Politics

Politics

Government deals, personalities, bills, and news

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Just shortly after a similar deal with Vietnam was settled, the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed free-trade and investment protection agreements in Brussels...

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 18 signed a seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country’s...

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Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on October 18 announced an upcoming regulatory change for the city state’s property developers, mandating that the average size...

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The European Commission on October 17 adopted the long-planned trade and investment agreements between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam, paving the way for...

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After a thorough six-month clean-up, the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a "cesspool" is to have...

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Thailand’s outdated and somewhat defunct education system is holding back a new generation from becoming productive and innovative, it turned out in the new...

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Malaysia will become a developed country not before 2022, missing its longstanding “Vision 2020” target by at least two years, based on current government...

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Cambodia’s tourism ministry has set a target of 30 million tourist visits annually by 2030, up from the 5.6 million international visits last year. Some...

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The European Union (EU) announced on October 5 that Cambodia would lose its special access to European markets under the so-called Everything But Arms...

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Vietnam's government is considering lifting the foreign stake holding limit for listed companies from the current 49 to 100 per cent in a bid...

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Japan on October 8 pledged to give 900 million yen ($8 million) towards removing unexploded bombs in Laos that were scattered there during the...

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As the number of Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand keeps tumbling, dragging down overall visitor growth in the country, Thailand is dimming the outlook...

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Cambodia raised the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on October 5 to $182, fulfilling an election promise by premier Hun Sen. A...

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Malaysia’s new national car project is expected to roll out its first model before or by 2020, media was told at a press briefing...

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The Bank of Thailand imposed an 80-per cent loan-to-value limit on mortgages for homes worth more than ten million baht and for all second...

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak, has been detained on October 3 by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). According to...

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The Lao government eventually without much fanfare introduced a tourist tax - which was in the planning since 2010 - on October 1, 2018....

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Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi as a result of her handling of the Rohingya crisis in...