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Marijuana Farming in Malaysia Seeks Legalization

Malaysian Muda founder hopes for the legalization of marijuana farming for economic and health reasons. Marijuana has a bad reputation for its harmful effects...
Political unrest in Burma excludes no one, even the children.

Looming Civil War in Myanmar Urges UN to Act Immediately

Myanmar is on the verge of an intensifying civil war due to the country's military rule. The military's displacement of Aung San Suu Kyi...
Vietnam's Resolution 105 will help revive the country's dwindling economy.

Vietnam’s Resolution 105 Subsidizes Pandemic-Stricken Businesses

Vietnam proclaimed a new law called Resolution 105 to subsidize pandemic-stricken businesses in the country. It will help speed up the proliferation of the...

After Tokyo 2020, Jakarta aims to secure ASEAN’s first Olympics

Even as its national team’s 28 athletes arrived in Tokyo for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Olympic Games last month, Indonesia’s Olympic Committee (KOI) had already...

Will Japan seize its “ASEAN moment”?

At a time when Japanese officials are hardening their stance against China in the matter of Taiwanese independence, the country has been working hard...

Amid surging Covid-19 cases, second gen vaccines raise hopes across the Asia-Pacific

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees sounded the alarm at the beginning of this month on the rapidly deteriorating circumstances of refugees and...

When will Vietnam’s victims of abuse be vindicated?

When news broke of two separate crimes in Southern Vietnam within days of one another - the rape and murder of a five-year old...

ASEAN leaders want end on Myanmar crisis, envoy to facilitate talks

Southeast Asian chiefs reached an agreement with Myanmar's junta leader on Saturday to immediately end the ongoing crisis in the country, though without "a...

ASEAN press freedom weakens as Malaysia slips furthest

Press freedom in Southeast Asia continues to languish as Malaysia steps back the farthest among world nations in this year's World Press Freedom Index. The...

UN slams Myanmar military over death of 70

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the killing of 70 people only this year since the country’s military regained control. Thomas Andrews, UN’s special rapporteur...

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South Korean company, ENPlus Co. Ltd. is inveswting in the Philippines to put up an electric vehicle manufacturing plant registered under PEZA.

Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant Soon to Rise in the Philippines

The advent of technology gives rise to the emergence of e-vehicles (EV). A South Korean firm invests ₱5 billion to rise an electric vehicle...
2021 World Travel Awards once again named the Philippines as Asia's Top Beach and Dive destination.

2021 World Travel Awards: Philippines, Asia’s Top Beach and Dive Destination

For the fifth time, the Philippines is once again named "Asia's Leading Beach Destination" in the 2021 World Travel Awards. The country also remained...
Malaysian forest reserves are in the verge of deforestation due to logging, mining, and oil palm plantation.

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Two Malaysian forest reserves in Johor, Malaysia, used to be jungles rich in wildlife diversity. Jemaluang and Tenggaroh are dense forests where elephants, sun...