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The Jakarta Post

Prabowo meets Russian, Ukrainian envoys in wake of peace speech

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Japanese politicians brace for a snap election as speculation about lower house dissolution mounts

China Daily

Honduran President to visit to China, in first such visit by a Central American president

The Jakarta Post

Jokowi’s ‘meddling’ grounds for impeachment, former deputy minister says in open letter

Dawn

Time to tighten up ‘noose of law around masterminds who rebelled against state’: Pakistan’s military brass

The Straits Times

S’pore PM Lee Covid-19 free after ‘rebound’; catches up with Indonesian President Jokowi

The Korea Herald

Federation of Korean Trade Unions to suspend participation in trilateral labour council

The Daily Star

Electricity problem to improve in 10-15 days: Bangladesh PM

The Korea Herald

South Korea wins seat on UN Security Council for 2024-25

The Straits Times

China and Russia conduct joint air patrol, alarming South Korea

Viet Nam News

Vietnam, France hope to elevate ties to greater heights

The Straits Times

S’pore to build nationwide network to protect banks, hospitals against future quantum threats

The Daily Star

Japan gives $500,000 to IOM for Cyclone Mocha-affected Rohingyas

The Daily Star

PM Hasina for strengthening Bangladesh-India military cooperation

The Straits Times

‘We might be seen as spies’: US-China academic tie-ups slow amid mutual suspicion

Philippine Daily Inquirer

US Navy releases video of Chinese warship’s ‘unsafe interaction’ near Taiwan

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The Straits Times

Google, Microsoft and other tech giants form alliance with IMDA to tackle pressing AI issues

The Straits Times

Elon Musk says China detailed plans to regulate AI

The Statesman

When AI met Snapchat: “Divorce your wife” AI’s reply to a user left him shocked

China Daily

China making headway in large-scale AI models

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan to promote use of generative AI while addressing risks

The Phnom Penh Post

1st scholarly report on AI in Cambodia made public

The Jakarta Post

AI seen to unlock endless opportunities in Indonesia

The Straits Times

Releasing AI into the wild ‘like open-sourcing the Manhattan Project’: Nobel laureate Maria Ressa

China Daily

Chinese authorities warn public against AI fraud

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Supercomputer Fugaku to train AI in Japanese language model

The Daily Star

Forget jobs. Will AI come for our joy?

The Jakarta Post

Dark cloud over ChatGPT revolution: The cost

China Daily

China plans 18 AI hubs to spur socioeconomic development

China Daily

Taming AI to the benefit of humans

China Daily

Three-quarters of app developers keen to use AI in business: Survey

THAI ELECTIONS

The Nation

Thaksin may return in July, ready to face judicial process: Paetongtarn

The Nation

Move Forward dismisses reports it plans to expel migrant workers

The Straits Times

Thailand’s PM front runner Pita confident of surviving move to thwart leadership bid

The Nation

Pita, Paetongtarn lead Thailand into ‘rainbow era’ at Bangkok Pride

The Nation

Move Forward-led coalition to discuss peace in deep South

The Nation

Move Forward confident it can defend Pita over his media shares

The Straits Times

Thai PM front runner Pita promises same-sex marriage, gender identity rights

The Nation

Coup-installed Senate not yet ready for Move Forward

The Nation

Thai Sang Thai leader Sudarat urges Move Forward, Pheu Thai to end standoff over House speaker

The Nation

Move Forward outlines plans to tackle urgent issues

The Nation

Outgoing PM Prayut warns incoming PM Pita: Soldiers and police are against amending lese majeste law

The Nation

Thai economists urge next government to explore alternatives to increasing government revenue

The Nation

Why Pheu Thai is unlikely to betray Move Forward-led coalition, despite rumours

The Nation

Move Forward expected to dump junta’s 20-year National Strategy

The Nation

Move Forward and Pheu Thai pledge to tackle rising households debt

The Nation

TikTok sweeps wave of change over Thailand’s election campaigns

GLOBAL WARMING

The Straits Times

Indonesia says it can reach net-zero emissions by 2055, five years ahead of target

China Daily

Xi calls for further tackling desertification

Viet Nam News

People, enterprises in Vietnam save electricity in prolonged hot weather

China Daily

Former UN official lauds China’s climate efforts

The Straits Times

China sets out proposals to prepare for massive renewables push

Dawn

Amnesty calls for global action as extreme heat waves wreak havoc on human rights

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to phase out single-use plastics by 2029

China Daily

China launches Asia’s largest carbon capture project

The Japan News

Typhoon no. 2 triggers record rainfall across Japan

The Star

Tackle Asean haze effectively: experts

The Star

‘Hotter days in coming months’: MetMalaysia

The Straits Times

Asia climate woes mount as heat shatters May records

The Daily Star

Heatwave in Bangladesh likely to continue for a week

China Daily

Hebei moves to secure cleaner air by 2025

The Straits Times

Prepare N95 masks, air purifiers as haze may hit S’pore from June, says Met Service

The Daily Star

Shanghai records hottest May day in 100 years

DAILY DIGEST

THE ASIAN VIEW

ASEAN MATTERS

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Japanese foreign minister Hayashi, Asean Secretary General confirm cooperation ahead of commemorative Tokyo summit

The Phnom Penh Post

AUKUS ‘becoming concern’ for ASEAN: Cambodian PM

The Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN emerging as key textiles hub: industry body

The Straits Times

Aukus and Quad do not seek to displace Asean: Australian DPM

The Jakarta Post

Top Chinese intelligence official visits Myanmar for ‘cooperation’ talks

The Statesman

China shows off military wares in Southeast Asia

The Phnom Penh Post

Drug trafficking via Golden Triangle on the radar

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand to enhance anti-piracy intelligence cooperation

China Daily

China, Asean companies eye each other’s markets: UOB

Viet Nam News

Vietnam has potential to become regional vaccine production centre

Eleven Media

Asean countries send emergency aid for victims of cyclone Mocha

China Daily

China to enhance practical cooperation with Malaysia: Top Chinese legislator

Viet Nam News

ASEAN-China SOM on implementation of South China Sea DOC held after two-year hiatus

The Jakarta Post

Ball in Timor Leste’s court to full ASEAN membership

China Daily

Sino-ASEAN land-sea trade corridor shows great vitality

China Daily

Asean prepared to be world’s new economic powerhouse

CROSS-STRAIT TENSIONS

China Daily

Wang meets with Taiwan’s New Party chairman

Philippine Daily Inquirer

US Navy releases video of Chinese warship’s ‘unsafe interaction’ near Taiwan

China Daily

Root causes of tensions across the Taiwan Strait lie with some external forces: Chinese defence minister

The Straits Times

US, Taiwan ink trade deal as China issues warning

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Taiwan, US to sign first deal under new trade framework today

The Straits Times

Taiwan building digital resilience in face of earthquakes and potential of conflict with China

The Straits Times

Taiwan tour operators eager for rebound in cross-strait tourism but travellers wary

The Straits Times

Taiwan excluded from WHO annual assembly following Chinese opposition

China Daily

Beijing opposes Japan’s attempts to meddle in cross-Strait peace

The Straits Times

US, Taiwan reach deal on first part of ’21st Century’ trade pact

The Star

Taiwan’s Kuomintang to pick New Taipei City Mayor Hou as presidential candidate over Foxconn founder Gou

The Straits Times

Foxconn founder Terry Gou vows to ‘preserve peace’ with China if elected Taiwan president

The Japan News

China may invade Taiwan within 2 years, former US national security adviser says

The Straits Times

Taiwan says F-16 deliveries delayed, working to minimise damage

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Taiwan preparing for Chinese blockade in annual war drills

The Straits Times

G-7 will stand up to ‘any coercion’ over Taiwan Strait: Senior US official

INDO-PACIFIC AND ASIA

The Statesman

We are not trying to establish NATO in Indo-Pacific: US Secretary of Defence

The Korea Herald

Yoon to host Pacific islands summit

China Daily

Protest staged in Aussie town against AUKUS nuke sub base

The Straits Times

Australia says no single power should dominate Indo-Pacific

China Daily

Chinese embassy: AUKUS deal jeopardises peace in Asia-Pacific

The Japan News

Japan to emphasise proactive aid offers to developing nations

The Japan News

Japan Plans Military Aid for 4 Countries Under New Framework

The Yomiuri Shimbun

TPP members seen opening door to Britain

The Statesman

Deciphering the Indo-Pacific focus

The Jakarta Post

PNG minister’s visit a sign of Pacific’s growing importance

The Japan News

Japan and Cook Islands Agree to Strengthen Cooperation in Meeting

The Jakarta Post

Nuclearising the Indo-Pacific

The Japan News

Kishida to Expand ODA in Move Toward Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Australia gives Philippine military chief heads up on nuclear submarine deal

China Daily

AUKUS nuclear submarine ‘cooperation’ reckless acceleration on a dangerous road: China Daily editorial

The Jakarta Post

Russia says West readying for ‘years of confrontation’ in Asia

ASIAN EDITORS CIRCLE

PANDEMIC

The Japan News

Japanese get trained in ‘Hollywood’ smiles as masks slowly come off

The Korea Herald

South Korea lifts most Covid-19 restrictions

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia simplifies Covid-19 jab regimen as part of endemic policy

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Metro Manila’s Covid-19 positive cases rate drops even further

Viet Nam News

Vietnam to consider downgrading Covid-19 to flu-like status

The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia donates one million vaccines to Myanmar

The Kathmandu Post

Nepal to continue Covid vaccination despite waning severity of infection

The Straits Times

PM Lee Covid-19 positive for the first time, says he is ‘generally feeling OK’

Viet Nam News

Vietnam to consider announcing the end of Covid-19 pandemic

The Nation

Thailand sees big jump in new Covid cases and fatalities

The Statesman

India shipped almost 300 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to over 100 countries

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippines Covid-19 positivity rate at 24.3% as of March 20: Octa Research

The Straits Times

As China’s herd immunity wanes, citizens navigate living with Covid-19

China Daily

Covid-19 widespread, vaccines needed fast: Expert

China Daily

Hong Kong Disneyland eyes post-Covid recovery as revenues increase

Philippine Daily Inquirer

NCR’s Covid-19 positivity rate increases to 25.4% — Octa

COMBATING INFLATION

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippines inflation rate for May 2023 slows down further to 6.1%

The Nation

May headline inflation of 0.53% the lowest in 21 months

The Jakarta Post

Inflation in Indonesia brought under control faster than expected

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Ending poverty: ‘Real test of good governance’

The Korea Herald

Inflation woes polarise young Koreans’ spending habits amid dwindling middle class

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Inflation slowed down further in May: Philippine central bank

The Yomiuri Shimbun

60% of smaller companies boost salaries in Japan

Dawn

Pakistan’s annual inflation in May reaches record level of 37.97%

The Nation

Thai industries suggest measures to cut living costs, warns against wage hike

The Daily Star

Voices of poor remain unheard in Bangladesh policymaking

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to ban LNG exports to meet domestic needs

The Korea Herald

Seoul City seeks to boost budget by 3 trillion won for safety net

The Star

Malaysia’s food inflation rate reduced, thanks to Menu Rahmah: Minister

China Daily

Hong Kong to disburse 2nd batch of e-vouchers on July 16

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Fewer Filipinos feel life quality improved last year: Social Weather Stations survey

The Daily Star

Progressive tax a remedy for inequality for Bangladesh

SPORTS & GAMES

The Statesman

Wrestlers suspend protest till June 15 after assurance from Anurag Thakur

The Straits Times

Defiant Loh Kean Yew through to Singapore Badminton Open round of 16

The Phnom Penh Post

Eye-in-the-sky protects public safety at SEA Games

The Straits Times

Yamaguchi celebrates 26th birthday with tough Singapore Badminton Open first-round win

The Statesman

“We have only one demand and that is Brij Bhushan’s arrest”: Sakshi Malik

The Kathmandu Post

Rock climbing trail inaugurated in Dolakha, Nepal

China Daily

China’s home organisers go livestream to help people with their clutter

Dawn

India asks protesting wrestlers to wait for police probe outcome

Dawn

Top Indian wrestlers to toss medals into Ganges as they demand official’s arrest

The Phnom Penh Post

12th Asean Para Games shaping up to be a success: Minister

The Straits Times

After SEA Games success, Singapore’s Shanti Pereira breaks 100m record twice in Germany

The Phnom Penh Post

Para volleyball teams set for ASEAN games

The Nation

Thailand hands out long bans following brawl at SEA Games final

The Phnom Penh Post

Many calls for support for para athletes

The Star

Shuttler Lee Zii Jia makes it to second round of Malaysian Open

The Phnom Penh Post

Indonesian ‘tourism potential’ identified after SEA Games 2023

ASIA ON SCREEN

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Cambodian athlete's inspiring run for last place in SEA games earns $10,000 reward
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Taipei eatery serves up ramen with 14-legged isopod for $65
Hanoi's 'catwoman' houses abandoned felines
Hanoi's 'catwoman' houses abandoned felines
Vietnam: The rising star of Foreign Direct Investment
Vietnam: The rising star of Foreign Direct Investment
Restoring French villas – keeping Hanoi's cultural heritage
Restoring French villas – keeping Hanoi's cultural heritage
Cambodian athlete's inspiring run for last place in SEA games earns $10,000 reward
Cambodian athlete's inspiring run for last place in SEA games earns $10,000 reward
Love The Last March comes to Gardens by the Bay
Love The Last March comes to Gardens by the Bay
A captivating Ha Giang
A captivating Ha Giang
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Philippines’ jobless rate down to 4.7% in March 2023
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SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA

Dawn

What will it take for dishonourable men to stop killing women for honour?

The Korea Herald

Korean fathers miss out on OECD’s longest paternity leave

The Straits Times

Shock, sadness and anger at Kranji after news of S’pore Turf Club closure

The Korea Herald

Korea needs to talk about invasion of English alphabet in everyday signage

Dawn

Gilgit Baltistan’s female carpenters

Viet Nam News

Vietnam opposes forced labour, as hundreds rescued from Philippines’ illegal casino

China Daily

For some travellers, slow is the way to go

The Korea Herald

Korea seeks to boost medical tourism as future growth engine

The Korea Herald

Women, under-40 most frequently victimised by ‘romance scams’: Study

The Korea Herald

New Korean service will quit your job for you

The Straits Times

Meet kAI, the robotic dog assisting in train inspections in Singapore

Kuensel

Bhutan: Citizen’s well-being and happiness increases to 93.6 percent

The Star

The long, agonising wait on death row

The Straits Times

Grisly find at temple paves way for overhaul of Thai abortion laws

Dawn

Key takeaways for Pakistan for reducing military interventionism

The Korea Herald

Are slang terms and abbreviations degrading the Korean language?

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