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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.

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

Malaysia: ASEAN Belt and Road risks under scrutiny – 30 Jul 2017


Malaysia and other South-East Asian countries have come under China’s close scrutiny for political, financial and legal risks as Beijing intensifies its efforts to review its Belt and Road programmes and control capital outflows. Two

Indonesia’s political system rules out ‘absolute power’: Jokowi – 30 Jul 2017


President Joko Widodo has dismissed criticism by the opposition including his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that a new election law and a decree banning radical mass organisations would lead to “unchecked power”, saying that Indonesia’s

Malaysia: Risks from China investments are well contained: Johari – 27 Jul 2017


Risks posed by Chinese investments can be managed as long as Putrajaya continues to deal with state-owned enterprises from China, according to Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani. Questions have been raised as to the