BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - An item submitted by the junta called for the charter to promote and empower a state of “citizens first and foremost”, not only before or just after elections.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Until now, the government had only involved scholars, researchers and law enforcers in combating radicalism.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - It’s hard to imagine what justification the military could offer for sampling the DNA of an infant in Pattani

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - New Jersey-based suitcase and handbag manufacturer Tumi Holdings Inc will continue to invest and expand in Hong Kong because the economic downturn in Asia produces a huge opportunity and Hong Kong is a critically important market for its brand, says an executive senior of the company.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - As a new legislation on competition will take effect in less than three weeks, it is important for the government to take a more active role in educating small businesses as well as the public on the subject.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Hong Kong has great potential to benefit from the opportunities brought about by this growth in the Asia-Pacific cruise market, and it needs to further develop its competitive advantages and consolidate its position as a preferred port for cruise lines and cruise travel.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Hong Kong should try to benefit further from the development of the Vietnamese economy and the closer cooperation between China and Vietnam. However, Hong Kong needs to adjust to the new developments of industrial relocation to Vietnam and the increasing importance of infrastructure projects in the region.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) -Young people trying to make a difference in the world meet at One Young World summit in Bangkok.

ALBUQUERQUE (Dawn/ANN) - Those who refuse polio vaccinations should be part of the debate.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Nanyang Technological University Professor Rachid Yazami says his technology, which took more than five years to develop and is expected to be available to chipmakers and battery manufacturers by the end of next year, has drawn interest from firms like Samsung and Sony.