward for Cambodia”

By: Sacha Passi - November 28, 2012

In 2007, Tara Winkler rescued 14 children from an orphanage in Battambang and founded the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT). Now, at the age of 26, the former recipient of New South Wales’ Young Australian of the Year award continues to build local capacity in the northwestern province