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Crisis looming? Soldiers, tanks deployed in Phnom Penh

Soldiers and tanks have been stationed in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh and other provinces on August 8 for the first time heavy armor has...
ASEAN ambassadors in Qatar: ‘AEC on track’

ASEAN ambassadors to Qatar on August 7 marked the 46th anniversary of the founding day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the...
Japanese bookstore challenges Amazon in ASEAN

Tokyo-based bookstore Kinokuniya Co said on August 6 that they will be setting up online stores throughout Southeast Asia in order to catch up...
Myanmar ‘ready to take ASEAN leadership role’

Myanmar is ready to take on the leadership role in ASEAN when it will chair the bloc in 2014, a crucial year to prepare...
Cambodian psychedelic rock songs of the 60s & 70s revisited (video)video

A Cambodian rock band has recovered psychedelic songs once performed by long-forgotten Cambodian singers in the 1960s and 1970s - most of whom were...
Singapore’s FairPrice named ASEAN’s best retail brand

UK-based brand research agency Interbrand released its new list of best retail brand in Southeast Asia on August 7. Singapore’s homegrown retailer FairPrice which has...
Myanmar’s punks break silence on religious violence

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence, and nothing is more anti-authoritarian than punks who break that silence. Myanmar’s issue is far bigger than its...
Cambodia rice exports set to double

Unlike Thailand's, neighbour Cambodia's rice exports have been surging over the first 7 months of 2013 and already surpassed the total figure achieved for...
First Park Hyatt hotel opens in Cambodia

US luxury hotel chain Hyatt Hotels announced that it has opened its first hotel in Cambodia, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the 14th Hyatt...
Brunei’s software piracy, an anachronistic phenomenon?

An interesting aspect of Brunei is that the nation has a comparably high software piracy rate within ASEAN and even globally when it is...
Intervie – Thinking ASEAN in business

Grooming executives: Asian Institute of Management
Cambodian PM mocks US threat

Speaking to the press on August 3, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen blasted US threats to withhold aid money if the recent Cambodian national...
New Vietnamese media law comes under fire

International media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has launched a campaign against a new law in Vietnam that restricts what citizens are allowed to...
Online video game tournament begins in ASEAN

South Korean online gaming company Asiasoft is hosting a monthly online video game competition in ASEAN starting in August and is awarding hundreds of...
China condemns US resolution on ASEAN maritime borders

China’s foreign ministry on August 1 issued a statement condemning a US Senate resolution that calls for China and ASEAN nations to exercise restraint...
Brunei and Taiwan forging closer ties

Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) last week met with the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Taiwan and agreed to strengthen bilateral trade...
India, ASEAN to sign free trade agreement

On July 31, Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam announced that India and ASEAN will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) on services and investment...
Mobile advertising platform targets ASEAN

AdNear is Southeast Asia’s first location-based mobile advertising platform that works on feature phones as well as smartphones. This unique technology uses proprietary geo-location...