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Malaysia Revives Another Chinese-backed Mega-project

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The Malaysian government said it will reinstate an idling multi-billion-dollar property project in Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Malaysia,...
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Thailand is finally starting to tackle its plastic garbage problem and will ban three types of plastic by...
Airasia Drops Plan To Take Off In Vietnam

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AirAsia’s meanwhile third attempt to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam has fallen through as the...
Indonesia Elections: Widodo Leading Comfortably In Early Counts

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Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo looks likely to have secured a comfortable win over his rival in Indonesian...
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Craters Restaurant decorated with cleared UXO in Phonsavan, Laos © Arno Maierbrugger The clearing of unexploded ordnance (UXO)...
Over 190 Million Indonesians Go To World’s Largest Polls

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Photo courtesy: AFP More than 190 million Indonesians, including some two million living overseas, are set...
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Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be...
Us Version Of Khmer Rouge Animation Movie To Be Released

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A first teaser has been made available for the US version - so far only with subtitles...
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Malaysia will resume work on the multi-billion dollar East Coast Rail Link after negotiations with the China...
Tourism Arrivals In Vietnam On Steady Growth Trajectory

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Unspoiled beach in the coastal city of Da Nang in central Vietnam © Arno Maierbrugger International visitor...
Indonesia Seeks Investment From Carmakers For E-vehicles

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The Indonesian government is seeking investment from Renault and Volvo to make electric vehicles as the country targets...
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The new Maritime Innovation Lab (MIL) of Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) is...
Brunei Faced With Widespread Boycott Over Stoning Law, Unflattering Twitter Hashtag

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Brunei caused a global outcry over its archaic Shariah laws © Arno Maierbrugger A growing number...
Myanmar Opens Market For Foreign Insurances

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Sule Pagoda in downtown Yangon Five foreign companies have been granted provisional licenses to sell life insurance policies through...
Vietnam Wants 5% Of Population To Own Stocks

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Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange © Arno Maierbrugger The Vietnam government is encouraging its people to have...
Adb Says Myanmar’s Economy Gets Back On Track

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The legendary empty 20-lane-highway in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw © Arno Maierbrugger Myanmar’s economic growth, which has been...
Laos Launches E-visa This June

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In a bid to attract more tourists and reduce waiting times at border checkpoints, Laos’ ministry of...
Cambodia Reveals Economic Reform Strategy To Counter Eu Threat

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced plans to reform the nation’s economy on a large scale...