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: Expect more racial rhetoric as PH and UMNO woo Malays – 18 Jul 2017

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With the Pakatan Harapan (PH) poised to offer a serious challenge to its stranglehold on Malaysian politics, Umno is ratcheting up the racial rhetoric. According to a report in The Straits Times (ST) this is

Indonesia: Police prepare list of mass organisations for possible disbandment – 17 Jul 2017

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The National Police have made a list of mass organizations to be considered for disbandment following the issuance of Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2/2017 on mass organizations. Disbandment will be executed by

India: Presidential election 2017: Close to 99% voting witnessed – 17 Jul 2017

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Close to 99% voting was recorded 17 Jul 17 for electing India’s 14th president, the returning officer for the poll announced. The counting of votes will take place on 20 Jul 17. In Parliament House,

Philippines: No debt trap from aggressive infra spending: DBM – 15 Jul 2017

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The Philippines will not fall into a debt trap as a result of the Duterte administration’s ambitious public spending program, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on 14 Jul 17 The government is

Vietnam: WB forecasts Vietnam’s GDP growth of 6.3% – 14 Jul 2017

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The World Bank (WB) on 13 Jul 17 released its bi-annual report on Vietnam’s economy, keeping its country GDP forecast at 6.3% in 2017 following an economic boost in 2Q17. After a disappointing performance in