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.

Philippines: Economic Cha-cha bill filed at House


The administration’s Charter change (Cha-cha) initiative is still alive at the House of Representatives despite the apparent decision of its principal proponent, President Duterte, to skip it in his fourth State of the Nation Address

Malaysia: PKR disciplinary board to call in Farhash, Amirudin Shari to clarify statements


The PKR disciplinary board will call in Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari over their public statements on the sex video affair. PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil

Thailand: Finance Minister outlines ambitious plans


Addressing cost of living, easier retail loan accessibility, extending state welfare to pregnant women and firstborns, and improving healthcare services are among the Finance Ministry’s priorities, says Minister Uttama Savanayana. Widening access to medical services,

Philippines: Gov’t readies funds for 3 new departments


The government is ready to provide funds for the establishment and operation of three new departments being pushed by President Duterte, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). During his 4th State of the Nation

Malaysia: Govt yet to decide on ratifying CPTPP: Ong Kian Ming


Putrajaya has yet to decide whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Dewan Negara heard on 24 Jul 19. Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong