BATAM, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The travel warning for Singapore may affect tourism in Riau Islands. 


BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Imagine, you-wearing VR glasses-are immersed in a scene where you are being chased by dinosaurs and the earth under your feet is shaking.  This is what it feels like when 4D meets virtual reality.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Budget cut to affect economic growth, regional fund transfer. Revenue shortfall, budget cut may be greater than govt’s forecast, Bank Indonesia says.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – With most of its electricity coming from coal, renewable sources, natural gas, and oil, the Philippines is looking into reviving a nuclear power plant to tap into its promise for the country’s “long-term energy plans.” 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Tax amnesty seems to be another blatant example of how policymaking under President Joko Widodo's administration is recklessly conceived and implemented.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit Indonesia early September, with hopes of reaching out to a convicted Filipina drug courier. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he has no intention of becoming a dictator as he attempts to eradicate the illegal drug scourge in the Philippines. 

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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In the wake of the initial revelation of data falsification in April, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. conducted internal probes in which fuel efficiency was recalculated for nine models.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN)  - Even familiar fish could become luxury foods beyond the reach of ordinary people if their stocks are depleted. Japan must take a leading role in international management of fishery resources.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Defence Minister Tomomi Inada is determined to visit South Sudan in the middle of September, according to a government source.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A new manned submersible that can reach depths of more than 7,000 meters below sea level will be developed to replace the Shinkai 6500, a manned submersible research vehicle capable of diving to 6,500 meters.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Leaders of the Group of 20 countries will express opposition to rising protectionism in international trade and investment, according to a draft declaration of the G-20 summit to be held in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday and Monday.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thai authorities stepped up security on BERSATU (Patani Malays People's Consultative Council) insurgency's anniversary and Malaysia Indepence Day.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The central bank regulations on the fintech sandbox will be completed early in September as Thailand prepares itself for more electronic services.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - A southern court of Thailand said the transport of Rohingyas was not connected to international crime.

BATAM, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The travel warning for Singapore may affect tourism in Riau Islands.