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IPS Journalists Who Perished in the Line of Duty

This article is part of special IPS coverage of World Press Freedom Day.

New work permit rules make for an uncertain May Day for migrant workers

WORKING IN Thailand is becoming harder and more expensive for unskilled migrant workers from neighbouring countries after the government imposed tougher policies addressing illegal |immigration.

On the occasion of May Day, Thai and migrant workers talked about their lives, problems and needs.

Supasit Cheaukhampeng, 35

PM on how to track removal of Asean trade barriers


ASEAN Summit Recap: Assertive China flexes its muscles

Asean calls for self-restraint, dialogue amid tension in Korean peninsula

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Asean ministers said the “instability in the Korean Peninsula seriously impacts the region and beyond.”

The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) spoke out on Friday against North Korea’s reported nuclear tests and missile launches.

Asean Sectoral Working Group on Livestock to discuss animal diseases, livestock development

BANDAR SERI BENGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The Asean Sectoral Working Group on Livestock (ASWGL) Meeting was officially opened yesterday by Hajah Aidah binti Haji Mohd Hanifah, the Director of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

Drug suspects found in secret police cell in Manila

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A human rights group and members of the media were shocked when they discovered a clandestine cell behind a shelf which held drug suspects inside a Manila police station. 

Live streaming may be too big a risk

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Murders broadcast live on Facebook, one after another, suggest that, for the disturbed, an immediate audience is too great a lure.

Duterte to New York Times: ‘You better stop your publishing’

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte did not mince words in his response to the latest New York Times editorial piece which said that he is a man that “must be stopped.” 

President Rodrigo Duterte hit back at the New York Times in an expletive-laced response to its editorial that suggested that he must be stopped because of his brutal war on drugs.