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Marcos opponents want buried dictator’s remains exhumed

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Protesters in the Philippines launched legal action on November 21 to exhume the body of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his...
TPP leaders to stick to trade pact despite Trump’s objection

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The leaders of the 12 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Peru agreed...
Massive protests against Malaysia PM despite arrests, rally ban

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Tens of thousands of protesters, unimpressed by the arrests of opposition leaders, marched in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on November 19, demanding that scandal-hit...
Ferdinand Marcos silently buried at Heroes Cemetery

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Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried with military honors in a secretive ceremony at the Heroes Cemetery in Taguig in Metro Manila on...
Vietnam shelves TPP ratification after US election

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Vietnam will back off from ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement due to political changes ahead in the US, but wants to maintain "good...
Thailand’s English proficiency still among lowest in Asia

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The newly released English Proficiency Index by Switzerland-based education company Education First, one of the most authoritative studies on English language abilities worldwide, brought...
Philippine-US gun deal back on track after Trump’s election win

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The Philippine police will push ahead with the purchase of 26,000 assault rifles from a US supplier as the political landscape in Washington is...
Obama leaves fate of TPP to Trump – Vietnam’s economy seen as casualty

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US President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal agreement of the Trans Pacific Partnership...
Vietnam scraps plans to build nuclear power plants

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Vietnam has decided to ditch plans to build two nuclear power plants in its southeastern Ninh Tuan province owing to soaring costs and safety...
Duterte in US policy U-turn after Trump’s election win

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after Donald Trump's US election victory abruptly switched from his anti-American rhetoric to a more conciliatory stance, saying he "changed...
Trump’s presidency carries significant economic risks for Asia-Pacific

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Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election poses significant new risks for the Asia-Pacific region, notably China and other important trading partners of...
Asian markets tank on Trump’s US election victory

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Asia-Pacific stock markets took a dive during November 9 trading sessions as Donald Trump secured a clear US election victory. Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down...
Brunei Times in surprise closedown

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Brunei Times, the second-largest daily newspaper by circulation in the small Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam behind Borneo Bulletin, published its final edition on November...
Vietnam to switch to e-visas by next year

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The Vietnam government is about to put an end to the tiresome tourism visa process it uses to offer via numerous and partly unreliable...
Thai government earmarks $3.6 billion for rice support scheme

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The Thai military government will use a total of 127 billion baht ($3.62 billion) for loans and subsidies for rice farmers suffering from the...
Myanmar to release new investment law by next year

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Myanmar will get its official investment regulation framework by end-March or early April next year when the by-laws of the country’s investment law are...
Cambodia opposition leader officially banned from entering the country

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In a severe blow to democracy and freedom of speech in Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP),...
Philippines, Japan ink economic, defense deals

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The Philippines and Japan agreed to cooperate closer in various economic sectors and to work together in regional security initiatives that "promote peace and...