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.

Philippines: House readies draft of federalism charter


The House of Representatives is likely to transmit to the Senate a draft resolution paving the way for the shift to federalism in February, a key administration lawmaker hinted yesterday. Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado,

Malaysia: Najib will win GE14 with two-thirds majority: Mederka Centre


DR Mahathir Mohamad’s mission to drive Prime Minister Najib Razak out of Putrajaya in the 14th general election will fail, a nationwide survey has shown. The Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research poll conducted in Dec

India: 2018 set to be Rahul’s acid test


It was a year of change and hope for the Congress, as the 132-year-old party saw a generational shift in leadership in 2017, and the election results in Gujarat gave its weary workers a much-needed

Thailand: PM coy on political future, cultivates media


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he is non-committal on whether he will return as a non-elected outsider prime minister after the general election. He insisted again his core belief that the press and public must

Bank of Thailand: Economy failed to reach growth potential


Thailand’s economy gained further traction in 2017, but has not reached its growth potential, while an accommodative monetary policy stance is “necessary” to shore up domestic demand going forward, says the Bank of Thailand. “Although