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Singapore sets up cybersecurity academy

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The Singapore government is launching a new training center focused on cyber threats under the Cyber Security Agency. It will be an academy to...
Malaysia cans October beer festival as Muslims object “vice”

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The Better Beer Festival, Malaysia's biggest annual craft beer event roughly modeled after Munich's famous Oktoberfest, has been scrapped after an influential Muslim party...
Moody’s gloomy about Philippine growth if current problems persists

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U.S. rating agency Moody's, which gave its first investment grade rating to the Philippines back in 2013, has warned that President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly...
Indulging in Thailand becomes more expensive

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After a long and secretive preparation phase, Thailand on September 16 finally introduced an amended excise tax law for taxes levied on cigarettes, alcoholic...
Singapore agrees on hosting Formula 1 for another four seasons

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Singapore ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix in the city state signed a deal on September 15 to host Formula 1 races until 2021,...
“Quality of nationality” varies widely in Southeast Asia

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The newly released Quality of Nationality Index by UK-based residency consultancy Henley & Partners gives some insight in what the firm calls "objective value...
Thailand grounds 12 airlines, including Thai VietJet

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Thailand’s military government through the special powers it granted itself by Section 44 in the latest Constitution suspended international flights of no less than...
Red Bull brand under pressure: Company heir on Interpol wanted list

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In Austria, Red Bull's co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz is currently being praised and courted by media for having advanced on Forbes world's richest list to...
Thailand sets $90-billion tourism revenue target

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The Thai government has set a tourism revenue target of three trillion baht, a whopping $90 billion, for 2018 from domestic and international tourists,...
Brunei seeks investments in maritime sector

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The small sultanate of Brunei, grappling with low oil and prices in an economy heavily concentrated on hydrocarbon exports, is now opening its maritime...
Malaysia among world’s top economies by 2050, study claims

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Malaysia will become the 24th biggest economic powerhouse by GDP in the world by 2050, according to consultancy PwC in its latest “The World...
Philippines halts trade with North Korea

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The Philippines, North Korea's fifth-largest source of imports, will suspend all trade with the pariah state in order to comply with a UN Security...
Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia best expat destinations in SE Asia: Survey

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The newest edition of "Expat Insider", a survey issued annually by the world's largest expat network InterNations, shows a flattering result for three Southeast...
Petronas seeks clarity over partnership with Sarawak’s new oil firm Petros

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The Malaysian state of Sarawak, which set up its own oil and gas extraction company last month in an unprecedented challenge for the country's...
Cambodia under cyberattack, political background suspected

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Cambodia's private and public computer networks have become targets of malicious code unique to the country which is activated through spam emails and phishing...
Vietnam plans to build and launch own satellites

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Amid growing demand for telecommunication and monitoring satellites in Southeast Asia, Vietnam said it plans to design and bring to space its first homegrown...
The Cambodia Daily shuts down after 24 years

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September 4, 2017 will see the final edition of one of the few independent newspapers in Cambodia, The Cambodia Daily. The paper announced that...
Vietnam to produce homegrown cars under VinFast brand

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Vietnam's property conglomerate Vingroup has launched a new division called VinFast which is set to become the nation's first home-grown car maker. Vingroup announced...