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: House, Senate observe ‘ceasefire’ on 2020 budget


Leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives have agreed to a “ceasefire” on their altercation about alleged pork barrel insertions in the proposed 2020 budget, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said. “We agreed

Malaysia: 3 more years at the most, says Dr M on stepping down


Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 27 Sep 19 said he would step down as prime minister before the next general election. “I promise I would step down before the next election and give way to another

Indonesia: Students demand meeting with President outside of Palace


The Alliance of Indonesian Student Executive Boards have refused an invitation to meet with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on 27 Sep 19, following four days of nationwide protests that

Philippines: 2019 budget extended until end of 2020


The House of Representatives on 25 Sep 19 approved on second reading a joint resolution extending the life of the 2019 budget by one more year, even as lawmakers censured Sen. Panfilo Lacson for claiming

Malaysia: PKR leaders refer Zuraida case to disciplinary board


A central PKR leader has lodged an official complaint against Vice President Zuraida Kamaruddin and several other leaders for violating party rules for not attending a meeting sent to the disciplinary board. Abdullah Sani Abdul