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.

Malaysia: S’wak polls on 18 Dec 21, nomination on 6 Dec 21


The Sarawak state election will take place on 18 Dec 21 with early voting set for 14 Dec 21, announced the Election Commission (EC) chairperson Abdul Ghani Salleh A total of 1.25 million voters –

Thailand: Govt plans THB155bn aid for farmers hit by Covid, floods


The government plans to dole out THB155bn in cash to millions of farmers reeling from the impacts of Covid-19, floods, droughts and poor crop prices. The Cabinet will consider a programme to allot the funds

Thailand: Diesel excise tax cut up in the air


The Finance Ministry has yet to consider cutting the diesel excise tax and will continue to use the Oil Fund to stabilise the retail diesel price, said Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. The Oil Fund, currently

Indonesia: Muslim cleric arrested over ties to Bali bombing group


A senior Muslim cleric has been arrested over allegations he raised funds for the Al-Qaeda-linked terror network behind the Bali nightclub bombings and other attacks, police said on 17 Nov 21. Ahmad Zain An-Najah, a

Malaysia: Budget 2022 passes first round as Harapan did not back bloc vote call


Budget 2022 has passed the policy stage with a voice vote in the Dewan Rakyat today, as Warisan and Pejuang’s attempt to call for a bloc vote failed to garner support from Pakatan Harapan. At