VIENTIANE (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The 49th Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting might be in a deadlock as Cambodia disagreed to reach a consensus statement in fear of China.

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Former president and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo set foot in Congress again after walking free from detention last week, in time for the first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao believes that having "godly" leaders would pave the way to eradicating corruption in the Philippines.

SINGAPORE (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Oscar Franklin Tan says that Filipinos must outgrow treating Supreme Court decisions as political manoeuvres.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While the suicide rate in the Philippines is lower compared to other countries, the figures have steadily risen over a period of 20 years from 1992 to 2012. It was found that in 2012 alone, as many as seven Filipinos took their own lives in a day. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Some Filipinos want President Rodrigo Duterte to address the wave of extrajudicial killings in the country while some appeared not to be bothered at all.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The British High Commission is also working closely with international partners in Bangladesh to support those under threat from extremist attacks.

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DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Dhaka's police chief says nothing specific to the media, but reveals that arresting all the culprits is a "matter of time now".

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Hassan Khaled, president of Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry, went to buy medicine from his home and never returned.

 SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - At least 20 million tons of these plastic pieces end up in the ocean each year, and Korea is no exception. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Singapore denies that it tries to prevent funds of Indonesian citizens from leaving the country.

VIENTIANE (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The 49th Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting might be in a deadlock as Cambodia disagreed to reach a consensus statement in fear of China.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Move will give police, courts wider powers ahead of global ruling coming into force.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Study also shows that caregivers in Singapore fare better than those in Iran and Korea, with men more burdened than women.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Tracking your daily expenses and switching to an account paying more interest are just two small ways of maximising your balance sheet.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - In our monthly series featuring leading financial experts and fund managers, Jack Lee, head of A-share research at Schroder Investment Management, looks at the Chinese equity market.