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Posted 03-27-2023 09:32 AM

Small and medium-size enterprises account for some 35 per cent of the Thai economy, hiring 70 per cent of the country’s workforce.

Posted 03-27-2023 01:53 AM

Currently, less than half of about 80 million litres of milk consumed each year are produced locally, while the rest is imported.

Posted 03-25-2023 11:08 PM

The colonial port city George Town on the Malaysian island of Penang has magic all of its own – it dazzles visitors with its winding alleys, pastel-painted storefronts, sumptuously restored hotels and mouthwatering food.

Posted 03-25-2023 10:00 PM

Douyin has become a way to complain about corporations for unsatisfied consumers, even users who are older or not tech-savvy, says this lecturer.

Posted 03-24-2023 10:00 PM

The Malaysian state of Sabah is determined to ramp up elephant conservation efforts. CNA looks at the challenges of protecting these mammals both in captivity and in the wild.

Posted 03-24-2023 09:37 AM

The Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System link is expected to serve about 10,000 passengers per hour each way. 

Posted 03-24-2023 05:41 AM

The Singaporean CEO was questioned by US lawmakers about TikTok's alleged links to China, as well as access to home Wi-Fi networks.

Posted 03-24-2023 05:24 AM

One area Mr Chew succeeded in was explaining some of the nuances around the platform’s algorithm and what makes it successful, says another analyst.

Posted 03-23-2023 11:18 PM

Bright was in Singapore to celebrate the first outdoor YSL Beauty Libre pop-up. CNA Lifestyle sat down with him to uncover little known facts about the 25-year-old rising Thai star.

Posted 03-23-2023 03:55 PM

TikTok CEO Chew Shou Zi faced relentless questioning by US lawmakers for more than five hours, over the app's alleged ties to China and its harmful content to teens.  

Posted 03-23-2023 08:31 AM

Despite the economic returns, Philippine lawmakers are wary of what they say are the social costs of these online casinos, which have been linked to multiple crimes, including human trafficking. 

Posted 03-23-2023 07:56 AM

Two in five executives in Hong Kong expect to increase their headcount this year, according to KPMG’s survey of 1,300 professionals in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Posted 03-23-2023 07:25 AM

TikTok's Singaporean CEO Chew Shou Zi is set to appear for the first time before the US Congress on Thursday to address the concerns of lawmakers.

Posted 03-23-2023 03:24 AM

TikTok CEO Chew Shou Zi is set to deny allegations by US lawmakers that the hugely popular video-sharing app had ever, or ever would, share data with the Chinese government.

Posted 03-22-2023 10:20 AM

The men - known collectively as “Thai Hot Guy” - are popular on social media. They are waiters from Staneemeehoi restaurant in Bangkok and have gone viral for dancing while dressed in women's clothes.

Posted 03-22-2023 12:28 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping can position himself as a peacemaker after state visit to Russia. It fits into Xi’s ambitions for his legacy, says political observer Bo Zhiyue.

Posted 03-21-2023 10:08 PM

The peak annual durian season in Malaysia typically happens from May to August.

Posted 03-21-2023 03:23 AM

Twelve-year-old Puteri Rafasya is still traumatised by the incident.

Posted 03-21-2023 02:18 AM

The accident in Pagoh involved four vehicles including an express bus. 

Posted 03-20-2023 10:07 PM

With former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and others caught in the widening anti-corruption net, Anwar Ibrahim might have the momentum to push through political funding law reform, says CNA’s Leslie Lopez.

Posted 03-20-2023 07:20 AM

The cylinder containing radioactive substances has yet to be found.

Posted 03-20-2023 06:11 AM

The newly elected UMNO vice-presidents are, however, not expected to sway public perception of the party ahead of the upcoming state elections, says an analyst.

Posted 03-20-2023 03:55 AM

One store owner is fighting to survive, offering a wide variety of items and embracing technology to retain his customers. 

Posted 03-18-2023 10:00 PM

CNA’s Nivell Rayda looks into the world of illegal motorcycle racing on the streets of Jakarta, and how the authorities are trying to stamp out the problem.

Posted 03-18-2023 09:00 AM

The president and her husband will also have a new orchid hybrid named in their honour.

Posted 03-17-2023 10:15 PM

Made up of local volunteers, the hinoyojin fire patrol fosters a sense of community spirit by reminding residents about fire risks and keeping an eye on the neighbourhood.

Posted 03-17-2023 02:26 PM

The possibility of Chinese aid will be the subtext of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, says Robert Kelly.

Posted 03-17-2023 08:29 AM

The provincial governor has proposed a ban on motorbike rentals for tourists. He also wants to revoke the visa-on-arrival scheme for Russians and Ukrainians.

Posted 03-17-2023 07:31 AM

While the road to better relations between the two countries may be uphill, the need for them to work together given the changing geopolitical landscape is clear, observers said.

Posted 03-17-2023 05:38 AM

After coping with last year’s tragedy, where a giant video screen fell and injured their backup dancers during a concert, the group is making a bid to revive Hong Kong’s pop music scene.

Posted 03-17-2023 03:19 AM

Asia will benefit from China’s reopening despite a muted global growth forecast and amid troubles brewing in the banking sector, Mr Cormann said.

Posted 03-16-2023 07:22 AM

Singapore and Indonesia signed six agreements at a leaders' retreat, including in emerging areas such as energy and sustainability.

Posted 03-16-2023 03:50 AM

There will be no more reduction in toll charges for vehicles travelling through Tuas Checkpoint during off-peak hours.

Posted 03-15-2023 10:06 PM

Cambodia has reengaged ASEAN on Myanmar and has consistently condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Whether it can truly forge a foreign policy that stands apart from China will impact the next generation of Cambodian leaders, say two academics.

Posted 03-15-2023 10:59 AM

Only eight out of 296 regional cities in Southeast Asia - where data is recorded - met the World Health Organisation’s guideline for PM2.5 last year. PM2.5 are tiny particles that can cause serious health problems. 

Posted 03-15-2023 09:22 AM

However, the new rules also reduced the blackout dates for performances during Malaysia’s independence day celebrations between August and September.

Posted 03-15-2023 09:22 AM

However, the new rules also reduced the blackout dates for performances during Malaysia’s independence day celebrations between August and September.

Posted 03-15-2023 04:27 AM

GaaSyy, whose real name is Yoshikazu Higashitani, is the first Japanese MP to be expelled for never setting foot in parliament.

Posted 03-14-2023 10:05 PM

As tensions rise with China and Russia, Australia, the UK and the US see merit in tightening their already close security and intelligence relationship, says the Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman.

Posted 03-14-2023 09:45 AM

Ken Noguchi, who has scaled the highest peaks of all seven continents, was in the Himalayas in 2015 when a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck.

Posted 03-14-2023 07:13 AM

Things are however looking up for the city as those who left the city look to return following the city's reopening.

Posted 03-14-2023 02:30 AM

The man accused of assaulting Malaysian actor Kamal Adli has been remanded for psychiatric observation.

Posted 03-14-2023 02:30 AM

This was in contrast to Chinese President Xi Jinping and new Foreign Minister Qin Gang, who had sharp words for Washington over the course of the nation’s parliamentary meetings last week.

Posted 03-13-2023 10:02 PM

India is well-positioned to seize opportunities from the changing geopolitical climate, but it will have to invest to ensure good jobs for its young workforce, says NUS Institute of South Asian Studies’ Iqbal Singh Sevea.

Posted 03-13-2023 10:28 AM

Indonesia currently grants visa-on-arrival for citizens from more than 80 countries.

Posted 03-13-2023 10:07 AM

A look back at the highlights from the meetings of China's parliament and political advisory body over the last 10 days.

Posted 03-13-2023 10:07 AM

A look back at the highlights from the meetings of China's parliament and political advisory body over the last 10 days.

Posted 03-13-2023 07:36 AM

Mrs Janet Yeoh, the actress’ mother, said: “I'm proud of my daughter. She is very hardworking.”

Posted 03-13-2023 05:07 AM

Naatu Naatu won best original song at the Academy Awards, while The Elephant Whisperers nabbed the trophy for best documentary short film.

Posted 03-13-2023 04:49 AM

Making his public debut in a wide-ranging media conference, Li Qiang also says China's 2023 growth target would be "no easy task".

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