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  • Prayut top choice for premiership, Pheu Thai still most popular: Nida Poll

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha still tops the list of ideal candidates as the next prime ministet, while Pheu Thai Party remains the most favourite choice, according to a new poll by Nida Poll of National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). These are findings from Nida Poll’s fourth opinion survey on...
  • All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China. While the $11 billion rail...
Victims of gold mining operations to form political party
Duterte blasts JCC as “a bunch of criminals”
China hits back by levying tariffs on US$60b of US goods
Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness
City Hall holds event to mark International Car Free Day

Profiles

Mahathir’s recipe for happy married life: Tolerance

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad, the oldest elected leader in the world, has spilled the beans on his secret...
At first of course, when we were young, we have differences, tensions and all that. But as you grow older you realise that you cannot change your partner very much and she cannot change me...
Mahathir Mohammad
Malaysia’s Prime Minister

Asean

Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most...

Politics

Duterte blasts JCC as “a bunch of criminals”

Philippine President Redrigo Duterte has stepped up his attacks against the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling the tribunal “a bunch...

General

Victims of gold mining operations to form political party

Villagers who have been affected by gold mining operations in Wang Sapung district of the northeastern province of Loei have...

Business

City Hall holds event to mark International Car Free Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration marked the International Car Free Day this morning  with an event in front of Central World...

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Democratic Transition in Myanmar ‘at standstill’: UN Rights Panel

GENEVA (Reuters)  — Myanmar’s democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate speech,...
Not only is this report detrimental to social cohesion in Rakhine State, it also undermines the government’s efforts to bring peace, national reconciliation and development to the entire nation
Marzuki Darusman

Political Pulse

All eyes on Prayut, and just a bit on Democrats and Pheu Thai

The new laws on elections and structures of the House of Representatives and the Senate have set the ball rolling...
Defectors have been swelling the ranks of pro-military political parties, fueling speculation that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-on-cha is bent on returning to power after the election. But he has yet to make up his...

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