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: Opposition walks out to protest attempt to recount votes


The opposition staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest against the government camp’s attempt to recount the votes in Parliament after a shock defeat. All opposition MPs left the chamber following the decision by House

Indonesia: KPK, activists slam Jokowi’s clemency for graft convict Annas Maamun


The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and anticorruption activists have lamented President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to grant clemency to former Riau governor Annas Maamun, making him eligible for parole in Oct 20. Ade Kusmanto, the

Thailand: New govt stimulus targets grassroots, homebuyers


The cabinet approved more economic stimulus measures, including money for village funds, THB50bn in loans for local people’s organisations and a THB50,000 subsidy on a home purchase down payment. Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said his

Philippines: Spending growth slows in Oct 19


STATE SPENDING increased for the fourth straight month in Oct 19, though by the smallest increment in that period, yielding a smaller budget deficit as revenue collections grew at a faster clip, the Bureau of

Malaysia: Petronas confirms Sarawak’s legal action to recover unpaid state sales tax


Petronas on 25 Nov 19 confirmed that the Comptroller of State Sales Tax Sarawak and the Sarawak government have filed an action against them in Kuching High Court for non-payment of the state’s 5% sales