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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: Budget 2022 passes first round as Harapan did not back bloc vote call


Budget 2022 has passed the policy stage with a voice vote in the Dewan Rakyat today, as Warisan and Pejuang’s attempt to call for a bloc vote failed to garner support from Pakatan Harapan. At

Thailand: Cabinet approves new 2022 tourism campaign


The cabinet has approved a new tourist promotion campaign, “Visit Thailand Year 2022”, and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has formed a committee to oversee pandemic-related obstacles for the sector. Minister of Tourism

The Philippines: Bongbong Marcos-Sara Duterte tandem now official


It’s official – the children of Philippine strongmen, Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte, will run as a tandem in the 2022 elections. Marcos made the announcement on 16 Nov 21 night saying that his party

Singapore: PM Lee posturing to avoid touching reserves


EVEN as GIC celebrates its many achievements over the last 4 decades, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund must continue to anticipate and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on

Bank of Thailand unfazed by headline inflation


The Bank of Thailand (BoT) expects high headline inflation to be short term and will not pressure monetary policy and the economic recovery. Headline inflation has been rising, mainly due to higher global energy prices,