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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: Hundreds turn up at Mahathir’s rally in PM Najib’s constituency


Hundreds of Felda settlers and their families turned up at the closely-watched visit by former premier Tun Mahathir Mohamad to Pekan on 28 Feb 18, the home constituency of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak. Dr

Philippines: Consultative Committee votes for presidential-federal system


The Consultative Committee that President Rodrigo Duterte convened to look into constitutional changes voted on 27 Feb 18 to propose a presidential-federal system similar to that of the United States. According to a GMA News

Thailand: Prayut’s new poll vow met with scorn


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced the general election will be held no later than Feb 19, but parties have poured scorn on his latest promise after the premier said late 2017 the poll would

Indonesia: Democrats moving closer to Jokowi as election nears


In a move that would boost incumbent President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) standing, the Democratic Party of Indonesia (PD) have been laying a work for an alliance with the ruling PDI-P. The party, which is the

Government allows work on 34 elevated infrastructure projects to proceed after safety audit


The ministry of public works and housing has allowed for 34 elevated infrastructure projects to continue following a series of safety audits. The committee that oversaw the audits has since said that they would like