JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The poor urban planning in Jakarta that gives priority to vehicle owners puts pedestrians at risk of crime.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Winter coats children hang on utility poles for the freezing homeless provide inspiration for societies everywhere.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Loy Krathong is originally celebrated as a day of gratitude, respect, worship and forgiveness.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -The Criminal Court has successfully mediated the baby Carmen defamation case after the defendant apologised to the plaintiff through a Facebook post.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -The Chao Phraya Riverside promenade project is behind schedule due to “procedural difficulties” and hiring the academic institute to serve as the project adviser has been suggested as a solution.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - A Shenzhen-based travel firm taking advantage of low-priced tour to force customers to consume in Hong Kong has been punished, but such activities still can not be eliminated totally because of lax law enforcement.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) -Hong Kong Monetary Authority Chief Executive Norman Chan Tak-lam says capital outflow from emerging markets sparked by a strong dollar will exert a “relatively big downward pressure” on the economies of both Hong Kong and the mainland next year.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - In the lead-up to the city’s biggest live music festival, local musicians share their worries about the future of the live music scene in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) -Young people need a voice and the current youth organisations do not seem to be delivering a genuine or representative voice for the majority of our youth.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - For infrastructure investments to have lasting value, all stakeholders in infrastructure programs must take to heart the priority for climate mitigation and adaptation. The crucial question is how official and private financing can make infrastructure climate-harmonic.