SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Region faces key challenges such as maritime, resource disputes.
JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Tax rates under the amnesty will range from 2 per cent to 10 per cent over three stages, depending on how soon individuals declare their previously untaxed assets and whether the funds are repatriated.
KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits times/ANN) - 'Certain traitors' pose biggest threat to unity, he says, and points to Malaysia's achievements as sign of progress.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A mother has gotten in contact with the Abu Sayyaf and was informed by an alleged member of the bandit group that her soldier son has been beheaded.
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KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak pays tribute to the country’s sportsmen and sportswomen in his 59th National Day address, citing that sports, food and the special humour of cartoonist Lat are among the things that Malaysians together.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China said it strongly condemns the “severe terrorist attack” on its embassy in Kyrgyzstan, which injured three people and killed the attacker, and it reiterated its determination to crack down on terrorism.
TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taipei has reiterated its four demands over the comfort women issue to Tokyo on August 25.
NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ ANN) - A recent statement released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism sets multiple guidelines for tourist visiting Bagan, Myanmar’s well-known cultural heritage site and tourism hotspot.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The government will repatriate 177 haj pilgrims from the Philippines.
PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea/ANN) - Cambodia and Vietnam held 2-day border talk but no joint-declaration