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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...
Indonesia to lease thousands of small islands to foreign investors

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Indonesia has announced plans to let foreign investors lease and manage uninhabited islands across the large archipelago in a move aimed at developing them...
Malaysia aims at becoming Islamic wealth management center

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Malaysia has introduced a five-year Islamic Fund and Wealth Management Blueprint to further strengthen the country's position as a global hub for Islamic funds...
Thailand considers capital punishment for serious corruption cases

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Thai public servants officially convicted in corruption cases involving more than 1 billion baht ($28 million) could face the death penalty under a proposal...
Search for missing MH370 plane to end in two weeks

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing almost three years ago, will end in...
New love affair developing between Russia and Philippines

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Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with weapons including aircraft and submarines and hopes to become a "close friend" of the country which...
New Year message to Thais: No elections in 2017?

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Democratic elections initially planned for this year will not happen until at least mid-2018 because the necessary legislation has to be passed first, a...
PM Najib promises Malaysians “bright year ahead”

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Malaysians can look forward to a brighter year as the country witnessed impressive growth that Europe and North America "could only dream of," Malaysian...
Myanmar housing market cooled down

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Yangon’s property market finally cooled down in 2016 from a peak that began to ease in 2014 as a result of changing government policies. During...
Laos to build more hydropower plants

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Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim...
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia enter currency pact to counter strong US dollar

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The central banks of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed on a currency cooperation in order to promote the use of their local currencies for...
Indonesia: Fatwa bans Muslims from wearing Santa hats

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In another religious bustle, Islamic clerics in Indonesia issued a fatwa that bans Muslims from wearing Santa Claus hats and other Christmas clothing, mainly...