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Hong Kong govt dismisses Moody's rating cut

Cambodia lifts freeze on maids to Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Cambodia has lifted a six-year freeze on its citizens working in Malaysia as maids, with the first group of workers expected to arrive here after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Asean COST-72 to promote social, economic development

Harley-Davidson to build assembly plant in Thailand

Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle brand hailed by US President Donald Trump for keeping jobs in America, is building a plant in Thailand, the company confirmed Thursday, as it seeks new buyers in Asia and lower tariffs.

Myanmar extradites former Thai police doctor facing death sentence

Myanmar police on Thursday handed over to their Thai counterparts a fugitive former police doctor who has been sentenced to death for a murder conspiracy involving one of his Myanmar employees.

India pushing trilateral project to connect NE with SE Asia


Having rejected China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative on the ground that it would  compromise its sovereignty, India is now working on its own three-nation ‘Trilateral Highway’ project that will connect the country to Thailand and Myanmar.

As Asean turns 50, region’s leaders must prepare young generation for the future

The bloc’s members are in a hurry to embrace a digital strategy, but any joint initiatives may falter following AEC disappointments, Pana Janviroj writes
If Asean is shaped by foresighted leaders, the selection of Tan Hooi Ling as co-chairwoman of the World Economic Forum on Asean 2017 is a telling example of the group’s future.
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ASEAN-Korea digital partnership

Since the term “Industry 4.0” made its debut in 2011, it has quickly gained attention across the globe. 

Conducting ‘quiet diplomacy’

NEW YORK (The Japan News/ANN) - Focusing on common ground for nuclear weapons ban treaty.

Izumi Nakamitsu took office as U.N. undersecretary general and high representative for disarmament affairs — the highest U.N. post dealing with disarmament affairs — on May 1. She is currently the highest-ranking Japanese official at the United Nations. In a recent interview with

Senators air concern over the Philippines' rejection of EU grants

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Several Philippine senators voiced concern over the decision of the Duterte administration to reject aid from the European Union.