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Malaysia considers jail for life and cane strokes for whistleblowers, journalists

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Malaysia's new Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was hand-picked for the role by Prime Minister Najib Razak in July last year and just...
Netflix hits major barrier in Indonesia

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Netflix, the US movie streaming service which is currently on a massive global expansion drive, hit a major barrier in Indonesia after the country's...
Phuket to become Thailand’s first smart city, Chiang Mai to follow

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Phuket City, the capital of Phuket province and of the island of the same name, will be turned into an innovation-driven “smart city” this...
Power play in the media and ethics

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Is media a lapdog, watchdog, running dog or simply wagging its tail in a society? A look at the power play in the media -...
Did Malaysia PM use donor money for 2013 election campaign?

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said he channeled an anonymous $700 million donation to politicians and projects to help his ruling party win 2013...
Diageo plans local production of alcohol-free Guinness in Indonesia

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British beverage giant Diageo, owner of the iconic Guinness beer brand, is planning a manufacturing site to locally produce its new alcohol-free version of...
Climate change: Thailand, Indonesia reluctant to commit to financial help

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Nearly 200 nations approved an international deal to slow global warming at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Paris this weekend and agreed...
The world’s most charitable nation: Myanmar!

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Myanmar rank first place in the Charities Aid Foundation's (CAF) sixth World Giving Index, holding the position for the second year running. According to the...
Duterte enters presidential race in Philippines, leads poll

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Rodrigo Duterte, mayor of the southern Philippine metropolis of Davao City, will be another contender for the May 2016 elections weeks after the deadline...
ASEAN Economic Community formally created – is it real?

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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, on November 22 declared the establishment of the long-planned regional economic bloc, the ASEAN...
Philippines clears streets of the poor ahead of APEC summit

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The Philippine government is clearing Manila's streets of hundreds of homeless Manila residents, including more than 140 street children ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic...
Now Suu Kyi must live up to her promises

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The landslide victory of the National League for Democracy of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi brought the party 163 out of 182...
Global healthcare spending compared (infographic)

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This infographic by Medigo displays data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Healthcare Outcomes Index 2014, which took into account a number of diverse...
Myanmar’s exorbitant property prices to stay until 2018

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Sky-high property prices in Myanmar, which in the country’s commercial capital Yangon have reached or partly exceeded the level of New York, Tokyo or...
Black economy in Myanmar soared since country’s opening

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Flows of illicit money in and out of Myanmar increased heavily since the country started to open its economy to the outside world, a...
Myanmar to open stock exchange in December

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The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will begin trading in early December, Myanmar’s deputy finance minister Maung Maung Thein said on October 13. Initially slated to...
Cambodia mulls inclusion of Islamic finance in microcredits

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Cambodia, a country whose official religion is Buddhism, but which has a sizeable Muslim minority, is thinking about the possibility to include Islamic finance...
Bongbong Marcos counts on dad’s legacy in election bid (video)

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Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, in his first public comments since announcing on October 5 he would run...