WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.  Among them are supporters and opponents of Trump who have travelled from all over the country to the capital for the inauguration.

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BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - New United States President Donald Trump must be “fantastically” happy with a “wonderful” Asean because it is the only “great” regional organisation that has no military might and has not been at war. The problem is, he might not know about the grouping at all.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday stressed the Japan-U.S. alliance as the foundation of Japan’s diplomacy and security policies, calling it an “unchanging principle.”

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese government will carefully observe the South Korean government’s handling of the issue involving a girl statue symbolising comfort women that has been installed in the South Korean city of Busan before deciding when to send two Japanese diplomats back to the country.

NEW DELHI (dataLEADS/ ANN) -  If you have citizenship in Singapore, Japan and Malaysia, you have a great deal of travelling power.

BANGKOK (ANN) - The Rolls-Royce case involves bribing senior foreign officials and senior staff over a period spanning 25 years in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, China and Malaysia.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Small, newly independent Ukraine's dealings with an assertive Russia hold lessons for small states in Asia dealing with a large regional power. 

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SEOUL (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Liberals criticise court decision to release him but business lobby groups welcome it. 

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the Capitol for the inauguration ceremony.  Among them are supporters and opponents of Trump who have travelled from all over the country to the capital for the inauguration.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Barack Obama is leaving the White House but for Indonesians, the president's policies follow Pancasila which is Indonesia's ideology.

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - About 1,000 Japanese companies operating in Britain have begun to review their strategies as Britain looks at restricting immigration and pulling out of the EU single market.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia's anti-corruption commission names Emirsyah Satar, former Garuda Indonesia CEO, a suspect in a corruption case involving Rolls Royce.

TOKYO (The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN) - Japan's declining birth rate has forced some businesses to utilise robots and turn to AI (artificial intelligence).

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Group has avoided the worst-case scenario but market reformists are urging for a prompt investigation as this could be a chance to break down the chaebol system.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - Thailand and the rest of Asean will face only an indirect impact from US President-elect Donald Trump’s economic policies, while those policies should not cause an extreme global slowdown or severely hit trade with China, according to an economist.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thais living along the Mekong fear the navigation development plan would cause severe impact on the riverine ecosystem as well as local livelihood.