SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Singapore still pushing for a 'no haze' situation and total prevention of hot spots: Masagos.


MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte: “I hope the Chinese may find a place in their hearts for the Filipinos."

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The Australian newspaper has revealed some sensitive details relating to submarines built by French naval contractor DCNS, including variants used by Malaysia and Chile.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Checks tightened at two access points in Johor in response to news that a Malaysian woman was found to be infected with the Zika virus in Singapore.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Chef Daniel Green is a fan of palm oil, in particular, which he says fits in with his philosophy of less is more. He especially likes using it when he is in Malaysia, as it is harder to find in the United States, where he is based.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Popular souvenirs from Laos include handmade wooden products, silk, other textiles or jewellery.

BATAM (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Singaporeans will be able to see Meisterstadst towers in Batam from a distance.

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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Some upscale areas in the capital, including Kemang, South Jakarta, were swamped by floods amid allegedly poor spatial planning and water management.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Since last year, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared a “drug state of emergency” and all-out war on illicit substances but little has been done on the front line.

ILLINOIS (The Daily Star/ANN) - The death of Tamim Chowdhury, alleged mastermind of the Dhaka attack, is expected to deliver a serious blow to the organisation of which he was a member. 

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The visit is quite extraordinary and carries special significance as the US is giving importance to Hasina's government after giving it the cold shoulder for years.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Legislator Tuan Yi-kang from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party expressed his disappointment over their loss in the Hualien elections through a Facebook post.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnamese coffee is traditionally savoured by slowly brewing it to bring out the strong flavour, frequently sweeetened with condensed milk. However, an increasing number of youngsters are starting to explore espresso, an Italian method of forcing hot water through water under high pressure.

YANGON (Myanmar Eleven/ANN) - Myanmar President Htin Kyaw visited Bodhgaya, where Buddha is supposed to have gained enlightenment, and went to an archaeological museum amid tight security.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, known for making graphic crime-drama movies, directed the two 150-second and four 30-second advertisements for free.

ULAANBAATAR (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Columnist Randy David shares the Philippine democracy experience with other International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance fellows in Mongolia.