Daily News

These are sample stories on Asia which we track on a daily basis. The sources and links to the stories, which are available online, are acknowledged and listed. Where any of these stories require paid subscription to access, we've listed only the portion which the site allows.

Thailand: Finance Ministry gauging need for further stimulus


The Finance Ministry plans on assessing economic conditions over the next two months before deciding whether to roll out further stimulus measures. If existing measures are inadequate, the government stands ready to implement additional measures

Malaysia: Challenge of Anwar’s pardon set for 28 Jul 21


THE Court of Appeal has fixed 28 Jul 21 to hear Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal against a high court’s dismissal of his bid to strike out a suit by a lawyer over the legality of his

Indonesia: House Approves Listyo Sigit as Next Police Chief


The House of Representatives’ commission on legal and political affairs approved Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the president’s pick for the next national police chief in a hearing on 20 Jan 21. Listyo’s nomination

Thailand: Dates set for charter debate, vote


Parliament will convene for the second reading of charter amendment drafts on 24-25 Feb 21, it was announced on 19 Jan 21. The decision was made after House Speaker Chuan Leekpai met with chief government

The Philippines: Government infrastructure spending slows down by 22%


Government spending on infrastructure declined by 22% from Jan 20 to Nov 20 as mobility restrictions continued to delay construction activities, prompting agencies to discontinue some of their projects. According to the latest data from