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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.

Thailand: Jurin preps ministers for CPTPP talks


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit to prepare other ministers for talks on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). A Government House source said Mr Jurin discussed the

Thailand: Cabinet approves plan for THAI bankruptcy court restructuring


The cabinet approved a plan to bring Thai Airways International Plc to bankruptcy court for debt restructuring, the prime minister said on 19 May 20. “It was a difficult decision,” Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told

Malaysia: Muhyiddin-aligned Bersatu leaders say top meeting approved leaving Pakatan


27 Bersatu supreme council members and state chiefs have rebutted party chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that the council never approved the decision to leave Pakatan Harapan (PH). In their joint statement, 20 council members,

Indonesia: Central Bank Buys USD1.6bn in Gov’t Bonds and Set to Buy More


Indonesia’s central bank has bought USD1.6bn worth of government bonds in the primary market, underlining its commitment to remain active in it as the country faces a burgeoning state budget deficit due to the rising

Malaysia: Slew of graft trials to resume


THE trial of Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who faces corruption, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering charges in relation to Yayasan Akalbudi funds, will resume on 15 Jun 20. Proceedings were last held on 6 Mar