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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.

India may miss tax collection target for 2019-20 by nearly INR2.5tr


The government’s tax collection is likely to fall short of its estimate by INR2.5tr or 1.2% of GDP in 2019-20, former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said on 19 Jan 20 while calling for scrapping

Thailand: Future Forward readies proxy party


A new political party has already been prepared for members of the Future Forward Party (FFP) to migrate to if the party is disbanded for undermining the monarchy, party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul said. The Constitutional

Malaysia: Zuraida keeps mum over show-cause letter content, says will respond


Pkr vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said she will respond to a show-cause letter issued by her party’s disciplinary board in due time. She, however, did not want to disclose the reason behind the letter. “I will

Indonesia formally introduces 5 super-priority tourism destinations


The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry formally introduced Indonesia’s five super-priority tourism destinations to 43 international journalists attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2020 in Brunei Darussalam. This is the first time Indonesia introduced the five

Vietnam remains on US Treasury’s Monitoring List for currency manipulation


Vietnam remained on the US Treasury’s Monitoring List for currency manipulation. A country is labelled a currency manipulator if it meets two of three criteria: a 4-quarter goods surplus with the US of over USD20bn,