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          Updated:  October 1, 2014

• ASEAN and Australia to Strengthen Comprehensive Partnership
ASEAN and Australia reaffirmed their shared commitment to further strengthen their comprehensive partnership at the 4th ASEAN-Australia Joint

• Thai exports shrink 7.4% in August
The Ministry of Commerce reported that the value of Thai exports shrank 7.4 per cent year on year in August, marking the heaviest decline in 32 months.

• Property tax revenue for this year tops $1M
With the deadline for property owners to pay their dues passing today, Acleda Bank – one of two agencies collecting tax for the government – has received

• Vietnam’s growth accelerates despite anti-China riots
VIETNAM’S economy grew at its fastest rate for three years in the first nine months of 2014, government figures showed on Monday, despite deadly

• Foreign visitor arrivals up
Viet Nam welcomed more than 6 million international arrivals during the first nine months of 2014, up by 10.42 per cent compared to the same period last

          Updated: September 30, 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -12.98 points lower or -0.39% to 3276.74, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.53%.

The FBM KLCI index lost 0.03 points or 0.00% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.20% to 17229.35 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.04% to 1492.9 points and the Plantation Index down 0.43% to 8361.36 points. The market traded within a range of 11.86 points between an intra-day high of 1854.21 and a low of 1842.35 during the session. More

    Updated:  October 1, 2014

Surge of Sedition Arrests Najib’s Reform Agenda
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sedition on September 24 for statements he made at a political rally three years earlier. Shortly before, on September 19, a Malaysian court sentenced a student activist to a year in jail for comments he made after last year’s general election. These cases are the latest in a surge of sedition charges that is terrorizing opposition politicians, social activists, journalists, and academics in Malaysia.

Undoubtedly, the rash of cases represents an attack on free speech and indicates an ongoing trend of political repression since the ruling National Front barely clung to power in last year’s polls. It could also prove a setback to the recent improvement in relations between the United States and More

    Updated: September19, 2014

Biweekly Update


Election commission cancels by-elections. The Union Election Commission on September 7 canceled planned by-elections to fill 35 open seats in Myanmar’s parliament, saying the polls would be too costly and distracting at a time when the government is preparing to host the ASEAN 

Vietnam’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Pham Binh Minh, will visit Washington in early October for consultations with Secretary More

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