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.

Philippines: House passes budget, seeks to abolish CHR, ERC, NCIP – 13 Sep 2017


The House of Representatives on 12 Sep 17 night approved the proposed PHP3.8tr 2018 national budget on second reading, but not after giving three agencies just PHP1,000 each – a minuscule funding that will effectively

Indonesia: Redenomination bill will not be deliberated in 2017 – 13 Sep 2017


Bank Indonesia’s (BI) hopes of lawmakers deliberating the redenomination bill in 2017 have been dashed. A House of Representatives plenary session on 13 Sep 17 approved six bills to be included in the revised National

Malaysia: Lower GST, higher wages for Budget 2018, says Malaysians – 13 Sep 2017


LOWER goods and services tax, followed by increased wages, tops the list of what Malaysians want for Budget 2018. With fewer than six days to go, an online poll at bajet2018.najibrazak.com has received about 7,500

Indonesia: I won’t let anyone weaken KPK: Jokowi – 11 Sep 2017


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reiterated his commitment to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on 11 Sep 17, stressing that the anti-graft body, in its capacity as an institution mandated to combat corruption, must be

Malaysia: Port Klang business hit as key firms shift operations to Singapore – 11 Sep 2017


Business at Malaysia’s main shipping hub in Port Klang has taken a hit in 2017 as major shipping companies shift their operations to Singapore under new alliance agreements, industry officials say. Many of these are