Politics

Politics

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Elections Kick Off In Thailand With High Long Lines At Voting Stations

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Hundreds of thousands of voters across Thailand were heading out on March 17 to cast early ballots, a week ahead the country's first general...
Thailand Pushes Projects For Eastern Economic Corridor

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The Thai government continues to promote investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), one of the largest economic initiatives geared particularly towards foreign investors....
Brunei To Push Tourism Arrivals With New Offers

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Brunei is looking to capitalise on its natural attractions and institutions such as hospitals and international schools to promote medical, educational and eco-tourism, according...
Manila Runs Dry As Water Utility Scrambles To Maintain Supply

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Customers of Manila Water Company, Inc, a water utility which is part of Philippine business conglomerate Ayala Corp., are faced with more supply shortages...
Vietnam, Laos Enter Cooperation In Cyber Security, E-government

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The governments of Laos and Vietnam agreed to enter a cooperation for the development of cyber security and e-government solutions and continue their cooperation...
Malaysia Airlines Facing Sale Or Shutdown

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The Malaysian government is considering whether to shut, sell or - as one of the less likely options - refinance national carrier Malaysia Airlines,...
Indonesia Grounds All Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets Over Safety Concerns

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Indonesia, alongside China and Ethiopia, has grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 that killed all...
Vietnam Corporations Line Up To Start Business With North Korea When Sanctions Fall

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Companies from Vietnam are eager to be among the first to do business with and in North Korea should international sanctions be lifted, positioning...
Ukrainian Agency To Build Arms Plant In Myanmar

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A Ukrainian state agency and the Myanmar military have signed a joint-venture agreement to build a plant capable of manufacturing armored personnel carriers and...
Philippines Drowning In Plastic Bag Waste

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The Philippines has a growing environmental problem with waste from plastic bags, with 164 million mostly non-recyclable pieces being thrown away by Filipinos on...
World’s Biggest Floating Solar Power Farms Planned In Thailand

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Thailand plans to build the world's largest floating solar farms to boost the country's share of clean energy, Bloomberg News cited Thepparat Theppitak, a...
Vietnam Extends List Of Countries Eligible For E-visa To 80

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Vietnam has extended the list of countries qualifying for e-visas by 34 to 80 and extended the scheme to January 31, 2021. The new...
Fmalaysia Open To Resume Mh370 Plane Search

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Malaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or...
Malaysia To Unveil Home-made Flying Car

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Malaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on...
Malaysia Expects Healthy Growth Rate Of 4.9% This Year

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Malaysia's economy continues to be strong and GDP is expected to expand a further 4.9 per cent in 2019 even with a decline in...
Suu Kyi Calls For Investors To Engage In Rakhine State

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Myanmar State Counselor and de facto-leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on February 22, saying...
Cambodia Put Back On Global Money Laundering Watchlist

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Paris-based intergovernmental money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has placed Cambodia back on its watchlist on February 22 because of concern it is...
Indonesia Beefs Up To Become Southeast Asia’s Digital Hub

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Indonesia has set itself the goal to become nothing less than a regional digital hub in Southeast Asia as early as next year. To...