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Style and Culture

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TMI next Malaysian news portal shutting down

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Malaysia's news web portal The Malaysian Insight (TMI) will close down "temporarily" next week because of financial difficulties, its editor-in-chief said. The decision came...
Malaysia stops imports from North Korea, closes embassy in Pyongyang

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Two companies incorporated in Singapore are accused of having violated United Nations (UN) sanctions against North Korea by supplying luxury goods, including wine and...
Foreigners working in Cambodia without permit face fine, jail and deportation

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More than 100,000 foreigners working in Cambodia without permits will be fined after Khmer New Year festivities end in mid-April and potentially even face...
Formula One street race in Hanoi looks like a done deal

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Vietnam could be added to the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix series as early as in 2020, according to former Formula One tycoon Bernie...
Duterte: OFW ban could be expanded to other countries

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on February 22 he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations...
Cambodia remains most corrupt country in Southeast Asia

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Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International,...
Foreign press explained the state of the nation in Thailand

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Spokespersons of the Thai government on February 19 called for a rare press conference for a large number of foreign media representatives and diplomats...
Chinese to build large tourism complex in Laos’ prime party town

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A Chinese developer, Yijin Group, is readying to construct a more than $200-million tourism complex at an abandoned airfield in Vang Vieng district, one...
OFW ban sours Kuwait-Philippines relations as hundreds flee their employers

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Hundreds of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait fled from their employers to the Philippines embassy after President Rodrigo Duterte offered them a free light...
Jakarta startup digitises street vendors with WiFi, smart tech

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An initiative by private investors in Indonesia aims at beefing up the kiosks of street vendors in Jakarta with smart technology and WiFi connections...
Filipinos banned from working in Kuwait, over 2,000 desperate to go home

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The Philippine government on February 12 signed an administrative order to completely ban the deployment of Oversea Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, according to...
Philippines eyes new, cheaper cash remittance channel for OFWs

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The Philippine government is looking for solutions to provide cheaper and more convenient remittance channels for its Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Particularly, technology developed...
Cambodia pushes law that makes insulting the king a crime

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Cambodia's Cabinet on February 2 endorsed an amendment to the criminal code making insulting the king a criminal offense punishable by a fine and...
Singapore hits back at “boring” classification with witty video

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The Singapore Tourism Board posted a response to a city ranking by travel guide magazine Time Out which placed the city as second-most boring...
Thais spend a record of 9.38 hours on the Internet – daily

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Thai people are spending an average of nine hours and 38 minutes daily on the Internet, with around one third of this time used...
Singapore bans sale of new cars and motorcycles

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Starting February 1, 2018, the Singapore government is prohibiting the sale of new cars and also of motorcycles as the small city state is...
Singapore job market declined for the first time in 14 years

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Singapore's total working population, excluding foreign domestic workers, shrank for the first time since 2003 by an estimated 10,700 last year, according to preliminary...
Cambodia turns into Bitcoin hub of Southeast Asia

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Skeptically observed by the country’s central bank, Cambodia is increasingly becoming a regional center for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies both in terms of trading...