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Thailand’s soldier monks

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Though it seems like a plot device from a Bruce Lee movie, this is very real – Thailand has an undercover army of “soldier...
Travel Trends: Cambodia’s beaches

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In the 1990s, many foreigners would have not imagined visiting conflict-stricken Cambodia, especially for a beach vacation. Fast forward to 2012 - and 3.5...
Most pessimistic country in ASEAN: Singapore

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Singapore has been identified by a survey of market reseacher Gallup as the most pessimistic country in ASEAN, and not only this, it also...
Filipino appetite for mobile computing growing

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According to a recent telecom industry market research study, Filipinos are increasingly hooked on mobile technology. The report, by TNS Philippines, found that most...
The #haze is back!

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The haze has returned to many parts of Malaysia with the resumption of fires in Sumatra, Air Pollution Index (API) levels are inching higher...
Thai monk caught in whirlpool of scandals

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Remember Thailand's jet-setting monks? It gets worse. Until a month ago, 33-year old Wirapol Sukphol had no limelight in Thailand, and why should he? Monks...
Singaporeans want more sex

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After a long day of work, the burden of taxing responsibilities accumulates, creating a vacuum that needs to be filled, demanding an outlet, a...
Malaysian bloggers charged for posting controversial pork pictures

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Charged on July 18 for “seditious publication” after posting a picture on Facebook of dining on pork during Ramadan, Alvin Tan, 25, and Vivian...
Strange ASEAN laws: Black magic ban in Indonesia

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The Indonesian government is currently considering adding a law to the country’s Criminal Code that would outlaw witchcraft.  Here is the proposed law: (1). Any...
Apple sued by Vietnamese erotica writer

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Back in March of 2010, actress, singer and author Le Kieu Nhu released her first book that was later met with harsh criticism for...
Six ways CEOs can foster creativity in Asia

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In small and medium enterprises (SME), a top provider of new jobs, the law of the land has and will always be innovate or...
Southeast Asia’s emerging retirement destinations

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Retiring in Southeast Asia has become a viable option for Westerners hitting the 50 plus age bracket. In 2010, the New York Times estimated...
Sumatran tigers trap Indonesian men in tree for 5 days

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Five Indonesian men were rescued on July 8 after holding out for 5 days atop a tree from baying Sumatran tigers, officials told media. The...
Manila business district site of multiple homicide

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A grizzly murder scene unfolded in the financial heart of the Philippine capital Manila on July 3, AFP has reported. According to local police, five...
Citarum: Possibly the world’s most polluted river

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Jammed with endless amounts of trash, hazardous waste, and human excrement, lays the world’s most polluted river in West Java, Indonesia, known as the...
Myanmar bans TIME Magazine over ‘Buddhist Terror’ cover story

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Myanmar has banned the July 2013 issue of TIME Magazine which bears the words “The Face of Buddhist Terror”, its front page displaying the...
Southeast Asia haze: Fallout ensues – Join the discussion

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Malaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby has deflected blame over being involved in the disastrous haze that engulfed Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia earlier this...
Ten reasons why Thailand may lose out in the ASEAN race

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Thailand will have to address certain issues that affect investors' confidence in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing business environment in ASEAN....