SYDNEY (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Sexuality cannot be disassociated from race, income level and global politics.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Calls for a nuclear-powered submarine in South Korea to negate North’s ballistic missile threats stir up fierce debate.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia's maritime ministry reveals three common tricks for foreign-flagged ships to deceive officials.
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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The broad theme in Quang's 20-minute speech was of the need for greater cooperation between countries in the face of the grave challenges facing the world today, such as the South China Sea dispute.
PUTRAJAYA (The Star/ANN) - The Thai government has agreed to surrender the 10 people identified by Malaysia in the trafficking of Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals, whose remains were found in mass graves on both sides of the border last year.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine government slammed North Korea’s latest missile launch, saying it “seriously undermines regional peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.”
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – With the Philippines already a member of the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, the Senate is having reservations whether the country should still join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Apec said that that Asia Pacific economies have exhibited marked improved in five priority areas identified by the World Bank in its Ease of Doing Business index, such as starting a business; dealing with construction permits; getting credit; trading across borders; and enforcing contracts.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says the suspension of the hajj passport is “precisely in response to the case of 177 Indonesians using Philippine passports.”