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BANGKOK, Aug 20 — Thailand will extend until April next year a measure that waives fees for visas on arrival issued to tourists from 18 countries, as it looks to stimulate growth in tourism to spur ...
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BANGKOK, Aug 20 ― A strong Thai baht and a slowdown in arrivals from China are battering the kingdom's moneymaking tourism machine even as the country hopes to welcome a record 40 million visitors b...
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BANGKOK, Aug 19 — Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centres in each of the 10 South-east Asian countries to curb the flow of “fake news” and fake accounts, the country’s telecom...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Bursa Malaysia continued its decline last week, marking the sixth week of losses last seen in May to June 2015, in line with performances of regional peers, said MIDF Amanah I...
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Thai authorities issued arrest warrants today for four more suspects believed to be responsible for a series of bomb attacks as the capital hosted a key diplomatic meeting this month.
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UALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — After tremendous backlash from all quarters, tycoon Koon Yew Yin has issued a public apology to the Malaysian Armed Forces over his statement that the military personnel did no...
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AUGUST 14 — If there’s one thing I would attribute to our current and former prime minister, it’s my hatred of cars.
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Hungry Hub, a fixed-price buffet app in Thailand, has banked US$450,000 from Expara Thailand and 500 Startups.
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KUCHING: Asean countries must resolve the issue of transboundary haze and smog pollution, which pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of people in the region, by having a treaty, says social activist Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon.He said Asean countries needed to take the recurring problem more seriously this time as they had met a few times over the years, though it appeared that the action taken was ineffective.
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MELAKA: A lanky Caucasian man with tattoos on both arms strummed his guitar while seated at the heart of Melaka’s famous Jonker Street.
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Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon KUCHING:  Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said...
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KUCHING (Aug 10): Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said prominent social...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.
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KUCHING: Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said prominent social activist ...
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Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said prominent social activist Ang Lai S...
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KUCHING, Aug 10 — Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said prominent socia...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.
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BANGKOK (Aug 9): Low-cost airline AirAsia has vowed to continue its fight against the additional passenger service charge (PSC) levied by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) for passengers travel...
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BANGKOK (Aug 9): Thai AirAsia X is set to fly to Europe by the end of this year or early next year, said AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.
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HONG KONG, Aug 9 — Asian markets largely reversed early gains today from a bargain-hunting push as investors remained cautious over the intensifying US-China trade war.
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A series of bombings in the Thai capital Bangkok last week may be linked to politics, police said on Thursday as authorities hunted for more than a dozen suspects in connection with the attacks.Six sm...
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Southern groups are believed responsible for the series of bombings in Bangkok last Friday, Thai authorities said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Tourists from Hong Kong were stranded in Kuala Lumpur after several return flights were either delayed or even cancelled following a mass strike that paralysed the east Asian f...
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BANGKOK: Two suspects who were arrested for planting explosive devices near the Royal Thai Police headquarters here on Thursday evening had travelled to Malaysia several times, according to Thai polic...
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The two suspects who were arrested for allegedly planting explosive devices at the sidewalk near the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Rama I Road in Bangkok on Thursday evening had travelled to Malay...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbours warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust...
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KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbours warned that incidents in the disputed waters had "e...
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(Aug 5): Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.” T...
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LETTER | Asean Foreign Ministers in Bangkok yesterday called for a stop of illegal trans-boundary movement of hazardous chemicals and waste, expressing concern over the protection of human health and ...
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BANGKOK: Asean countries have expressed their concern on the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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BANGKOK: Asean countries have expressed their concern over the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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BANGKOK, Aug 3 — Asean countries have expressed their concern on the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abd...
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BANGKOK: The 10-member Asean bloc has reiterated its readiness to work with the international community to enhance cooperation to stop illegal traffic of trans-boundary movement of hazardous chemicals...
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BANGKOK (Aug 3): The 10-member Asean bloc has reiterated its readiness to work with the international community to enhance cooperation to stop illegal traffic of trans-boundary movement of hazardous c...
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South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan, including scrapping an intelligence-sharing pact, but wants a cooling-off period with Tokyo, a senior South Korean official said ...
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BANGKOK, Aug 3 — South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan, including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact, but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo, a senior South Ko...
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BANGKOK: Asean has reiterated its readiness to work with the international community to stop illegal trans-boundary movement of hazardous chemicals and wastes which is turning the region into a global...
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The 10-member Asean bloc reiterated its readiness to work with the international community to enhance cooperation to stop illegal traffic of hazardous chemicals and wastes, in line with agreed interna...
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KUCHING: A mini hydro electric dam project by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas)’ Centre for Renewable Energy has won Renewable Energy – Off Grid Power award at the National Energy Award (NEA) 2...
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BANGKOK (Aug 2): Several small explosions were reported in at least three locations in this Thailand capital city, and two street cleaners were injured in the incidents.
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Thai police are removing suspected bombs from different locations following multiple bomb blasts around Bangkok on Friday.
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SEOUL, Aug 2 — South Korea fired back at Japan over a deepening trade dispute today, pledging it would not be “defeated again” by its neighbour, laying bare decades-old animosity at the root of ...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticised China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries.
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Several small explosions were heard in Bangkok in at least three locations on Friday and police said that two street cleaners had been hurt by what appeared to be a homemade bomb.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia is willing to work with Japan which has indicated an interest in providing education aid for Rohingya refugee children, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.
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Malaysia is willing to work with Japan which has indicated an interest in providing education aid for Rohingya refugee children.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Goodyear Malaysia today announced the appointment of Alex Ng as its managing director.
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WILL former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak be required to apologise for a Facebook post he made last week relating to the criminal charges he is facing involving the funds of SRC International ...
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BANGKOK: Asean foreign ministers reiterated their continued support for Myanmar’s commitment to ensure safety and security for all communities in Rakhine State as effectively as possible as well as ...
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BANGKOK: Asean foreign ministers have expressed concern over land reclamation activities and serious incidents in the disputed South China Sea.
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Asean foreign ministers have expressed concern over land reclamation activities and serious incidents in the disputed South China Sea.
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He was fed up with the experiences of waiting in serpentine queues at local banks in his home country Thailand.
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BANGKOK (July 31): China's top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese manoeuvring in the energy-rich waters has rattled reg...
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Trust deficit remains among the Rohingyas and that has caused thousands of them to refuse to return home, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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BANGKOK, July 31 — Relations between Malaysia and Russia remain strong despite the catastrophic downing of Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH17 five years ago, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah ...
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Relations between Malaysia and Russia remain strong despite the catastrophic downing of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH17 five years ago, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said today.
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BANGKOK: Asean must strengthen cooperation with its dialogue partners as well as countries outside the region to achieve sustainability in all dimensions, Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-ch...
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SINGAPORE (July 30): Despite a tiny population of just over 5.6 million, Singapore last year accounted for 1% of all international arrivals to the top 200 tourism cities in the world – contributing ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): PRG Holdings Bhd, through its 54.19%-owned subsidiary Furniweb Holdings Ltd, has opened a Philipp Plein outlet in Bangkok, Thailand, marking its first venture into Thailand’s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): PRG Holdings Bhd, through its 54.19%-owned subsidiary Furniweb Holdings Ltd, has opened a Philipp Plein outlet in Bangkok, Thailand, marking its first venture into Thailand’s...
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BANGKOK (July 30): Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AM...
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BANGKOK: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AMM/...
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Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (photo, above) is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AMM/PMC) fro...
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Traffic backed up on a road in Bhutan's capital Thimphu.
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SIX months ago, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia politics and governance research group head Dr Mazlan Ali observed that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was on track to become Malaysia’s eight P...
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PETALING JAYA: TA Global Bhd’s subsidiary is buying the hotel and business of Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, for RM299.92mil cash.
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BANGKOK, Thailand: Peugeot has appointed Belfort Automobiles (Thailand), a subsidiary of the Master Group Corporation (Asia) Co., Ltd., as the new exclusive importer and distributor of Peugeot brand c...
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Facebook Inc said on July 25 it had erased over 1,800 accounts and pages from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras, its latest move to counter deceptive political propaganda and other abuses of its service.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): TA Global Bhd's subsidiary Siam Resorts Company Ltd has inked a deal to acquire the hotel and business of Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, for 2.25 billion baht (...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): TA Global Bhd's subsidiary Siam Resorts Company Ltd has inked a deal to acquire the hotel and business of Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, for 2.25 billion baht (...
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KUALA LUMPUR: TA Global Bhd's subsidiary is buying the hotel and business of Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 for total cash consideration of RM299.92mil.
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MALAYSIA Airlines’ Travelicious Deals are back, offering up to 35% off on airfares to all its network from July 23-30, 2019. The airline’s latest promotion which comes with a wide range of opt-ins are valid for immediate travel until March 31, 2020.
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Bangkok-based aCommerce, which helps brands such as Samsung, L’Oreal, and Unilever sell their products online across Southeast Asia, has raised more than US$10 million from existing investors includ...
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Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital has raised a second fund at US$22 million, set to back enterprise tech startups around Southeast Asia.
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BANGKOK: The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.
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BANGKOK, July 22 — The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malay...
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PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) will chair the 50th Conference of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (Seameo) from July 22 to July 25 at Sunway Resort Hotel S...
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BANGKOK: Thailand’s new government said it plans to pursue a number of economic policies championed by the previous military administration as officials strive to revive growth.
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PUTRAJAYA, July 21 — Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik will chair the 50th Conference of the South-east Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) from July 22 to July 25 at Sunway Resort ...
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This week, the name of fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho was mentioned directly for the first time in Najib Abdul Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial, to link his relationship with the former...
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BANGKOK: The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has reiterated its concern about the baht’s persistent strength, but said cutting the key interest rate may have only a limited impact in dealing with the currency’s ascent and instead flagged a preference for using a range of tools.
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BANGKOK (Bloomberg): The Bank of Thailand reiterated its concern about the baht’s persistent strength on Wednesday, but said cutting the key interest rate may have only a limited impact in dealing with currency’s ascent and instead flagged a preference for using a range of tools.
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With a population of 32 million, Malaysia has a disproportionately high carbon dioxide emission per capita – at 7.27 tonnes, double that of Thailand’s 3.64 tonnes and higher than even China’s ...
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KULALA LUMPUR - Credit cards belonging to Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 (S$1.09 million) in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has heard.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Credit cards belonging to Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 (S$1.09 million) in one day at a luxury jeweller in Italy, a court has hear...
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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad and Kamsiah Kamaruddin have received their letters of appointment as the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to Asean in Jakarta respectively.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two credit cards belonging to Datuk Seri Najib Razak were used to spend RM3.3mil in one day at De Grisogono, a Swiss luxury jeweller, in Italy in 2014, the High Court heard.
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Singapore: Thai Beverage PCL’s crown as top performer in Singapore this year is under siege after rival Anheuser-Busch InBev NV shelved the initial public offering (IPO) of its Asian unit to raise up to US$9.8bil.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two credit cards belonging to former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak were used for a RM3.3 million (US$803,000) shopping spree at a jewellery store, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court in Najib Razak’s corruption and criminal breach of trust trial heard today that about RM3.9 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s money was used in 2014 and 2015 to s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s two credit cards of platinum status were previously used to pay for over RM593,000 at luxury fashion brand Chanel’s Honolulu outlet and for the S...
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SINGAPORE: Thai Beverage PCL’s crown as top performer in Singapore this year is under siege after rival Anheuser-Busch InBev NV shelved the initial public offering of its Asian unit to raise up to $9.8 billion.
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THE 34th Asean Summit (June 20-23) in Bangkok emphasised the importance of advancing partnerships for sustainability to achieve a people-centred, people-oriented and forward-looking Asean community th...
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Distinguished veteran activist Anwar Fazal has been given the honour of delivering the 150th Mahatma Gandhi Anniversary Lecture at the Indian Studies Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok on Jul 1...
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Singapore welcomed its newest Apple Store over the weekend at the iconic Jewel in Changi Airport, it is also the island’s second Apple Store and the third one in Southeast Asia.
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Abdul Karim (centre) presents a memento to one of the sponsors of RWMF.
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BETONG, Thailand: Laila is mesmerised by the view outside the glass window.
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BANGKOK (July 12): Seven Malaysian franchise companies are participating in Thailand’s largest franchise, licensing and business opportunities show in ASEAN to promote home homegrown brands.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia put forward its stand of retaining Asean Centrality as the key principle in the 10-member regional grouping’s establishment of cooperation with its dialogue partners at the 13th As...