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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.

Thailand: Pheu Thai claims all is well within ranks


Pheu Thai’s acting deputy spokesman on 5 Mar 18 denied reports of major rifts within the party. Anusorn Iamsa-ard was responding to media reports of ructions between key Pheu Thai Party members. One such report

India: BJP hopes Northeast win gives it momentum in Karnataka


The BJP in Karnataka is bolstered by the party wresting power from the communists and the Congress in the Northeast but also hampered by the fact that it has no “wild card” to play in

India: Gains in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya give BJP new momentum


The planting of the saffron flag in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya is not only a historic advance for BJP, but also a significant shift of registers for our polity as a whole. Going beyond limited

Malaysia Parliament set to make two key changes seen favouring ruling BN coalition before polls


Malaysia is set to make key changes in a final parliamentary session that starts 5 Mar 18, which critics say will help the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition win an impending general election. The BN

Thailand: ‘Outsider’ PM talk swirls as 42 new parties register


Many groups which have registered as political parties with the Election Commission (EC) on 2 Mar 18 made clear they would not shun the possibility of supporting an “outsider” to become prime minister after the