• Over 300,000 Indonesians fall ill due to haze

    Indonesian Health Minister Nila Moeloek disclosed that the figure of recorded respiratory patients jumped by around 20 percent since the start of the forest fires in Sumatra and Borneo islands in September, pushing the government to take greater measures to terminate the problem in the country, Xinhua news agency reported. South Sumatra, which has more population than the other five Indonesian provinces affected by the haze, recorded the largest number of patients, which stood at 83,276. The government has conducted the biggest air operation, involving helicopters, planes and thousands of soldiers, to stop forest fires that have spread haze to Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Echelon Thailand returns to Bangkok this November
    Echelon Thailand returns to Bangkok this November

    e27 brings Echelon Thailand 2015 to Bangkok for intensive technology startup and business scaling on November 26-27. Earlybird Tickets are now on sale till October 11! We have conquered quite a fair bit since the last Echelon Thailand in 2014. Indonesia, done. Singapore, done. Malaysia, done. 14 Regional Qualifiers, done. So when it came to planning... The post Echelon Thailand returns to Bangkok this November appeared first on e27.

  • 22 infected with Hepatitis C virus in Singapore

    Singapore, Oct 6 (IANS) A total of 22 patients at a renal ward in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) have been diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus, hospital authorities said on Tuesday. In a statement, the SGH said that in early June the hospital discovered an increased frequency of Hepatitis C virus infections in a renal ward, Channel News Asia reported. Among them, eight have died, including four who had "multiple co-morbidities and severe sepsis", and the possibility that the Hepatitis C virus could have been a contributing factor has not been ruled out, the statement said.