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Genocide? What genocide? Ex-Khmer Rouge leader in denial

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Khieu Samphan, one of the two surviving top leaders of the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, in his final statements in the second...
Malaysia’s government to probe Mahathir-era scandal in apparent distraction stunt

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In what looks for some as a distraction attempt from the escalating alleged embezzlement scandal revolving around state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the...
Austrian motorbike maker KTM opens Philippine factory

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Iconic Austrian motorbike manufacturer KTM announced it opened a new production facility in the Philippines under KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc., a cooperation with...
On the search for Jho Low’s 1MDB-financed superyacht

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Now that US authorities are seeking to seize a variety of assets purchased with allegedly embezzled money from Malaysia's state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad...
How Thailand tackled its opium growing problem

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A few decades ago, life in the hill tribes area in northern Thailand was no bed of roses. The region between Chiang Rai and...
Three ASEAN countries among top-50 innovative nations globally

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Just three countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, made it in the top-50 of this year's Global Innovation Index, published...
US to seize more 1MDB assets, Malaysia gov’t remains in denial

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The US Department of Justice said it will seek to recover $540 million in assets that were allegedly stolen from Malaysia's troubled sovereign wealth...
Thailand needs 800 more cyber security specialists

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Thailand, which is currently promoting its Thailand 4.0 strategy that aims at transforming the country's economy into a information technology- and knowledge-driven one, is...
Google’s tax deal with Indonesia role model for SE Asia

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Google through its Asia Pacific headquarters agreed on future tax payments in Indonesia, a move seen as the beginning of a shake-up in how...
Khmer Rouge trial reaches final verdict

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Prosecutors in the ongoing trial against two surviving top leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have begun summing up their case...
Philippines should be renamed to cut colonialism links, lawmaker suggests

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Philippine congressman and list representative of the right-wing Magdalo Party, Gary Alejano, brought in a proposal to rename the Philippines in order to ditch...
Bamboo Airways to become Vietnam’s next private carrier

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Vietnamese real estate, investment and business service conglomerate FLC Group, based in Hanoi, will launch a new domestic carrier called Bamboo Airways which could...
World Bank bashed for funding Myanmar projects linked to tycoons

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A US-based campaign group focusing on Myanmar urged the World Bank’s financing arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to reconsider its Myanmar investments, saying its...
Cambodia “least tourism-friendly country” in Southeast Asia: WEF

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Cambodia scores lowest in Southeast Asia as per most indicators in the newly released, biannual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic...
Hijab heavy metal: All-girls Muslim band from Indonesia has a blast

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It's not your typical heavy metal group. It's something that, arguably, never existed before. It's Voice of Baceprot, which introduced hijab heavy metal to...
Brain drain from Southeast Asia growing constraint for economic growth

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Young well educated people leaving their home countries in Southeast Asia to pursue a better career in a well-salaried job in richer countries of...
Malaysia to impose tourism tax, Thailand plans mandatory insurance for tourists

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Malaysia will impose a new tourism tax from July 1 this year, ranging from 2.50 ringgit ($0.60) per room per night for an “unrated”...
Philippines stops sending workers to Qatar, fearing food riots

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The Philippines on June 6 blocked the deployment of new overseas workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state started grappling with a diplomatic...