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Thailand’s dependence on tourism reaches critical dimensions

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The Thai government in its economic review for 2016 said that travel and tourism accounted for 17.7 per cent of the nation’s income last...
Philippine army gets involved in anti-drug war

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The Philippine army will create a battalion-sized task force to help the government's anti-narcotics agency run after high-level targets in President Rodrigo Duterte's war...
Philippine Catholics rally against war-on-drug killings and death penalty

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Thousands of Filipino Catholics marched through Manila on February 18 in what was the biggest gathering expressing protest against extra-judicial killings in President Rodrigo...
Kim Jong-un’s half-brother killed at Kuala Lumpur airport

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Kim Jong-nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother, was killed in an apparent assassination in the morning of February 14 at Kuala Lumpur International...
Cambodia opposition in shock after leader’s resignation

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Cambodia's opposition party met on February 12 after the surprise resignation of its founder and leader Sam Rainsy, with the movement seemingly paralysed ahead...
Thailand: 10% still below poverty line

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More than one tenth of the Thai population is still living below the poverty line even though the country's GDP would be high enough...
Cambodia bans Taiwan, Tibet flags in kowtow to China

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Cambodia's long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen has released an order that the raising of the flags of Taiwan and Tibet is forbidden in the...
Expats in Myanmar worried by draconian residency regulations

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New draft laws that introduce tight regulations for foreigners working in Myanmar are rattling the country's fast growing expat community and have already triggered...
Southern Philippines, Sulu Sea region next on Trump’s travel ban list?

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The Southern Philippines and the Sulu-Sulawesi Sea region, together with other nations such as Pakistan, Colombia and Venezuela, could be next on an extended...
Democracy index: Thailand seen as ‘hybrid’ regime, US downgraded

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The new Democracy Index 2016 released be the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) defines Thailand under the current junta as "hybrid regime" which is one...
Thailand considers prison exclusive for sexual minorities

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Thailand, a country known for its tolerance towards transgender, gay and lesbian people, is forced to deal with a publicly quite unregarded problem that...
Philippines halts war on drugs to “clean up” corrupt police

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a suspension of his controversial anti-drugs campaign and promised to clean up the police force in the wake of...
Indonesia, Malaysia condemn Trump’s travel ban against Muslims

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After US President Donald Trump's radical executive order to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the US and extend vetting against others, outraged...
Asia seeks new trade deals after Trump dumps TPP

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Southeast Asian countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei, are now looking for alternative solutions after new US...
Laos’ Communist leaders say goodbye to their luxury cars

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The government in Laos will hold a bidding session in February to sell off its fleet of German luxury cars used to chauffeur the...
Philippines turns to China for $15-billion investment deals

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a delegation to Beijing this week for meetings with Chinese top officials to discuss investment deals worth $15...
Finally! Vietnamese citizens allowed to gamble

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Vietnamese citizens, known for their penchant for betting and gambling, will be allowed to enter approved casinos in Vietnam and gamble, the government announced,...
Duterte won’t rule out martial law if drug problem remains unresolved

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would consider declaring martial law if the drug problem in the country deteriorates, basically admitting that his...