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Filipino billionaire constructing vanity mansion

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In the Philippines, a property development scion has added some eye-popping flare to the conventional definition of narcissism. Robbie Antonio, the 36-year-old managing director of...
‘Soi Cowboy’ filmmaker dies in Vietnam (video)video

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Joseph Lang, a British writer and movie producer famous for the 2008 movie "Soi Cowboy", a thoughtful and disturbing meditation on the Thai experience...
Thailand to battle obesity, starting with cops

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Thai health authorities have realised that there is a growing problem with obesity in the nation, with the number of overweight preschool children having...
Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister mocked for promotion video

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In an attempt to promote traditional grocery stores, Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikuar wrote and released a music video titled “Show Huay Show...
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...
A first look at the Philippines’ eco-friendly ‘tourism city’

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Named after the US’s first president by a group of English teachers in the early 1900s, the municipality of New Washington, on the island...
Thailand burns $400m worth of drugs (video)

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Thai authorities burned $400 million-worth of narcotics on World Drug Day on June 26 in the Thai city of Ayutthaya north of Bangkok, according...
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....
Thais prefer internet over telly, study says

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Google Thailand found out in a study that Thais spend more time on the internet than watching TV. They are spending around 16 hours...
Brunei investors buy into Lotus F1 team

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Wealthy individuals linked to the royal family of Brunei are among the buyers of a 35 per cent stake in the Lotus Formula 1...
Malaysian firms named to be behind Sumatra fires

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Apart from Singapore-based companies that were allegedly responsible for some of the disastrous Sumatra forest fires that caused hazardous haze in Singapore and Peninsular...
Punks face off with Indonesia’s Shariah law

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“They will outlaw listening to that genre of music, that dress, and those actions... punishing by fine or by jailing. They will incentivise more...
Stylised documentary re-enacts Indonesian genocide (video)video

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A documentary by British American film-maker Joshua Lincoln Oppenheimer, The Act of Killing, investigates the lives of remorseless former commanders of Indonesian death squads...
Thailand’s ghastly wards: The magic of dead fetusesvideo

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Whether you believe it or not, there has been an on-going phenomenon in Thailand involving raising the ghosts of dead babies. These ghosts are...
60,000 at Art of Speed show in Selangor

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60,000 spectators and 254 owners of classic cars and bikes were drawn by Malaysia’s first Kustom Kulture & Hot Rod Show on June 8...
Rainforest Music Festival to kick off in Sarawak

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The annual Rainforest World Music Festival, set in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, is set for a three-day weekend of music and dance from...
Shape up: Malaysia should eye India’s obesity surgery trend

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Despite the fact that one in six Indians are classified as undernourished, bariatric surgery – also known as stomach shrinking – has begun to...