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1 hr ago | New Statesman

Unregulated fake medicines are threatening the fight against diseases like malaria

Cambodian Inspectors examine suspected medicine in a crowded market along Thai-Cambodian border during an inspection July 23, 2010 in Pailin province, Cambodia.

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5 hrs ago | Suria

Myanmar census shows population 9 mn...

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

IGP: Cops to arrest PPS members if activities continue

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the PPS appeared to have strayed from the original objective of its establishment four years ago, that is to serve the community.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysia Airlines: No Disruption To Current Service

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- There will be no disruption to Malaysia Airlines' current service with the RM6 billion recovery plan unveiled Friday.

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Yahoo!

Bali Nine clemency bids still 'in process'

Indonesia's president will not intervene in the case of two Australian men on death row, and his office says improved relations between Canberra and Jakarta will have no bearing on their fate.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Australia, Oceania, Prison, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Bangkok Post

Pirates hijack Thai ship, steal oil

Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, adding to a series of hijackings that has raised fears of a growing Southeast Asian piracy menace.

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Malaysia Chronicle

RACISM, EXTREMISM, CORRUPTION & NEPOTISM - 4 reasons why Umno must be kept out from S'wak

Umno should be barred from setting foot in Sarawak on four grounds - racial bigotry, religious extremism, corruption and nepotism - that the party practises.

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AkiPress

10:12 Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan proposes Singapore to establish mutual visa-free regimes

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov has proposed Singapore to establish mutual visa-free regimes during his working visit to Singapore August 28. Minister Idrissov had meetings with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs - Minister for Law K Shanmugam.

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Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Kazakhstan, Asia, Lee Hsien Loong, Nursultan Nazarbayev

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Giving South accused a break

The quest for a solution to violence in the South has stumbled on with little success for several years, but two state officials have been unwavering in their attempts to bring peace to the region.

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Suria

Hong Kong urged to accept 'imperfect'...

Hong Kongers must accept Beijing's version of democracy even if they think it is imperfect because the interests of the city's business community have to be safeguarded, one of China's foremost legal experts said Thursday.

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Stars and Stripes

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Often-testy neighbors Indonesia and Australia signed a new security agreement on Thursday to mend a relationship badly damaged by allegations last year that Australia was listening to the telephone conversations of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Principal arrested at airport

A Catholic brother and former principal of a Sydney school has been charged with child abuse offences dating back more than three decades.

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Suria

Malaysia jails six over 'nude games'

A Malaysian court sent six men to jail for a month on Thursday and will try four other people over a nudist gathering that triggered outrage in the Muslim-majority country, a defence lawyer said.

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Bangkok Post

Dual-track railway study gets go ahead

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will launch a feasibility study into two dual-track railway projects in October.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

a Failure Like Proton: Time to sell or liquidate Malaysia Airlines

When I think of the many needed functions of government, owning or running an airline is not one of them.

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The Independent

British backpacker Jack Davies, 21, found dead on Thai island

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BBC News

Tributes after backpacker Thai death

Backpacker Jack Davies, 21, who was known as Jay, had been travelling in Thailand for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.

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Yahoo!

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

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Monterey County Herald

Australia and Indonesia mending intel differences

Australia and Indonesia have reached a new agreement on how they'll use their intelligence operations in the future, even settling their disagreement on its name.

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Daily Reporter

Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, China, Asia

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