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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.

Prayut appeals for more time at the helm


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed to the public to let him stay on in power to “continue laying the foundations for the country”, though he gave no indication of how long he intends to

‘Build Build Build’ will outrun debt growth: DOF


The Department of Finance on 31 Jan 18 assured the public that although the Duterte administration’s ambitious infrastructure program might stoke an increase in government debt, robust economic expansion brought by better infrastructure would “outrun

Rural support for PH surges after Dr M named as PM


SUPPORT for Pakatan Harapan in rural areas has grown after the opposition pact named Dr Mahathir Mohamad as its candidate for prime minister, according to a recent study. Institut Darul Ehsan (IDE) chief executive Professor

Indonesia: Jokowi expresses disappointment over Indonesian export stagnation


Speaking during the opening of a Trade Ministry meeting, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed his disappointment over export figures, which fell behind other Southeast Asian Countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. According to Trade

Thailand: PM hints further election delays possible


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he is non-committal on whether the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will step down from power after the Feb 19 general election. While Gen Prayut said the NCPO