RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

‘Philippines’ active virus cases seen to reach 500,000’

THE Philippine Health department is projecting active coronavirus cases to approach the 500,000-level by the end of April if the country does not impose...

Philippine records hacked in ‘largest ever’ govt breach

Ballot boxes used for the 2007 Philippine Barangay election in Davao. Source: Wikimedia The personal details of more than 50 million voters in the Philippines...

Duterte-Obama meeting in doubt

Barack Obama experienced an amicable relationship with the previous president, Benigno Aquino. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has called his US counterpart and...

Embassy tries to ease Duterte rage

The US and the Philippines have a long history of military cooperation. Source: Wikimedia Washington's Manila embassy says it will work with Philippine President Rodrigo...

Australia offers Duterte military help 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been offered Australian help to train the Philippine military in its fight against Islamist extremists, according to Canberra's foreign...

Critics rage at Duterte ICC exit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not effect the probe into alleged human-rights abuses during his so-called war...

Philippines wakes to debt-trap peril

The Philippines seems to have caught up with its neighbours like Malaysia in waking to the perils of signing up to Chinese infrastructure projects....

PH to retaliate vs. Thailand over cigarette import dispute

The Philippine government is keen on imposing quantitative restrictions (QR) against automotive imports from Thailand for the latter’s alleged non-compliance with measures sanctioned by...

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Grab set for US listing via ‘world’s biggest’ SPAC merger

Grab Holdings Inc., the company behind Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing and food delivery platform, is set to go public in the U.S. through a...

Envoy pleads sanctions, no-fly zone into Myanmar

Myanmar’s envoy to the United Nations has called for sanctions and a no-fly zone into the country amid ongoing chaos between protesters and the...

Malaysia sends 5 million students back to school

All five million Malaysian students were sent back physically to school despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. This after secondary school...