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The World Bank, after assessing the state of Indonesia's overall infrastructure, came to the conclusion that the country needs around $500 billion in the...

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Hard times for smokers in the Philippines began on July 23 when a nationwide smoking ban decree signed by President Rodrigo Duterte back in...

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Vietnamese down record amounts of beer at a time when its largest state-owned breweries Sabeco from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi-based Habeco are...

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The Southeast Asia (SEA) Games 2019, originally planned to be held in the Philippines, are among the casualties of the Islamic State offensive in...

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A new law just signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte places casinos under money laundering scrutiny, mainly as a result of a case when...

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Hundreds of drivers of the Philippines' ubiquitous public transport vehicle, the jeepney, representatives from various private transport organisations and operators joined protests in Manila...

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Thailand's economy is relying more than ever on growing tourism influx to the country, mainly owing to a rapidly increasing number of Chinese tourists....

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Malaysia's four-party opposition coalition on July 14 announced the appointment of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to jointly lead the coalition together with former...

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Indonesia on July 14 renamed the northern area of its maritime economic zone in the South China Sea around the Natuna Islands as the...

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Unlike Thailand, which just paved the way to acquire new fighter jets from South Korea for its army, Malaysia has put on hold a...

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The government in Laos expects economic growth of at least seven per cent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to Vientiane...

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Thailand's military-backed cabinet on July 11 approved the construction of the first phase of a railway line to link the country's industrial eastern seaboard...

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got the backing from a Supreme Court decision on July 4 which upholds his authority and discretion to proclaim martial...

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The US is in the last stages of a decision finding process of whether to grant Malaysian passport holders visa waiver status by including...

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Serge Pun, one of the richest individuals not only in Myanmar, but all over Southeast Asia, on July 6 criticised the government of Aung...

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The current migrant worker crisis in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highlights the ineffectiveness of the bloc in regulating core issues of...

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The super yacht Equanimity wanted by US authorities for allegedly having been bought with funds stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Malaysia's scandal-ridden sovereign...

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Thailand is planning to construct a 459-meter-high observation tower on the banks of Bangkok's Chao Praya River as a new city landmark and so...