Style and Culture

Style and Culture

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Thailand delays return to democracy

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Thailand's military-backed legislature, the "National Reform Council (NRC)", on September 6 rejected a widely unpopular draft of a new constitution. The country's return to...
Kirin aims to make Myanmar Beer a regional brand

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After taking over the majority of Myanmar's largest beer company, Myanmar Brewery,  Japanese beverages giant Kirin is planning to market the Myanmar Beer brand...
Church group ends five-day protest that paralysed Manila

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More than 20,000 members of politically influential Philippine Christian sect Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on August 31 ended five days of street protests that...
Switzerland could turn the scales in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

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Although the Malaysian government is trying its best to return to a normal agenda after the scandal surrounding state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad has...
Aung San Suu Kyi works towards alliance with Shwe Mann

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi announced that she wants to form an alliance with Shwe Mann, the recently ousted chairman of the...
AirAsia chief’s futile bid to become ASEAN Secretary-General

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Tony Fernandes, flamboyant Malaysian entrepreneur, co-founder and group chief executive of AirAsia Group and chairman of Tune Group, a Kuala Lumpur-based leisure and entertainment...
Careers aliens do not + whore dust: Thainglish at its finest

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A recent unintentionally hilarious, but nevertheless highly embarrassing case of "lost in translation" calls to mind that English proficiency is not at its best...
Singapore at 50: Well done, but challenges ahead

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Singapore just became 50 - a time span that saw the small city state transform from third world to first in record speed. The...
Myanmar becomes brewing beer battlefield for Carlsberg, Heineken

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Two of the biggest international beer breweries have gone on collision course in Myanmar: Heineken and Carlsberg. After Carlsberg opened a $75 million brewery in...
Hooters to open 30 new restaurants across Southeast Asia

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US casual dining chain Hooters, whose concept is to sexualise the intake of fried chicken and other high-calorie junk food through scantily clad waitresses...
The multi-million dollar industry that deals in endangered animals’ deaths

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The murder of Cecil, a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, has stoked international condemnation; even US TV host Jimmy Kimmel has broken his comedic character,...
Indonesia seeks Mideast tourists and investors, but confines destinations

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As part of an overall tourism offensive, Indonesia plans to increase the number of well-spending visitors from the Middle East and, at the same...
Worst-ever smartphone ad spotted in Manila

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Dear Mr. Wayne Chi, CEO of KingCom Philippines, We believe that you are selling great smartphones and your company is certainly good in marketing them,...
Palestinians protest in Bangkok (photoblog)

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Gathering to rally on the annual Al Quds Day on July 10 and also commemorating the July 8 beginning of the 51-day war in...
The temple of the Dhamma farangs

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While elsewhere in Thailand foreign tourists at 3am might walk home from a night out at the many entertainment spots the country has to...
Thailand’s finest fruit of the loom (photoblog)

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Whoever is into arts and crafts from Thailand knows that the country has a lot to offer in this space. Among them are the...
Beware of dog food: The great dog meat debate howls on

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An annual dog meat-eating festival held in a remote part of southern China has once again sparked an international outcry, with a petition to...
Thailand’s reform council proposes legalising casinos

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A small group of National Reform Council (NRC) members has called for casinos to be legalised in Thailand, citing the presence of booming casinos...