JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian shuttlers and lifters received warm welcome from the public following their success in winning a gold and two silver medals at the Rio Olympics.


SEPANG, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - Every athlete who won a medal at the recently concluded Rio Olympics will get an additional 200,000 ringgit (US$50,000).

BANGKOK (​The Star/The Nation/ANN) - ​Motorists caught playing augmented reality game Pokemon Go while driving in Bangkok risk facing a fine as Thai traffic policemen are on the hunt for reckless behaviours on the road.

CIANJUR, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Freedom of movement is potentially more rewarding than trade liberalisation.

SEPANG (The Star/ANN) - Eager fans rushed to shake their hands while others, with their phones in one hand, sought opportunities to take selfies with the athletes.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A top Chinese think-tank says it is  now imperative for China and Asean member countries to speed up Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations in order to upgrade economic relations to the next level.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Where are the powerful friends of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos—friends who could squelch the orgy of bashing the dead Marcos, with a sober narrative of his legacies which, whether or not we accept their reality, have become the springboard for the many good things we have achieved as a struggling nation.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The austere government of President Rodrigo Duterte has found a new target to get rid of: luxury cars. 

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes announced that while gold medallists would be entitled to free flights for life, silver and bronze medallists would also be rewarded but did not specify what they would receive.

MAKASSAR (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The long waiting list to perform haj -- between 17 and 40 years -- lured pilgrims to go through the Philippines.

BAGAN, Myanmar (The Nation/ANN) - Sulamani Temple in Bagan is home to magnificent frescoes, some of them perhaps influenced by Siamese art

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - In the absence of Arun Jaitley, secretary of economic affairs will lead the Indian delegation.

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - State Department official also expresses concern over human rights situation in province.

KARACHI (Dawn/ANN) - According to the report, approximately 43 per cent of the Afghan opiates are trafficked through Pakistan.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - After his controversial statement that he would pull the Philippines outside of the UN, President Rodrigo Duterte said he was just kidding. He, however, continued his criticism of the international body for its failure to solve the conflicts in Turkey, Syria and Africa.  

FUKUOKA, Japan (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – While we sort out the pragmatics of Pokemon, however, we will also do well to reflect on the implications for human experience of the virtual further merging with the real.