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Singapore club offers controversial “poverty simulation” exercise

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Singapore, one of the richest countries in Asia and among the top ten most expensive places to live globally, offers one more pastime for...
Malaysia considers jail for life and cane strokes for whistleblowers, journalists

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Malaysia's new Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was hand-picked for the role by Prime Minister Najib Razak in July last year and just...
I Ask My Good Angel

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A poem by Firoz Abdul Hamid They say trust me, All I see is betrayal of trust, The planet dilapidated; nature wrecked in the name of progress, Livelihoods...
Lessons from the cold in Bangkok

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It shouldn’t be that cold in Bangkok. Well, let’s say “cold.” Yesterday night it was around 16°C (61°F) on the mercury combined with a relatively...
Phuket to become Thailand’s first smart city, Chiang Mai to follow

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Phuket City, the capital of Phuket province and of the island of the same name, will be turned into an innovation-driven “smart city” this...
Metal debris found in Thailand unlikely to be from flight MH370

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A curved metal panel that appeared to be part of a plane has been found off the coast of southern Thailand in the morning...
Singapore shifts to new growth industries: Robots and space tech

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With Singapore’s traditional export industries such as electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and engineering services under pressure due to shrinking demand from important export partners such...
Forest fires cost Indonesia $16 billion, contribute to climate change

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Forest fires in Indonesia last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of its GDP,...
Power play in the media and ethics

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Is media a lapdog, watchdog, running dog or simply wagging its tail in a society? A look at the power play in the media -...
Suicide bombing terror back in Southeast Asia – Islamic State claims responsibility

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Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on January 14 while gunmen attacked a police post nearby, next...
Drone flight over Laos’ most mysterious corner (video)

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New drone footage provides a rare aerial view of the mysterious Plain of Jars in northern Laos. The plain of Jars is home to more than 2,000...
Thailand tourism arrivals at record high – capsule hotel to open

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With more than 29 million tourists arriving in Thailand this year - a new all-time high -, news that the first outspoken capsule hotel...
Malay Muslim groups say Brunei’s Christmas ban “against Islamic principles”

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A total of 30 Malaysian civil societies of different faiths, among them a number of Muslim groups, on December 24 called on the Malaysian...
Government poll finds 99% of Thais happy with government

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A new poll released by the Thai National Statistics Office on December 22 found that 99.3 per cent of Thais are happy with the...
Indonesia tries issuing ban on taxi & motorbike apps, triggers online furor

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation on December 17 banned ride-hailing taxi and motorbike services that operate online such as Uber, Go-Jek and GrabTaxi, stating that...
The path taken: Philippine overseas workers’ facts in an infographic

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December is a pretty special time in the Philippines, not only as the country celebrates Christmas but also because its a time to to...
Myanmar farmers point at ‘positive effects’ of growing poppy – for them

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In what can be seen as a quite one-sided approach, Myanmar's opium farmers in a joint statement said that they don't want to be...
Inequality in Indonesia rose to record high

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Inequality in Indonesia has reached historical high, a World Bank report released in Jakarta on December 8 revealed. The country's Gini coefficient, which measures...