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SE Asia’s economic boom reaches Thailand

AN economic boom that’s reverberated across Southeast Asia has finally crossed over to Thailand. The economy, which has lagged its neighbors this decade, is projected...

Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodia’s Supreme Court ordered the country’s main opposition party to be dissolved last Thursday, dealing one of the most crushing blows yet...

US would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US is deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s...

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city’s snake scourge

When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo’s fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead,...

Singapore suspends part of rail line after ‘awful day’ of crash

Singapore suspended part of a rail line to conduct checks, after a train collision on Wednesday left more than two dozen people injured and...

Indonesia policy dilemma looms as credit growth lags

Indonesia’s hopes of hitting double-digit credit growth this year have all but faded, presenting a dilemma for policy-makers trying to stimulate Southeast Asia’s biggest...

Trudeau urges just solution to Rohingya crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought up his country’s concerns about human rights and extrajudicial killings in the Philippines when he met with President...

Asean syncs connectivity plan with Xi’s Belt and Road

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China have agreed to join forces in accelerating the implementation of their respective connectivity plans while, at...

Trump’s handshake challenge: He grimaces, grins, grips

HE grimaced. He grinned. He gripped. President Donald J. Trump is known for his long, at times aggressive, handshakes with world leaders. But at an...

More work needed for Asean economic integration as challenges emerge

The emergence of China as a rising superpower and the increasing link between economics and security have undermined the foundations on which the Association...

Trump thanks Duterte for his hospitality, ducks human-rights issue

UNITED States President Donald J. Trump repeatedly thanked President Duterte for hosting world leaders at the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit...

Premier Li’s visit buoys up spirit of local businessmen

China Prime Minister Li Keqiang is in the Philippines attending the 31st Asean Summit and East Asian meeting, primarily to push Chinese diplomacy among...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi now benefits from Southeast Asia’s silence on Rohingya

When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance...

Asean got 20% less FDI in 2016–report

Inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) to Association of  Southeast Asian Nations dropped by 20 percent in 2016 to $96.7 billion, according to the...

International experts: Asean and China discussions not working

International security experts sounded the alarm over what they said was the lackluster future of an all-important code of conduct on the West Philippine...

Asean, Hong Kong ink free-trade deal

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations  and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region signed a free-trade agreement and an investment agreement last...

N. Korea, Marawi siege, sea feud top Asean summit worries

Southeast Asia started banding its unwieldy cluster of fledgling democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes into an European Union-like collective half a century ago, but...

Asean businessmen to talk infra

World leaders and the industry captains in member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will discuss key economic issues, such as the Duterte...

AFP’s best forces to help secure Asean meetings

The military has sent its specialized land, air and sea forces to support the massive government contingent tasked to secure delegates to the 31st...

Government agencies mobilized for Asean Summit 2017

A 60,000-strong multiagency forces and resources mobilized last Sunday at the Quirino Grandstand for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit 2017 and...