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Thai farmers advised to ‘steal their rice back’

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Disgruntled Thai rice growers, who haven't been paid by the government for their crops since November 2013 - some even longer - under the...
Thai ex-finance minister harshly attacks government (see full letter)

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Thailand's ex-finance minister, ex-foreign minister and former head of the Bank of Thailand, Pridiyathorn Devakula, in an open letter issued on February 6 to...

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Morocco as launched its long-awaited middle class housing plan, an initiative through which some 20,000 homes will be built by 2016, according to Housing...
Thai rice farmers plan huge rally in Bangkok

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Thailand's rice farmers have demanded to talk with a deputy prime minister or minister with a relevant portfolio about ending their ongoing road blockade...
Thai protesters disregard poll, still want Yingluck out

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Malaysia, the ASEAN country with the highest percentage of overweight and obese people, could face some sort of diabetes epidemic if the problems are...
Thai government defaults on paying off rice farmers

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The caretaker government in Thailand is unable to pay off rice farmers as promised by the end of January because it was unable to...
Philippine economy strongest since 1950s

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The Philippines in the last quarter of 2013 capped its strongest two years of growth since the 1950s, when the country enjoyed a post-war...
Investor confidence in Malaysia falling

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Investors have begun to shy away from Malaysia as rising inflation and a broad retreat from developing countries hurts one of Asia’s most favoured...
Singapore couples asked to have more babies

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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on January 30 urged young couples to get off to a "galloping start" in the Year of the...
Indonesia’s population could reach 500 million by 2060

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Indonesia’s fast-growing population could reach 500 million by 2060, according to the statistics bureau for East Java province, creating problems in education, employment and...
Philippines stops deployment of workers to Thailand

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) imposed a ban on January 27 on the deployment of newly hired Filipino workers to three places in...
Singapore workers ‘unhappiest’ in Asia, says survey

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Workers in Singapore are the unhappiest in Asia and nearly two-thirds would like to quit their jobs in the next year, a regional survey...
Myanmar spent 29% of budget for the army

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Myanmar, in its 2012-13 fiscal year, has spent 29 per cent of its entire budget for the defense forces, while the education sector received...
Clothing firms want talks about labour issues

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Major international clothing companies say they are concerned for the safety of Cambodia’s garment workers and want to see peaceful negotiations between unions, factories...
Vietnam workers riot at Samsung factory (video)video

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Violent clashes erupted on January 9 at the construction site of a Samsung factory in Vietnam's northern Thai Nguyen province, drawing participation of thousands...
Vietnam cracks down on illegal workers

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After Malaysia, the Vietnamese government has tightened the screws further on foreign workers and people employing them by making it mandatory to get annual...
Indonesia to stop ‘exporting’ maids by 2017

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The Indonesian government has said it will  stop to allow domestic helpers to work abroad by 2017 under the country's new Domestic Worker Roadmap,...
Myanmar to export household workforce to Singapore

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The term Overseas Myanmar Workers, or OMW, has still to be coined, but the government in the former pariah state has recognised that legal...