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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.

Indonesia: Netflix Tax, Zero Dividend Tax Among Indonesia’s New Sweeping Tax Reforms


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s omnibus law bill will introduce sweeping tax reforms ranging from reduced income and value-added taxes and zero tax on dividends to lower non-resident taxes and a so-called Netflix tax, Finance Minister

Philippines: Government to release fresh PHP3bn cash assistance for farmers


The government will release another PHP3bn in cash assistance to farmers affected by the steep drop in palay (unhusked rice) prices following the opening up of the rice industry to cheap imports. In a briefing

Malaysia: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after Tg Piai defeat, says Dr Mahathir


Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will consider reshuffling the cabinet following Pakatan Harapan’s defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election. “I have heard their views and will consider demands for a cabinet reshuffle. It won’t happen

Indonesia begins restructuring of 430,000 civil servant jobs


The government has begun an assessment of middle and lower job positions at state institutions in the first nationwide move to streamline the bureaucracy in the country that may put hundreds of thousands of civil

Thailand: Future Forward on thin ice


All eyes will be on the Constitutional Court on 20 Nov 19 when it delivers a ruling which could make or break the embattled Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit in a media-shareholding case.