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Female labourers paint parliamentary block paving in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of the start of the new session. Photo: Asean Economist   Hundreds of new MPs...

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It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: Flickr The Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

China’s Java high-speed rail project hits buffers

It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: Flickr The Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

Singapore: Asia’s second most visited city

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Thein Sein calls for unity

Myanmar's President Thein Sein has presided over considerable reforms. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's outgoing president, Thein Sein, called for unity among political parties in the national...

Indian VP to visit Brunei as it reels from oil price fall

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Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

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Ford admits failure in Indonesia and Japan

The Ford Ranger has had the most success in Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia US car manufacturing giant Ford has announced it will abandon its operations in...

Kerry calls on Hun Sen to allow debate

John Kerry said he was impressed by Cambodia’s development. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Cambodia to allow "vigorous and peaceful"...

Kerry calls on Hun Sen to allow debate

John Kerry said he was impressed by Cambodia’s development. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Cambodia to allow "vigorous and peaceful"...

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