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: Tourism Ministry to seek cabinet nod for new stimulus deal


The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to seek economic cabinet approval for a new tourism stimulus package including multiple-entry visas for Chinese tourists, reduced landing fees for airlines and increased airport slot times. Multiple-entry visas

The Philippines: Bicam approves PHP4.1tr 2020 national budget


The bicameral conference committee on Wednesday, December 11, approved the panel report on the proposed PHP4.1tr national budget for 2020. Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives who are part of the bicam

Malaysia: Police to call up Anwar over latest sexual assault allegation


THE police will be calling Port Dickson MP Anwar Ibrahim and several others to record their statements in connection with Muhammed Yusoff Rawther’s allegations that he was sexually assaulted by Anwar. Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation

India: Students clash with police near Assam secretariat over CAB


Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued to rock Assam as a large group of students fought a pitched battle with the police near the state secretariat here on 11 Dec 19, police said. Students

Thailand: Commerce ministry pulls out the stops to hike exports


To boost exports in the remainder of this year and early next year, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit vows to rev up delivery of goods for which purchase contracts have been signed and to promote business