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Thailand tourism arrivals at record high – capsule hotel to open

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With more than 29 million tourists arriving in Thailand this year - a new all-time high -, news that the first outspoken capsule hotel...
Malay Muslim groups say Brunei’s Christmas ban “against Islamic principles”

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A total of 30 Malaysian civil societies of different faiths, among them a number of Muslim groups, on December 24 called on the Malaysian...
Philippine army receives $1.77-billion upgrade

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The Philippine government is set to spend $1.77 billion for military modernisation projects by 2017 as the country faces a territorial dispute with China. Philippine...
Government poll finds 99% of Thais happy with government

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A new poll released by the Thai National Statistics Office on December 22 found that 99.3 per cent of Thais are happy with the...
Brunei and the Christmas ban: Theocracy on tranquilisers

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Brunei is in the international headlines again for its extravaganza of banning Christmas festivities because the Sultan and his Imams fear it would erode...
Myanmar told to embark on wind energy

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Myanmar in its quest to increase power production could adapt renewable energies such as wind energy and at the same time enticing investors in...
Bangkok, KL set to become new global “super cities”

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Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur have been put on the watch list of cities to become new global “super cities” in the coming years by...
Indonesia tries issuing ban on taxi & motorbike apps, triggers online furor

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation on December 17 banned ride-hailing taxi and motorbike services that operate online such as Uber, Go-Jek and GrabTaxi, stating that...
Myanmar drafts new five-year plan to boost economy

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Myanmar is drafting its second five-year plan (2016-17 to 2020-2021) aiming to boost economic growth by encouraging investment in the public and private sectors...
German budget carrier launches Thailand flights

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Starting December 21, another low-cost carrier will offer direct flights between Europe and Southeast Asia. Eurowings, the long-haul budget airline of Germany's national carrier...
Myanmar farmers point at ‘positive effects’ of growing poppy – for them

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In what can be seen as a quite one-sided approach, Myanmar's opium farmers in a joint statement said that they don't want to be...
Filipinos banned from working in nine countries

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The Philippine labour department stopped the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to nine countries that have not forged bilateral agreements with the Philippines...
Climate change: Thailand, Indonesia reluctant to commit to financial help

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Nearly 200 nations approved an international deal to slow global warming at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Paris this weekend and agreed...
ASEAN students discuss Myanmar’s future role

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In light of Myanmar's recent historic elections, the newly formed London School of Economics Student's Union (LSESU) ASEAN Society screened the movie "The Lady"...
East Timor: From oil to beer

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In its bid to diversify its heavily oil-dependent economy, East Timor is turning to a different liquid: Beer. This month, Dutch beverage giant Heineken kicked...
Brunei bracing for tougher times after oil joyride

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Peaceful Brunei with its slow-motion pace of life and citizens pampered by an all-inclusive, but authoritarian nanny state will have to gear itself up...
Microsoft strikes deal with shady Myanmar conglomerate

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US software giant Microsoft signed a software and service supply agreement with Shwe Taung Group of Companies, a Myanmar business conglomerate that in the...
ASEAN Economic Community formally created – is it real?

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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, on November 22 declared the establishment of the long-planned regional economic bloc, the ASEAN...