Inequality

Inequality

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The Thai junta unveiled a new $10-billion defense and security budget for the 2019 fiscal year on June 7 in what Prime Minister Prayut...

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Indonesia’s national development planning ministry is targeting a national poverty rate next year of 8.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, down from the...

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All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from 900,000 kip (some $108) to 1.1 million kip ($133) a...

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Myanmar’s new president Win Myint , a loyalist of National League for Democracy leader, Myanmar State Counselor and former democracy icon Aung San Suu...

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Spokespersons of the Thai government on February 19 called for a rare press conference for a large number of foreign media representatives and diplomats...

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will end his political life like Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, exiled former opposition chief Sam Rainsy told...

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene a meeting of senior officials next month to discuss admitting East Timor as a member. The...

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The newly released Quality of Nationality Index by UK-based residency consultancy Henley & Partners gives some insight in what the firm calls "objective value...

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a new law that makes education at all state universities and colleges in the country tuition-free, saying he believes...

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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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A bloody anti-drug war that blurs the line between law and lawlessness and serious problems with jihadists in the south did so far not...

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Cambodians in around 1,600 municipalities across the country are going to the polls on June 4 in what is seen as the biggest test...

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The new Forbes list of Thailand's 50 richest persons is out, and - lo and behold - it shows that their collective net worth...

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In a surprise move, Pope Francis on May 21 named new cardinals for countries where Catholics are only a small minority: Mali, Sweden -...

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With the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN kicking off on May 10 in Phnom Penh, for thress days all eyes are on host...

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Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries, launched a new programme in Laos that...

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Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi saw loyalty for her National League for Democracy (NLD) party weakening in ethnic minority areas, particularly those...

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The hardline approach of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte towards drug dealers and consumers in his country that has resulted in more than 8,000 deaths...