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Police rescue 90 smuggled cats on Thai border

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Thai police stopped a pickup truck on July 11 filled with 90 smuggled kitties that were headed straight to restaurants in Vietnam, where they...
ASEAN’s growing population: Many new mouths to feed

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ASEAN's overall population is exploding. Whether this is good or bad is dependent on the country. While large populations can be viewed as adding...
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...
World Bank expects slower growth for Vietnam

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Vietnam’s economy is expected to grow at a moderate rate of around 5.3 per cent in 2013 and 5.4 per cent in 2014, according...
Ex-ASEAN SecGen: Thai education ‘terrifying’

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Surin Pitsuwan, former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, has expressed his concerns over Thailand's education system, saying it has...
Thailand to improve its embarrassing education ranking

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The improvement of Thailand's education system, one of the worst in the developed world, stands high on the agenda of the country's new education...
Travel: Koh Lanta – Thailand’s hidden treasure

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Thailand is well-worn territory for international travelers. From the bustling hive of Bangkok to the crystal beaches of Phuket, it’s all been done before....
Japan yakuza: How about your mafia magazines, ASEAN?

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Every business needs to have a handle on communication with their employees, even organized crime syndicates, it now appears. Japanese media has reported that...
Thailand to pump more money into rice scheme

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Despite all bad news and the fiscal trouble it has caused, the Thai government said its controversial rice pledging scheme will "continue until rice...
Japan’s Mitsui asked to invest in Dawei

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On the search for investment partner for the Dawei industrial zone development in Myanmar spearheaded by Thailand, the Thai government has now urged Japanese...
Thai media and entertainment industry in spending spree

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The entertainment and media industry in Thailand expects a significant rise in spending by $5 billion to $14.8 billion by 2017, fueled by surging...
Pattaya wants to host Formula 1 race

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The popular Thai beach town of Pattaya wants to be the stage for the Grand Prix of Thailand 2015 after Bangkok residents and environmentalists...
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...
Liberalisation bodes well for ASEAN capital markets

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The liberalisation of ASEAN capital markets is making great strides this year. This bodes well for companies throughout the region and, consequently, for ASEAN's...
Southeast Asia’s emerging retirement destinations

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Retiring in Southeast Asia has become a viable option for Westerners hitting the 50 plus age bracket. In 2010, the New York Times estimated...
UNCTAD: Thailand needs to improve 10 areas

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has recommended that Thailand develop 10 areas to improve it position in ASEAN, after several...
Thailand expects 28 million tourists in 2014

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecast foreign arrivals to the country to hit 28 million by 2014, a 7 per cent jump from...
Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself "Hitler" and displayed the German Nazi leader's portrait in a way resembling the...