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.

Indonesia: Draft law to ensure rights for religious minorities met with skepticism – 1 Aug 2017


The head of the Ministry of Religion’s Interfaith Harmony Forum said on 31 Jul 17 that the government is currently drafting a law that will guarantee the rights of religious minorities across the country. The

Malaysia: Disinterest, indifference mark rural sentiments over 1MDB affair – 1 Aug 2017


Barisan Nasional may have something to fear if Pakatan Harapan is successful in humanising the 1MDB issue to show voters that it has plenty to do with the increasing difficulty they face in trying to

Time right to loosen controls on CNY-USD exchange rate: China state-run paper – 1 Aug 2017


The China Securities Journal, run by the state-run Xinhua news agency, said in a front-page editorial that the time is right for the People’s Bank of China to allow greater volatility in the yuan’s exchange

Philippines: PPP still vital in infra push: ADB – 29 Jul


The size and extent of the government’s infrastructure development program in the medium term will still require the active use of the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. In a recently-published

Singapore: Tan Cheng Bock’s appeal on presidential election begins – 31 Jul 2017


His appeal is being heard by a five-judge panel of the apex court, which includes Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon. In his legal challenge dismissed by Justice Quentin Loh on 7 Jul 17, Dr Tan had