SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - In a nutshell, China has changed, and Singapore has to chart a course that protects its interests.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Indonesia's founding president Sukarno's daughter and others "planned to use Jakarta rally as means to oust Jokowi."
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Obama administration was always careful not to cross some key lines with China, particularly its most sensitive spot, Taiwan.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore is seen as a safer investment destination in a turbulent world.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Chairman of Pegatron, a major manufacturers for Apple’s iPhone, referring to President-elect Donald Trump's vision to bring back IT products manufacturing units to the US said laws had to be feasible and could not be used to restrict the advancement of technology.
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - President-elect Donald Trump should not be blamed for our misogynistic world. Even without him, there are plenty of men in leadership positions who think women are just fair game, says The Star's Chief Operating Officer June H.L. Wong. Read her commentary for a possible way women can handle the issue here:
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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ ANN) - Malaysia hopes to increase trade with North Korea via the 13th Malaysia International Branding Showcase (IBS 2016), said Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) chief executive officer Datuk Dzulkifli Mahmud.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ ANN) - Hundreds of Indonesian workers from several unions staged a dual-purpose rally on Friday to demand both a better payment scheme and the arrest of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama for alleged blasphemy.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ ANN) - Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Thursday said the entire country has been placed under terror alert level 3, a warning that a deadly terror attack is imminent “within a short period of time.”
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A development plan crafted by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team targets a “prosperous, predominantly middle-class society where no one is poor” by 2040.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Political and religious tensions heated up on Friday following a peaceful rally in which over a million Muslims participated, demanding that Jakarta governor Ahok be arrested for blasphemy.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Seoul's latest action targetting 79 individuals and 69 entities came days after the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2321 condemning the North's fifth and most powerful nuclear test in September.