Malaysia PM resigns amid political wrangling

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir, also currently the world’s oldest PM, has resigned as of 1PM (Feb 24) today after 655 days in...

Pangolin critically endangered, wildlife watchdog warns

Shy, scaly and highly elusive, pangolins exist primarily in Asia and Africa. Today, they are also currently the most heavily trafficked mammal in the...

Indonesia shares blame for rising seas 

It is customary to blame the developed world for creating climate change after centuries of putting profits before environmental concerns.  The argument goes that western...

Indonesia counters coronavirus with interest rates cuts

Bank Indonesia (BI) has cut its benchmark interest rate to address the economic impact of the coronavirus.  The Indonesian central bank cut its benchmark interest...

Thailand braces for ‘worst-case’ coronavirus scenario

The government of Thailand is bracing itself for the worst-case scenario of the coronavirus outbreak but assured that it was doing all measures to...

Grab and Volocopter to explore feasibility of air taxi service in SEA

The sky is indeed the limit for superapp aspirant and ride-hailing giant Grab. The Singapore-based startup is partnering with German air mobility startup Volocopter...

Indonesia eyes taxes on plastic bags, sweet drinks and cars 

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Mulyani Indrawati has submitted a proposal to parliament to impose environmental tariffs. She said the authorities were targeting sugar-filled and artificially...

Philippines allows return of OFWs to Hong Kong, Macau

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with existing job contracts in Hong Kong and Macau are now able to return to said territories amid the Philippine...

Thais urged to postpone visit to Israel

The government of Thailand is urging Thai nationals to postpone their visits to Israel amid the quarantine requirement imposed by the latter. In an advisory...

Will Southeast Asia become a football superpower?

After decades of languishing in the footballing wilderness, Asia appears to be discovering a taste for the sport at last. In particular, the Association...

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Thailand rejects cash aid proposal for civil servants

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