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Japan yakuza: How about your mafia magazines, ASEAN?

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Every business needs to have a handle on communication with their employees, even organized crime syndicates, it now appears. Japanese media has reported that...
AirAsia crew uniforms too sexy for authorities

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The iconic red uniforms of low-cost carrier AirAsia's female flight attendants have caught attention of Malaysia's transport ministry that asked the airline on July...
Thai media and entertainment industry in spending spree

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The entertainment and media industry in Thailand expects a significant rise in spending by $5 billion to $14.8 billion by 2017, fueled by surging...
Pattaya wants to host Formula 1 race

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The popular Thai beach town of Pattaya wants to be the stage for the Grand Prix of Thailand 2015 after Bangkok residents and environmentalists...
3D printed fashion becoming popular in ASEAN

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Kuala Lumpur recently was the stage of Asia's very first 3D printed fashion show - a new trend that combines 3D printing with fashion...
Cheapest place to buy Apple gadgets in Asia: Malaysia!

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A price comparison between popular Apple gadgets in Asia brought to light that almost all of them are cheapest to purchase in Malaysia at...
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...
Artificial sun: China opens world’s largest building (video)video

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The Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province has opened the world’s largest man-made structure, housing hotels, shopping complexes, offices, a replica of a...
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...
Chinese ex-minister gets death sentence for corruption

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A court in Beijing has sentenced China's former railway minister Liu Zhijun to death over charges of bribery and power abuse. The death sentence...
Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself "Hitler" and displayed the German Nazi leader's portrait in a way resembling the...
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...
Japan: Woman forced to put on bunny ears for missing sales targets

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A woman employed by Japanese cosmetics maker Kanebo was forced to wear bunny ears as a penalty for missing her sales targets, local media...
Chevrolet enters Myanmar market

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General Motors' Chevrolet is the second US car brand after Ford to make it onto Myanmar roads. The automotive giant announced that it will...
Bank of Thailand concernced about growing private debt

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Financial authorities in Thailand are getting increasingly concerned about rising household debts in the nation, a regional evelopment that has already led Singapore and...
Myanmar’s ‘Godfather of Heroin’ dies, bounty on successor

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Branded the “Godfather of Heroin” by the US government, the notorious drug kingpin and shadowy business tycoon Lo Hsing Han died at his home...
Phnom Penh slum kids’ video goes viralvideo

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A video featuring 160 slum kids from a poor district in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh received almost 240,000 hits on Youtube as of July...
Business woman wins Miss Universe Singapore title

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Twenty-four-year-old Shi Lim on July 6 won the Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant, giving her the right to represent the country in the contest’s...