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Passport row leads to Chinese cyber attack on Vietnam

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A Chinese hacker group allegedly carried out a number of cyber attacks on Vietnam’s two biggest airports and the official website of national carrier...
UK, Canada issue travel advice ahead of crucial Thai referendum

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The UK, through the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, issued a travel advice for Thailand ahead of a referendum planned for August 7 on...
Malaysia PM defends disputed new security laws

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak defended controversial new security laws due to take effect on August 1, in a statement calling for "greater action...
Vietnam refuses to stamp Chinese passports with controversial map

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Vietnamese immigration officials are refusing to stamp new Chinese passports featuring the nine-dash line that represents China's claim on most of the South China...
Philippines relent in South China Sea conflict

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on July 25 released a softened joint statement regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea after...
‘Malaysia Official 1’ takes social media by storm

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The US Department of Justice's mentioning of an "Malaysian Official 1" in its $1-billion lawsuits over funds linked to Malaysia's state fund 1Malaysia Development...
Cambodian army investigates call for coup d’etat

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Cambodia's military is investigating a suspected coup plot against Prime Minister Hun Sen after an activist announced plans to topple Cambodia's leader in Facebook...
Malaysia’s Mahathir attacks ruling PM with new party

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Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Moh­amad (91) will form a new political party which is meant to join forces with the opposition in a...
Europe-Asia summit overshadowed by Nice attacks

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The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM) opened in the Mongolian capital of Ulanbataar on July 15 with top leaders from 49 nations, including ASEAN,...
Philippines seeks to adopt Cuba’s public healthcare system

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Newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte seems to have developed a fancy for the healthcare system in Cuba and will send a medical fact-finding...
After 100 days of a new Myanmar: Can Suu Kyi live up to her promises?

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This July 7 marked the 100-day anniversary of the new civilian government in Myanmar, with the National League for Democracy (NLD) of democracy icon...
Indonesia plans emergency law to allow foreigners buy property

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The Indonesian government is proposing an emergency law - similar to a president's decree - to end a lengthy limbo in reforming the country's...
Hanoi’s new utopia: No more motorcycles by 2025

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Vietnam's capital Hanoi in a radical step presented a concept of completely banning the ubiquitous motorcycles clogging its streets by 2025, a move that...
Duterte takes over and faces the test

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will finally be inaugurated on June 30 amid high expectations among his voters that we would live up to his...
Asian firms with strong UK ties feel the heat after Brexit vote

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Asian companies with investments, services or manufacturing bases in the UK will have to reconsider their ties to the country as it prepares to...
Asia markets in tailspin after Brexit vote, pound tumbles

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The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves across Asian markets on June 24 as regional investors were the first...
Duterte to launch family planning measures in the Philippines

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte revealed plans for his population management programme to curb population growth in the country of more than 100 million people,...
Proposal to decriminalise ‘meth’ stirs controversy in Thailand

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Thailand, a country were methamphetamine, or "meth," is widely consumed under the street retail name of "ya ba," is seeking ways to decriminalise the...