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Guns in Jakarta attack apparently from Philippines – Bombing foiled in KL

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Indonesian police believe that the guns used in the terrorist attack in Jakarta on January 14 Indonesia originated from the Philippines, the Wall Street...
Sorry, no Disneyland in Laos

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Since the Vientiane Times last week proudly reported that a local property developer has started building a theme park called "Disney Laos" in a...
Aquino denies “imminent terror threat” to the Philippines

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on January 15 in a press conference stated that there were "no credible or imminent terror threats" to the...
Indonesia police identify Jakarta attackers and mastermind

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Four of the five dead perpetrators in the January 14 bombing and shooting in Jakarta have been identified by Indonesian police. They, however, named...
Making ASEAN businesses happen

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In journalist and political circles lately there has been a lot of buzz over the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The opportunity has...
Suicide bombing terror back in Southeast Asia – Islamic State claims responsibility

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Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on January 14 while gunmen attacked a police post nearby, next...
Crisis? Foreign investment in Thailand drops 78%

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Foreign investment in Thailand plunged 78 per cent between January-November 2015 year-on-year despite new incentives offered by the government. The total amount listed in...
Myanmar steps up defense industry, buys fighter jets made in Pakistan

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Although the military rule in Myanmar is coming to an end, the country has been drastically expanding its defense capabilities in the recent past,...
Philippine southern militants form “Islamic State province”

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Four Islamic militant groups in the southern Philippines have apparently joined forces to create a satellite of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, making...
Singapore economy braces for bumpy year

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With Singapore's economy under pressure from the fallout of China's contraction and a world market that shows little signs of improvement, the city state...
Myanmar’s new parliament to start sessions on February 1

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Myanmar’s newly-elect parliament will convene on February 1, Shwe Mann, speaker of the House of Representatives, or lower house, said, ushering in a new...
Philippines prepares to get hit by “economic bomb” in Middle East

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III held an emergency meeting with cabinet members and officials of the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs on January 6...
No budget for free birth control in the Philippines

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Philippine supreme lawmakers have scrapped the 2016 budget allocation for free family planning commodities such as condoms, contraceptive pills and intrauterine devices, money which...
Philippines, Indonesia, Laos block ASEAN open sky agreement

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Only a few days after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) the idea of airlines from ASEAN member states flying freely throughout...
Confusion about price for 1MDB’s Bandar Malaysia sale

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In another not very flattering blunder, Malaysia's state-owned investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) obviously miscommunicated the effective sales price for the majority of...
Thailand’s tourism numbers at all-time high

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Thailand welcomed more than 29.6 million foreign visitors in 2015, a new record despite the country's political woes, Thai Minister for Tourism and Sports...
What 2016 brings for Southeast Asia

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The new year 2016 will be an interesting year for Southeast Asia as the region finally implements the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC), some countries...
Drone flight over Laos’ most mysterious corner (video)

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New drone footage provides a rare aerial view of the mysterious Plain of Jars in northern Laos. The plain of Jars is home to more than 2,000...