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Posted 09-30-2023 10:00 PM

In the first of a two-parter on Johor’s manpower challenges, CNA looks at how a weaker Malaysian currency has worsened its worker shortages, such as lacking 2,800 healthcare workers in public hospitals.

Posted 09-30-2023 10:00 PM

There could be changes in agriculture and other outdoor work, government policies, urban cooling demands and the way people live. The programme Insight looks at what has been happening in parts of East Asia as the weather wreaks havoc.

Posted 09-30-2023 09:37 PM

Wearing only goggle masks, these women dive into the sea to collect sea urchins, fat abalone, turban shells, sea squirt and other delicious marine morsels.

Posted 09-29-2023 11:48 PM

Hawaii-based barber Cam Do has only been at it for three years, but his dramatic makeovers have already taken the internet by storm.

Posted 09-29-2023 10:00 PM

Businesses and residents on one of Thailand’s most popular tourism islands face a daily reality of lacking water supplies, driving a private water business boom and raising deeper questions about sustainable development.

Posted 09-29-2023 10:35 AM

There is increasing interest from the private sector on investing in sustainable developments, green initiatives and climate-friendly adaptations, he said.

Posted 09-29-2023 10:17 AM

Industry executives estimate close to roughly 300 legal slot machine establishments nationwide with each premise operating at least 15 machines, which are controlled by privately held companies.   

Posted 09-29-2023 04:54 AM

Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim needs a major Cabinet overhaul to show he is serious about tackling the stagnant economy and cost-of-living issues, but his options may be limited, says James Chin, Asian Studies professor at the University of Tasmania.

Posted 09-28-2023 10:09 PM

After debuting at the United Nations General Assembly, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin must get to work on foreign policy issues, not least Myanmar, says Bangkok-based journalist Jitsiree Thongnoi.

Posted 09-28-2023 08:59 AM

With many separated family members getting older, most will never have the chance to meet their loved ones on the other side of the border again.

Posted 09-28-2023 08:00 AM

Boey Chee Ming's book, When I Was a Kid 3, sparked protests in Jakarta over what was seen as an insulting depiction of an Indonesian maid.

Posted 09-28-2023 07:24 AM

A child rights advocate has also urged the Malaysian authorities to strengthen investigation procedures, increase support for survivors and ensure timely prosecution.

Posted 09-28-2023 12:31 AM

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest rainforest area, but it is also one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters due to forest fires, peatland degradation and deforestation.

Posted 09-28-2023 12:31 AM

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest rainforest area, but it is also one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters due to forest fires, peatland degradation and deforestation.

Posted 09-27-2023 10:10 PM

A brazen killing of a police inspector in front of dozens of other policemen raises questions about who Thai police really serve and protect, says long-time Thailand watcher Craig Keating.

Posted 09-27-2023 11:05 AM

Indonesia is the first Southeast Asian country to implement regulations prohibiting social media companies from simultaneously operating as e-commerce platforms, said analyst Dedi Dinarto.

Posted 09-27-2023 08:14 AM

As of Tuesday (Sep 26), two Singaporeans were still warded in hospital with broken bones. 

Posted 09-27-2023 03:21 AM

The company's shares rose nearly 4 per cent in early trading on Wednesday (Sep 27) after their sharp recent declines.

Posted 09-27-2023 12:00 AM

Malaysia's rare earth industry is expected to contribute RM9.5 billion (US$2.03 billion) to the country’s gross domestic product in 2025, said Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.    

Posted 09-27-2023 12:00 AM

Malaysia's rare earth industry is expected to contribute RM9.5 billion (US$2.03 billion) to the country’s gross domestic product in 2025, said Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.    

Posted 09-27-2023 12:00 AM

Malaysia's rare earths industry is expected to contribute RM9.5 billion (US$2.03 billion) to the country’s gross domestic product in 2025, said Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.    

Posted 09-26-2023 10:10 PM

The participation of all ASEAN members is significant, given that the Southeast Asia regional bloc is not a military alliance, says a Lowy Institute researcher.

Posted 09-26-2023 10:58 AM

The city of 12 million is using the Asian Games as a window to showcase China’s cutting-edge technologies, including big data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

Posted 09-26-2023 10:54 AM

China had announced last year that it would be banning imports of all Taiwanese citrus fruits including pomelos, two kinds of fish, and other packaged food like instant noodles, citing quality concerns.

Posted 09-25-2023 10:08 PM

Indonesia hopes to hold greater sway over its strategic environment, but it lacks a strategy for leveraging soft power, say policy researchers.

Posted 09-25-2023 10:28 AM

The elderly woman suffered head injuries after the van crashed into a ravine in Penang.

Posted 09-24-2023 10:05 PM

The government elected next year will have a long to-do list, not least of which is to continue pursuing meaningful development as Indonesia aspires to reach high income status by 2045, says economist Maria Monica Wihardja.

Posted 09-24-2023 10:05 PM

If Parti Islam Se-Malaysia intends to bank on former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s political capital, it would find that there will be limited upside, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s Norshahril Saat.

Posted 09-23-2023 11:47 PM

In an era of Instagram tourism, some young people are searching for less curated travel experiences. So they’re flocking to the open spaces of this East Asian nation.

Posted 09-23-2023 11:00 PM

Social media personality Vivy Yusof’s ascent in the fashion industry has been propelled by the popularity of her modest lifestyle brands, Duck and Lilit. Her next goal? Global expansion.

Posted 09-23-2023 10:01 PM

Malaysia may want to distinguish itself as a cut above the rest, but has it misread the market? The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research’s Dr Shankaran Nambiar weighs in.

Posted 09-23-2023 10:00 PM

The Royal Malaysia Police says it could do with more manpower and expertise to better investigate these crimes.

Posted 09-22-2023 11:16 PM

Most people don’t know that in our region, there’s top-quality wild-caught seafood thanks to fishermen of the indigenous peoples. CNA Lifestyle went on a journey with a Singaporean and two Malaysian chefs to find out more.

Posted 09-22-2023 03:23 AM

Hong Kong police recently arrested 11 people over allegations of fraud after investors reported losses of about HK$1.3 billion.

Posted 09-22-2023 01:50 AM

From Oct 14 to 18, the public can enjoy the creative tipples of talented bartenders from around the world in Singapore’s top bars.

Posted 09-21-2023 11:12 PM

We meet this avid Royal Caribbean fan, who reveals his favourite cabins, dining spots, and optimal times to enjoy crowded attractions onboard.

Posted 09-21-2023 10:12 PM

While Canada says the murder of a Sikh leader on its soil is a violation of its sovereignty, India insists Justin Trudeau’s government has ignored terrorist activity from supporters of the Khalistan movement, says a University of Victoria professor.

Posted 09-21-2023 09:10 AM

India and Canada have been locked in a diplomatic row sparked by Ottawa's accusation that New Delhi was involved in the killing of a Sikh separatist near Vancouver.

Posted 09-21-2023 12:11 AM

K-pop contract renewals can be complex, with shares of Blackpink's agency YG Entertainment tumbling last week, after South Korean media reports claimed member Lisa had rejected a renewal offer.

Posted 09-20-2023 10:19 PM

Rather than simply denying involvement, India should cooperate as publicly as it can in the investigation of the murder of a Sikh leader in Canada, says Mihir Sharma for Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted 09-20-2023 10:15 PM

The ambiguous nature of proposed revisions to China’s public security law could be open to arbitrary interpretation and selective implementation, say Tiong Wei Jie and Li Mingjiang of S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Posted 09-20-2023 06:50 AM

Who was Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Sikh leader whose death Canada alleges India is involved in? How has his murder impacted the relations between the two countries?

Posted 09-19-2023 11:29 PM

Who knows? You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of your favourite K-celeb as you chow down on your meal.

Posted 09-19-2023 04:03 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government had "credible allegations" linking Indian agents to the slaying of the exiled Sikh leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Posted 09-18-2023 10:09 PM

Rice prices have risen since India restricted exports, leading some importing countries to cap domestic prices of rice. It’s an explosive cocktail, says Javier Blas for Bloomberg Opinion.

Posted 09-18-2023 10:08 PM

China’s new map features, among some intrigues, a 10-dash line claim to the South China Sea. We should not be overly obsessed with one additional dash, says S Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Collin Koh.

Posted 09-18-2023 10:00 PM

India’s rice export ban presents an opportunity for Southeast Asian rice powerhouses Thailand and Vietnam to reap big profits amid the global rice shortage.

Posted 09-16-2023 10:00 PM

With the country’s marriage rate at an all-time low, the programme Insight explores the factors in play, from the changing attitudes of young Chinese to the cost of housing, and how authorities and parents are trying to reverse the trend.

Posted 09-15-2023 11:23 PM

Rahm Emanuel, who has served three Democrat presidents, recently fuelled speculation about the whereabouts of China's defence chief Li Shangfu.

Posted 09-15-2023 10:00 PM

Chinese homeowners, burdened with shrinking wealth as housing prices fall, are cutting back on spending, says this consumer psychology expert.

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