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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.

The Philippines: Monetary official expects further drop in inflation in Oct 19


Inflation may ease further in Oct 19 as oil prices continued to behave well despite the knee-jerk reaction from the attacks in the oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia as well as the expected further

Malaysia: Some Umno MPs wants Dr M to stay PM full-term, but Zahid says not party’s official stance


Having Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad serve a full five-year term as prime minister is not Umno’s official stance, its president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told reporters in Parliament on 24 Oct 19. The Bagan

Philippines: China-linked Kaliwa Dam construction nears as project gets ECC


The controversial PHP18.7bn Kaliwa Dam, backed by China, is targeted to begin construction by Feb 20 after the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) secured one of the most pertinent documents needed to jumpstart the

Indonesia: KPK faces uncertain future as new law takes effect


The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is bracing for the possibility of major hurdles to its graft-busting operations following the enactment of the revised KPK Law and the reappointment of Yasonna Laoly as the law and

Malaysia: Dr M should stay on as PM, says Azmin


PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali on 22 Oct 19 repeated his call for Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain as prime minister throughout Pakatan Harapan’s five-year mandate, amid claims that he secretly met a former