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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.

Malaysia: ‘Shocking’ proof of fraud in Julau polls given to MACC


Sarawak PKR has handed over “incontrovertible evidence” of vote buying in its Julau division to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The Julau results have been suspended over the weekend following allegations of tampering. State PKR

Philippines: Rate hike pause or 25bp rise a ‘possibility’ – BSP official


There is room for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to pause on policy tightening with inflationary pressure showing signs of waning, said one senior central bank official who nevertheless said the economy appears capable

India: Govt refuses to yield on Section 7 of RBI Act


The Union government will not yield ground on its right to issue a directive to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), even as it claimed that contentious issues between the two should be resolved at

Thailand: Law makes PM’s return bid trickier


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha cannot canvass for votes if he wants to stage a comeback as a prime ministerial candidate on the ticket of any party, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said. Mr Wissanu said

Thailand: PM to resolve assets rule row


The government will resolve the controversy surrounding a new regulation announced by the anti-graft agency that requires senior civil servants to declare their assets and liabilities, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Gen Prayut said