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The search is on for Singapore’s new prime minister

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Six men are in the running to become the next prime minister of Singapore after the next general election, which must be held by...
Laos prepares for rare Obama visit

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Barack Obama will be the first acting US president to visit the communist nation of Laos when he will partake in the 11th East...
Students rally for arrest of “Malaysia Official 1” in 1MDB case

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Student protesters marched in Kuala Lumpur on August 27 and called for the arrest of an unnamed high-ranking government official dubbed "Malaysian Official 1"...
Bangkok mayor suspended by Thailand’s junta

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The governor of Thailand's eight-million-people capital Bangkok, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, has been suspended until further notice without pay amidst an ongoing graft case against him. The country's...
Kofi Annan chosen to help find solution for Myanmar’s Rohingya issue

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Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan has been chosen by Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to lead a commission to stop alleged...
Political tensions taking toll on Cambodia’s vital garment industry

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The current political uncertainty in Cambodia forced more than 70 garment and footwear factories in Cambodia to close down and look to alternative countries...
Philippines will remain UN member despite Duterte’s threats to leave

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Philippine authorities on August 22 clarified that the country will not leave the United Nations (UN) despite a threat made by Philippine President Rodrigo...
Ethics in Business: Your integrity is your collateral

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An interview with the Auditor General of Malaysia, His Excellency Tan Sri Dato' Setia Haji Ambrin bin Buang Prologue “Why should they ask me to put...
Cambodia to introduce three-year visa for expats

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Cambodia is expanding its unusually permissive visa regime and will soon issue three-year multiple-entry visas to entice more long-stay visitors and expats to the...
It’s more fun to invest in the Philippines

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There could be no better proof that the Philippines has emerged as one of the most popular investment destinations in Southeast Asia than the...
Indonesia weighs complete alcohol ban

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More than one year after Indonesia started partially banning the sale of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores and other small shops and kiosks, the...
Interview with ‘Dr. M’: Leadership in Malaysia – and its abuse (video)

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Investvine met Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years between 1981 to 2003 and today an outspoken critic of the incumbent...
Philippine protesters oppose Marcos’ ‘hero’ burial

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Protests took place in the Philippine capital Manila on August 14 over President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to honour the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with...
Thailand’s tourist tracking plan causes astonishment

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Thailand presented a plan to force all foreign tourists to have location-tracking SIM cards on their mobile phones when they come to the country,...
Vietnam sends rocket launchers to South China Sea

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Vietnam has discreetly moved new mobile rocket launchers to the disputed South China Sea to fortify several of its islands. The launchers are reportedly...
After referendum, Thailand’s economic direction unclear

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Thailand's referendum on the country's new constitution on August 7 brought a flattering result for the ruling junta. The 'Yes' camp accounted for 61.4...
Ahead of crucial referendum, Thai junta promises elections in 2017

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Thailand could expect a general election in 2017, Thailand's junta chief Prayuth Chan-o-cha said, no matter what the outcome of the crucial national referendum...
Foreign investment into Thailand nosedives 90%

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Thailand in the first half of the year fell by more than 90 per cent to just $347 million,...