Philippines’ largest media firm lays off thousands following shutdown

The Philippines’ largest media network was forced to lay off thousands of employees after it was shut down by the government by not being...

Philippines shuts media giant as lawmakers reject franchise bid

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Myanmar frees 25,000 prisoners

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Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as 8th PM

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New US-Philippines defense pact ‘in the works’

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Malaysia’s royals to discuss next PM

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Election-friendly Budget 2020 features goodies galore

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Malaysia PM resigns amid political wrangling

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Vietnam stigmatises LGBT children: HRW

Myths about sexual orientation and gender identity in Vietnam are fuelling violence and discrimination, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report...

US: Philippines’ withdrawal from VFA ‘wrong’

The decision of the Philippines to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States was a move in the wrong direction, a...

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