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: Only Pakatan presidential council can decide on PM, says Dr Mahathir


DR Mahathir Mohamad reiterated that only the Pakatan Harapan presidential council will determine his position as prime minister. Dr Mahathir said the suggestion by opposition members of parliament that he remains prime minister until the

Philippines: President eyes police power to implement dam project


President Duterte on 28 Oct 19 warned that he would use his “extraordinary powers” to implement the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project in Tanay, Rizal province, as a means to solve the water crisis in Metro

Indonesian nickel miners to stop ore exports immediately


Indonesia’s nickel miners agreed on 28 Oct 19 to stop nickel ore exports immediately, the country’s investment agency chief Bahlil Lahadalia said, after Jakarta brought forward a ban on shipments to Jan 20 from 2022.

Malaysia: Pakatan announces Tanjung Piai Bersatu chief Karmaine Sardini to run for by-election


Tanjung Piai Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) division chief Karmaine Sardini is the Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the parliamentary seat in the 16 Nov 19 by-election. The announcement was made by Johor PH chief

Thailand: Budget bill not out of woods yet


The government has breathed a sigh of relief now that the budget expenditure bill has cleared its first hurdle. The bill was the first decisive test of solidarity of a government sitting on a very