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Policy

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First Formula 1 race in Hanoi starts with 2020 season

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Vietnam's capital Hanoi will start hosting Formula 1 races by April 2020, the Hanoi People's Committee said on November 1 in a statement. That...
Thailand set to legalise weed for medical use

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Thailand is readying to become the first Asian country to legalise marijuana, albeit just for medical use as the country does not want to...
Malaysia auctions off 1MDB-linked superyacht

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Malaysia’s government has launched a one-month auction for luxury yacht Equanimity which has allegedly been bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of...
Malaysian passport classified as fifth-best worldwide

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The Malaysian passport has been ranked fifth among the best passports in the world in terms of visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to other countries...
Malaysia’s ex-PM, former treasury official charged with misuse of $1.6 billion

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Malaysia charged ex-premier Najib Razak and one of his former top treasury officials with six counts of criminal breach of trust, accusing them of...
European Union revokes preferential trade status for Cambodia

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The European Union on the 12th annual EU-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit that took place in Brussels on October 18-19 temporarily revoked its...
Cambodia strengthens tourism cooperation with Thailand, Vietnam

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Cambodia will further strengthen its tourism sector cooperation with Thailand and Vietnam as the country seeks to attract ten million international tourists in 2025...
EU, Singapore ink free trade and investment pact

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Just shortly after a similar deal with Vietnam was settled, the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed free-trade and investment protection agreements in Brussels...
Philippines signs deal with Israeli oil exploration firm

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 18 signed a seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country’s...
Singapore cracks down on “shoe box”-sized apartments

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Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on October 18 announced an upcoming regulatory change for the city state’s property developers, mandating that the average size...
EU-Vietnam trade agreement to eliminate 99% of all tariffs

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The European Commission on October 17 adopted the long-planned trade and investment agreements between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam, paving the way for...
Philippines tourist island Boracay reopens, but beach party times are over

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After a thorough six-month clean-up, the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a "cesspool" is to have...
Thailand’s weak education system a big drawback for development

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Thailand’s outdated and somewhat defunct education system is holding back a new generation from becoming productive and innovative, it turned out in the new...
Malaysia in need to postpone “developed country” target

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Malaysia will become a developed country not before 2022, missing its longstanding “Vision 2020” target by at least two years, based on current government...
Cambodia targets 15 million tourist arrivals by 2030

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Cambodia’s tourism ministry has set a target of 30 million tourist visits annually by 2030, up from the 5.6 million international visits last year. Some...
End of EU trade preferences could bring Cambodia’s economy to its knees

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The European Union (EU) announced on October 5 that Cambodia would lose its special access to European markets under the so-called Everything But Arms...
Vietnam to remove foreign ownership cap for listed companies

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Vietnam's government is considering lifting the foreign stake holding limit for listed companies from the current 49 to 100 per cent in a bid...
Japan pledges support to Laos for Vietnam War bomb removal

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Japan on October 8 pledged to give 900 million yen ($8 million) towards removing unexploded bombs in Laos that were scattered there during the...