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.

Thailand: New Economics Party leader denies that party will back PPRP


New Economics (NE) Party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan clarified on 13 Mar 19 that he had never spoken on politics with the PPRP no bargained for any political posts, following reports that the PPRP had successfully

Malaysia: Shafie hopes to end Pakatan’s losing streak in Sandakan


Sabah Pakatan Harapan will go out in full force to win back the Sandakan parliamentary seat on 11 May 19, its chief Christina Liew said on 11 Apr 19. She said Sabah PH would have

Thailand: EC may seek a court ruling regarding MP-seat system


The Election Commission (EC) is contemplating about approaching the Constitution Court to seek its ruling on the legality of its calculation method and allocation of party-list seats. EC chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong said that the EC

Indonesia: Fact-checkers vs. hoax peddlers: a fake news battle ahead of Indonesia’s election


Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto. With two giant screens displaying television network feeds in front

India: Modi may face some civil service departures from his office if re-elected: sources


The Indian government may have to make a series of major changes at the top of the nation’s civil service if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is re-elected to a second term in May 19, according