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Why won’t Asean condemn Myanmar junta’s plan to hang four people? In case they need to use the same option

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-06-10 08:15
Five Asean states retain capital punishment, so speaking out against the junta’s plan to hang pro-democracy activists might jeopardise their own right to impose the death penalty.
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Covid-19: Japan reopens to tourists - but with strict rules

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-06-10 07:16
The once-popular Asian destination has some of the world's toughest Covid-19 restrictions.
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Bangladesh students rescuing snakes and keeping people safe

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-06-10 07:02
Bangladesh's Deep Ecology and Snake Rescue Foundation has rescued more than 1,500 wild snakes since 2018.
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Pakistani police investigating death of televangelist-turned-politician

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-06-10 05:19
June 10, 2022 5:19 AM

Aamir Liaquat Hussain was found unconscious at his home in Karachi and taken to hospital, where he died.

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Japan will coordinate with Asean to tackle after-effects of Ukraine war: PM Fumio Kishida

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-06-10 05:00
June 10, 2022 5:00 AM

SINGAPORE - Japan will coordinate efforts with Asean to tackle the after-effects of the Ukraine war and will convene a special summit of the grouping's leaders next year to mark 50 years of ties, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said yesterday.

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China’s top Taiwan affairs official Liu Jieyi may be next foreign minister

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-06-10 05:00
June 10, 2022 5:00 AM

Mr Liu, who is also former ambassador to UN, emerges as top contender to succeed Mr Wang Yi.

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Saxon Mullins: The woman changing Australia's sexual consent laws

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-06-10 01:04
Saxon Mullins sparked a national debate after saying she felt let down after making a rape allegation.
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Beijing gives initial nod to revive Ant IPO after crackdown cools, sources say

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-06-10 00:19
June 10, 2022 12:19 AM

It is the clearest sign yet Beijing is easing its crackdown on the tech sector.

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Two Covid-19 Omicron sub-variants detected in Malaysia: Health Minister

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-06-10 00:01
June 10, 2022 12:01 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two sub-variants of the Omicron variant have been detected in Malaysia, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Thursday (June 9).

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Stinking piles of rubbish are damaging tourism and locals are ‘forced to live like pigs’ in Nepal’s capital city

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 20:58
Proper disposal of waste has been a chronic problem for weeks after hundreds of furious residents near a landfill site forced about 200 trucks laden with Kathmandu’s rubbish to turn back.
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Ms Marvel: Critics praise Disney's 'joyful' first Muslim superhero story

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-09 20:45
Disney+ series Ms Marvel, which stars Iman Vellani, is said to have made "pop culture history".
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Asian Insider: Global inflation crisis | Remarks on Islam spark trouble for India

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 20:08
June 09, 2022 8:08 PM

Asian Insider brings you insights into a fast-changing region from our network of correspondents and commentators.

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As polls and his final appeal loom, Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak amps up claims of conspiracy

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 20:03
June 09, 2022 8:03 PM

Latest salvo was claim by his lawyers that judge who found Najib guilty was “in conflict of interest”. 

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Robert Kuok still tops Malaysia’s rich list with US$11 billion as wealth of country’s tycoons tumbles 10 per cent

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 19:40
Second richest is Hong Leong Company chairman Quek Leng Chan, while in third place is Aluminium mogul Koon Poh Keong and his siblings who own Press Metal. The country’s wealthiest have seen an overall drop in their fortunes in the past year due to coronavirus.
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Aamir Liaquat Hussain: Pakistan's shock televangelist dies at 50

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-09 19:12
Aamir Liaquat Hussain was an outspoken, divisive anchor whose shows featured flashy prizes and abuse.
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China and Singapore to resume military exercises, cooperate on military education

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 18:38
Analysts say the developments are a ‘natural progression’ of warming defence ties between China and the city state, which also has strong strategic ties with the US.
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Philippines billionaire Razon plans massive solar panel facility

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 17:56
Project will supply 850 megawatts – as much as some nuclear power plants – to Manila Electric, which distributes electricity in the capital and nearby.
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India, Vietnam deepen defence ties as Delhi seeks to boost maritime presence in Indo-Pacific

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 17:49
June 09, 2022 5:49 PM

India has given Vietnam US$600 in defence lines of credit, and may sell the South-east Asian nation its BrahMos missiles.

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Malaysia to set up chicken 'stockpiles' to overcome shortages

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 17:29
June 09, 2022 5:29 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia said on Thursday (June 9) it will seek to stock up on chicken as part of measures to secure domestic supplies and control rising food prices, amid a ban on exports of the poultry.

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