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Charity leader could become Myanmar’s next president

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A close aide of Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is very high on the list of proposed presidents for the country after...
Latest message from Pyongyang: “We will beat up the US!”

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Strong video message from Korean Central Television (KCTV), North Korea's state broadcaster, commenting on US-South Korean joint military drills which started on March 7....
Laos tightens border controls after new fatal shooting of Chinese

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The Lao government issued an urgent order for stricter controls of foreigners entering the country after several recent incidents of violent gun attacks on...
Philippines impounds North Korean cargo ship, Pyongyang vows retaliation (+ video)

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The Philippines after impounding a North Korean cargo vessel docking in Subic Bay northwest of Manila could literally come under fire from the secluded...
Gone with a bang: Lights out in Jakarta’s largest red-light district

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Bulldozers on February 29 penetrated into North Jakarta's notorious red-light district of Kalijodo and started banging on the first dozens of buildings with the...
Laos kicks off ASEAN chair – security, integration on top of agenda

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Laos this week kicked off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, with an agenda-setting meeting of the bloc’s foreign...
Thirty years after, Marcos still a legend for some

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A peaceful revolution, the "People Power" uprising, on February 25, 1986, brought an end to one of the most violent and oppressive presidencies in...
Duterte warms up for “bloody presidency” – if elected

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In the first public debate organised among presidential candidates in the Philippines in 24 years, all five candidates on February 21 outlined their programmes...
Malaysia shuts door to all foreign workers – source countries confused

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The Malaysian government in a sign of distress as a result of slowing economic growth and a tightening job market in the country surprisingly...
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...