Indonesia Seeks to Win US and Japanese Investment Fleeing China

Indonesia Seeks to Win US and Japanese Investment Fleeing China

Advertisement Indonesian policymakers and top-level officials charged with implementing the country’s policies on foreign direct investment have been in a frenetic state of activity in recent months. In spite of a national lockdown to contain the coronavirus spread, the government has been hurriedly preparing to host what they hope will be a surge in foreign companies setting up factories across the nation’s vast archipelago. The origin behind this policy-driven flurry…

The Shifting Politics of Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia

The Shifting Politics of Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia

Advertisement At the recent 36th ASEAN Summit, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Malaysia can no longer accept Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. While Malaysia is not a signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention or its subsequent 1967 Protocol, it upholds some of their stipulations – more so than some of the signatories. Currently, Malaysia hosts the largest number of Rohingya refugees in ASEAN and the fourth highest number worldwide. Supporting…

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network

Lawmakers Vote to Close Down Philippines’ Largest TV Network

Advertisement Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage. The House of Representatives’ Committee on Franchises voted 70-11 to reject a new 25-year license for ABS-CBN Corp. The National Telecommunications Commission had ordered the broadcaster to shut down in May after its old franchise expired.…

Sattahip City promoted as a model tourism city for “New Normal” travel in Thailand

Sattahip City promoted as a model tourism city for “New Normal” travel in Thailand

Bangkok, 10 July, 2020 – Sattahip City, a small fishing town some 30 km south of Pattaya and the headquarters of the Royal Thai Navy, is being promoted as a model tourism city for “New Normal” travel in Thailand, having been the nation’s pilot state quarantine centre as well as home to four pristine natural attractions and conservation projects. The Royal Thai Navy, as well as Sattahip as a destination,…

TAT launches ‘Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2020 – Non-Stop Shopping’

TAT launches ‘Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2020 – Non-Stop Shopping’

Bangkok, 9 July 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the ‘Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2020 – Non-Stop Shopping’ from 15 July to 15 September, 2020, to stimulate tourism spending and help entrepreneurs in tourism-related industries.  From left to right: Ms. Virahya Pattarachokchai (Gina The Face Thailand); Mr. Surachet Sangchayosawat, Strategy and Planning Director of Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited; Mr. Kriangkrai Chongcharoen, Director of…

Philippine Court Asked to Annul Anti-Terror Law Amid Concerns It Will Target Dissidents

Philippine Court Asked to Annul Anti-Terror Law Amid Concerns It Will Target Dissidents

Advertisement Days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a sweeping new anti-terrorism bill into law, a leading congressman along with several lawyers and legal groups lodged a court challenge to its constitutionality, targeting provisions that they said could allow for the suppression of dissent and violations of privacy. As of Tuesday, at least eight groups had filed Supreme Court petitions challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the law, according to…