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Myanmar grants free visas for Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans as visitor numbers dwindle

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Myanmar will grant free visa allowances to Chinese, South Korean and Japanese nationals from August 1 onwards in a bid to promote eco-tourism, U...
Dam collapse dents Laos’ “battery of Asia” ambitions

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The collapse of a hydropower dam under construction by a South Korean company in southeastern Laos in the evening of July 23 is a...
Chaos in Bali as volcano erupts again, thousands stranded at airport

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Ash from a volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali forced the closure of the international airport on June 29, as volcano Mount...
Thailand only ASEAN country that improved digital competitiveness

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Thailand is placed comparatively well on this year’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking compiled by Lausanne, Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) which issues...
Thailand’s largest airport to receive $1.3-billion expansion

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Thailand’s main gateway to the world, Suvarnabhumi Airport, will enter its next phase of expansion to cope with ever-swelling traveler numbers. The operator, state-owned...
Mahathir dreams of new national car for Malaysia

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To the surprise of many, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on June 11 that he aims to have a new national car company,...
Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore for meeting with Trump in Sentosa

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold their historic Singapore summit at the Capella Hotel on the city-state’s Sentosa...
Security headaches for Singapore ahead of Trump-Kim meeting

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More than 5,000 expected reporters, hundred of security staff for each the US and North Korean delegations, and dozens of high-ranking officials turn the...
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes faces corruption probe in India

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Tony Fernandes, CEO of of AirAsia Group, is being investigated by the Indian federal police for allegedly paying bribes to influence local aviation policy....
Malaysia’s new government likely to reopen Mongolian model murder case

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The new government in Malaysia in its effort to clear dubious legal cases of the past involving former prime minister Najib Razak’s administration could...
Philippines to lift OFW ban to Kuwait in steps

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The Philippines is starting to lift the complete ban of deploying Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait after the two countries reached an agreement...
AirAsia boss in hot water after saying sorry for backing Malaysia’s Ex-PM

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AirAsia Group founder and CEO Tony Fernandes on May 13 publicly apologised for his pre-election support of Malaysia’s former ruling coalition Barisan Nasional and...
Trump-Kim date set for June 12 in Singapore

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Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, the US President tweeted on May 10, calling it "a...
North Korea’s request for new air routes could change East Asia’s flight business

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As part of its strategic opening to the world, North Korea has submitted a request for the approval of new international air routes with...
Filipino worker ban to Kuwait now permanent

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on April 29 that a ban on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect...
US-China tensions a problem for ASEAN, says Singapore PM

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Thailand ready to host meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

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Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on April 24 said teh country was willing to host a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North...
Samsung to expand production facilities in Vietnam yet again

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South Korea’s electronics major Samsung Electronics Co. is determined to further expand production in Vietnam, co-CEO Koh Dong-jin told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan...