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.

Malaysia: KL seeks high-speed rail delay pending review


Months after the new Malaysian administration signalled that it was rethinking the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) link, its minister in charge of the project held an official meeting with his Singapore counterpart on

Indonesia: Ma’ruf ‘orchestrated’ Jokowi’s VP choice, says Mahfud


Former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD has said that vice presidential candidate Ma’ruf Amin was behind the statement from Islamic mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) that “threatened” to withdraw its support for President Joko

Indonesia: Government collects IDR994.36tr in state revenue, grants in 1H18


The Finance Ministry collected IDR994.36tr in state revenue and grants up to 1H18, from the 2018 projection of IDR1.89qd. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that IDR991.1tr came from domestic revenue (taxes and other income)

India: 71st Independence Day speech: Modi eyes man in space by 2022


India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from Sep 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on 15 Aug 18 in his last Independence Day speech

India: Monsoon revival brings mix of misery and cheer for farmers


The southwest monsoon has entered a vigorous phase, soaking dry fields in central and western India and filling up depleted reservoirs, but unrelenting showers have swamped farms and plantations in the south and may cause