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Finally: Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, sentenced to prison

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The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on November 9 ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos (89) after finding her guilty on seven counts...
Thailand issues free visas-on-arrival to boost tourism

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The Thai Immigration Bureau has approved the plan to temporarily waive visa-on-arrival fees for 21 countries, China and India among them, in hopes of...
Setback for Suu Kyi in Myanmar by-elections

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Myanmar's ruling party led by the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi lost a constituency it previously held to the military-backed opposition party...
Singapore lifts land to prepare for rising sea levels

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Singapore is preparing early to protect itself from the consequences of climate change, something other countries in the region such as Thailand and Indonesia...
First Formula 1 race in Hanoi starts with 2020 season

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Vietnam's capital Hanoi will start hosting Formula 1 races by April 2020, the Hanoi People's Committee said on November 1 in a statement. That...
Thailand set to legalise weed for medical use

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Thailand is readying to become the first Asian country to legalise marijuana, albeit just for medical use as the country does not want to...
Malaysia auctions off 1MDB-linked superyacht

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Malaysia’s government has launched a one-month auction for luxury yacht Equanimity which has allegedly been bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of...
Malaysian passport classified as fifth-best worldwide

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The Malaysian passport has been ranked fifth among the best passports in the world in terms of visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to other countries...
Malaysia’s ex-PM, former treasury official charged with misuse of $1.6 billion

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Malaysia charged ex-premier Najib Razak and one of his former top treasury officials with six counts of criminal breach of trust, accusing them of...
European Union revokes preferential trade status for Cambodia

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The European Union on the 12th annual EU-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit that took place in Brussels on October 18-19 temporarily revoked its...
Cambodia strengthens tourism cooperation with Thailand, Vietnam

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Cambodia will further strengthen its tourism sector cooperation with Thailand and Vietnam as the country seeks to attract ten million international tourists in 2025...
EU, Singapore ink free trade and investment pact

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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...
Philippines signs deal with Israeli oil exploration firm

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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...
Singapore cracks down on “shoe box”-sized apartments

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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...
EU-Vietnam trade agreement to eliminate 99% of all tariffs

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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...
Philippines tourist island Boracay reopens, but beach party times are over

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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...
Thailand’s weak education system a big drawback for development

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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...
Malaysia in need to postpone “developed country” target

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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...