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.

India: Understanding India’s big crisis in a fraught poll season


Employment generation has remained one of the biggest mysteries of Modi government’s five years – a debate that has led to more questions than answers. The protracted delay in the release of the National Sample

Philippines: Duterte to sign 2019 budget before Holy Week


President Duterte is likely to sign the long delayed 2019 budget program before the Holy Week break next week, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. The President, he said, might veto some parts of the appropriations

Thailand: PM plays down calls for national govt


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has poured cold water on the idea of a national government to save the country from political deadlock, saying the law must be studied carefully, but it would be premature to

Indonesia: Luhut blasts Prabowo over claims of corruption


A senior minister and close aide to Indonesian President Joko Widodo has blasted former army general Prabowo Subianto over “lies” about corruption during a campaign rally on 7 Apr 19. Mr Prabowo had charged that

Indonesia: Amien Rais Threatens ‘People Power’ at Slightest Hint of Voter Fraud


With only two weeks left until Indonesia’s presidential election on 17 Apr 19, it is only natural for supporters of both presidential nominees—current president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his rival, ex-army general Prabowo Subianto—to ramp