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Malaysia bans oversea travel for those who criticise government

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A new law in Malaysia came into force that allows authorities to bar citizens who "insult," "discredit" or "ridicule" the government from traveling overseas, The...
Duterte to offer Cabinet post to Communist party founder

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Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will offer a Cabinet post to the exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Jose Maria Sison, and...
US to renew Myanmar sanctions, but make some “changes”

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Despite a new democratically-elect government in office in Myanmar, the US plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against the country upon expiry...
Duterte, the Philippine Donald Trump, declares victory and promises new Constitution

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Although he has yet to be declared president, Rodrigo Duterte claimed victory in the Philippine elections and did not hesitate to promise he will...
Duterte poised for landslide victory in Philippine elections

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Controversial presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte took over a commanding lead after May 9 polls closed in the Philippines. At publishing time and about 40 per...
Malaysia could face bankruptcy like Greece if 1MDB defaults: Mahathir

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Just ahead of the important polls in Malaysia's largest state of Sarawak on May 7, the country's former prime minister and staunch opponent of...
Why would Filipinos want Duterte/Bongbong at the top?

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Only a few days ahead of the Philippine presidential elections, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps a firm lead in the latest survey, with Manuel...
Singapore needs to transform its economy – urgently: PM

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Singapore must go forward with the urgent task of transforming its economy in order to provide more opportunities for workers and their families to...
The digital rubbish collectors of the Philippines

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Have you ever wondered why user-generated Internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like are so "clean"? So appropriate for family use?...
Malaysia facing severe labour shortage after foreign worker ban

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The Malaysian industry suffers from a severe shortage of manpower two months after the government decided to suspend the recruitment of new foreign workers....
Final countdown for Philippine presidential election

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A presidential election campaign in the Philippines accompanied by tough talk, embarrassing public statements, a massive data breach into voter databases, tricky decisions by...
Beijing to deploy nuclear power plants in South China Sea

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China has set up plans to construct "maritime nuclear power platforms" that could be used to support its projects in the disputed South China...
Bruneians could soon need visa to enter EU

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Brunei citizens could be forced to arrange for a visa to visit the European Union as the country, together with the US and Canada,...
Myanmar releases scores of political prisoners

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The new government in Myanmar freed more than 100 political prisoners under an amnesty ordered by the country's new de-facto leader Aung San Suu...
Vietnam parliament approves new Prime Minister

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Vietnam's parliament on April 7 "elected" a new Prime Minister, promoting former legislator Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the post which is part of a...
Brunei on EU blacklist of global tax havens

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The Panama Papers sent shivers across the high society of the world's wealthy and influential - and brought back the attention to global tax...
Massive street protests against new tax in Malaysia

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Thousands of people on April 2 joined a rally in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 6 per...
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...