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.

Thailand: Relocation perks get OK


The cabinet on 10 Sep 19 greenlighted fresh perks to woo foreign investors looking to relocate their production base amid the Sino-US trade war. The package covers tax incentives, special investment zones for individual countries

Thai court rejects lawsuits against PM Prayut’s incomplete swearing-in


Thailand’s Constitutional Court on 11 Sep 19 dismissed complaints against the country’s prime minister and his Cabinet ministers for failing to recite the oath of office in full before taking their positions. The court resolved

Jokowi issues letter to begin revision of KPK law


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has sent a letter to the House of Representatives to show his approval of a revision to the 2002 law on the Corruption Eradication Commission despite concerns from activists and academics

Malaysia: Umno dismisses Dr M’s call for PAS to apologise over ‘kafir’ label


Umno Youth on 10 Sep 19 said it will not demand an apology over the “kafir” label once used against it by its newfound ally PAS. Instead, the wing’s chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said it

Philippines: ‘Common practice’: House body OKs PHP4tr 2020 budget behind closed doors


The House appropriations committee on 9 Sep 19 approved behind closed doors a committee report endorsing the approval of the proposed PHP4.1tr national budget for 2020 after just two weeks of deliberations. In an interview