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Filipino Accent Is Asia’s “sexiest” – Survey

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Gentle, soft and “simply lovely” are the descriptions for the Filipino way to speak their language Tagalog,...
Corruption Is Getting Worse In Asia, Report Shows

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With an average score of just 44 out of 100 for three consecutive years, the Asia-Pacific region is making little progress in the fight...
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...
Indonesia considers joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Indonesia is studying the possibility of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States, known as TPP-11. The country will discuss the matter...
Papua New Guinea seeks more trade with the Philippines

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) plans to expand its trade and investment links with the Philippines. Citing a letter to Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, the Philippine...
ASEAN to sign deal with trading partners by 2015

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ASEAN and its six trading partners are targeting to sign by 2015 the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement that is...
Philippines gets $850,000 in humanitarian aid from New Zealand

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The Philippines has been provided $850,000 in humanitarian aid from New Zealand after it suffered a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake on October 15th which resulted...
Southeast Asian nations angry over NSA spying

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Southeast Asian governments - together with China - have demanded an explanation from Washington over media reports that US and Australian embassies in the...
Malaysia one of the most corrupt nations

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Malaysia has been ranked as one of the most corrupt nations in a recent survey by consultancy Ernst & Young. Malaysia, along with China,...
Blobfish voted world’s ugliest animal (video)video

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The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus), a species that lives at great depths off the coast of southeastern Australia and Tasmania at depths of 700 to...
More than just connecting people

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Chat with Ignatius Ong, CEO of Malaysia's regional airline Firefly
Ministers agree to set up ASEAN+6 FTA

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The 16 economic ministers of Asean+6 (10 ASEAN nations and China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand) have agreed at a meeting...
Malaysia reluctant to join TPP

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Malaysia has said its participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would depend on "ensuring its sovereignty" in the pact which aims to combine the...
Australia’s Mantra Group ventures into Indonesia, Thailand

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Queensland-based Mantra Group, the Australian hotel operator controlled by CVC Asia Pacific Ltd., said it plans to open 20 hotels in Indonesia over the...
Indonesia and India named world’s biggest shark killers

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In July, a European Union-sponsored study found that Indonesia and India kill the most sharks of all countries. The purpose of the study was...
What Malaysian negotiators don’t want you to know about the TPP

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The sheer magnitude of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has not been lost on Putrajaya. The ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) involving 12 nations...
Cheapest place to buy Apple gadgets in Asia: Malaysia!

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A price comparison between popular Apple gadgets in Asia brought to light that almost all of them are cheapest to purchase in Malaysia at...
Travel in ASEAN: Where it’s safe for women

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Women wishing to travel alone in Asia will find this graphic very helpful. Listed are the safest places for female travelers in Asia, with Singapore taking the lead.