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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.

India: Nine-point plan firmed up to plug GST revenue leaks


A nine-point plan has been firmed up to plug revenue leakages under the goods and services tax regime. It includes setting up a panel with tax officials from Centre and states to draw up a

Malaysia: Malay support for Anwar as PM remains weak, says pollster


Support from Malay voters for Anwar Ibrahim remained weak compared to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a survey by Merdeka Centre found. In a national survey carried out between 22-29 Nov 19, the pollster asked respondents which

Malaysia: Tourism Ministry launches new policy initiatives


The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture will launch two new policies in 2020: the National Tourism Policy (DPN2030) and the National Cultural Policy (DKN). Minister Mohammadin Ketapi said the two policies, in line with

Indonesia strengthens maritime patrol in Natuna to expel China’s boats


Indonesia is firmly strengthening its maritime patrol in Natuna waters, Riau Islands Province, to expel China’s fishing boats which illegally operated over the territory, as Mahfud MD, the Minister of Coordinating Politics, Law and Security

Singapore: MND orders Aljunied Town Council to restrict rights of opposition figures to make financial decisions


Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has issued an order requiring Aljunied Hougang Town Council to restrict the powers of Workers’ Party MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang in making certain financial decisions at