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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: Umno’s doors still ‘very much open’ to PAS: Annuar Musa


UMNO is still open to cooperation with PAS despite being openly snubbed by the Islamist party recently, said a senior Umno leader. However, Umno information chief Annuar Musa said the final decision on any compact

Thailand to hold election in Nov 18: Prayuth


Thailand will hold a general election in Nov 18, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on 10 Oct 17, the most precise date he has given yet for the vote since taking power in a 2014

China: Zhou Xiaochuan calls for urgent easing of capital controls


China’s outgoing central bank governor has called for an urgent return to his stalled capital account reforms, warning his country’s leaders that the opportunity to further open the economy “must be seized”. Reformist officials are

Pan-Asia: US warships sail near Paracel Islands in South China Sea


A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on 10 Oct 17, three US. officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing

Malaysia: Urban poverty may swing richest state of Selangor


Income inequality and high costs form the common grouse of suburban voters, particularly in Selangor. While the state has the highest household income in the country – bar the two capitals – it is also