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Vietnam set to grow 6.7% this year, but reforms crucial

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts healthy GDP growth for Vietnam this year, although challenges persist. The country is projected to sustain 6.7 per...
Suu Kyi to get prime minister-like role in Myanmar government

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Myanmar's ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) introduced a bill in parliament to create a new post for party leader Aung San Suu...
Malaysian state considers public caning

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The chairman of the Committee on Islamic Development in Kelantan, a rural state in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia, voiced his support for beating...
Suu Kyi to become Myanmar foreign minister

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Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party won historic elections in Myanmar, will become the country's foreign minister, BBC and Reuters...
North Korea’s reach into Southeast Asia

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North Korea has a greater presence in Southeast Asia that many may think. A new museum largely funded by Pyongyang that opened last December...
Philippines opens five military bases to US army

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Despite public opposition and the chance of strongly irritating China, the Philippine government agreed to allow the US military to use five army bases...
Myanmar’s new president chosen in historic vote

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Myanmar's parliament on March 15 elected Htin Kyaw, a close aide and longtime friend of democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi, to become...
A Muslim community in Bangkok that lives the self-reliant way

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Nong Chok is the biggest and least populated district of Bangkok, traversed by canals that since the early days are used for transport and...
Thailand’s sufficiency economy a role model for sustainable development

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Thailand has set the focus on promoting its "sufficiency economy" principle as a solution for sustainable development and in order to tackle economic difficulties...
Suu Kyi names presidential candidates

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As expected, Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on March 10 named her close aide and former driver, charity leader Htin Kyaw, as...
Charity leader could become Myanmar’s next president

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A close aide of Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is very high on the list of proposed presidents for the country after...
Latest message from Pyongyang: “We will beat up the US!”

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Strong video message from Korean Central Television (KCTV), North Korea's state broadcaster, commenting on US-South Korean joint military drills which started on March 7....
Laos tightens border controls after new fatal shooting of Chinese

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The Lao government issued an urgent order for stricter controls of foreigners entering the country after several recent incidents of violent gun attacks on...
Philippines impounds North Korean cargo ship, Pyongyang vows retaliation (+ video)

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The Philippines after impounding a North Korean cargo vessel docking in Subic Bay northwest of Manila could literally come under fire from the secluded...
Gone with a bang: Lights out in Jakarta’s largest red-light district

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Bulldozers on February 29 penetrated into North Jakarta's notorious red-light district of Kalijodo and started banging on the first dozens of buildings with the...
Laos kicks off ASEAN chair – security, integration on top of agenda

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Laos this week kicked off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, with an agenda-setting meeting of the bloc’s foreign...
Thirty years after, Marcos still a legend for some

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A peaceful revolution, the "People Power" uprising, on February 25, 1986, brought an end to one of the most violent and oppressive presidencies in...
Duterte warms up for “bloody presidency” – if elected

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In the first public debate organised among presidential candidates in the Philippines in 24 years, all five candidates on February 21 outlined their programmes...