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  1. Philippines: 9,000 drug deaths ‘false news’, actual toll under 1,400 – palace

    MALACANANG has branded as “false news” recent reports citing police numbers allegedly showing the death toll in the Philippine drug war to have surged past 9,000. The post Philippines: 9,000 drug deaths ‘false news’, actual toll under 1,400 – palace appeared first on Asian Corresp…
  2. Vietnam: Land protesters release final 20 captives after city official visits

    PROTESTERS involved in a land dispute near Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, released the final 20 officials they had been holding as hostages for almost a week after a visit by a senior city official, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday. The post Vietnam: Land protesters release final 20 captives after city official visits appeared first on Asian…
  3. Peaceful outcome to North Korea threat still possible – Mike Pence

    DENUCLEARISATION of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington's new engagement with China, US vice president Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test. The post Peaceful outcome to North Korea threat still possible – Mike Pence appeared first on Asian…
  4. US confirms plan to honour ‘dumb’ refugee swap deal with Australia

    VICE-president Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed US’s commitment to the refugee deal struck between Australia and the Obama government, despite current President Donald Trump’s open disdain for the agreement. The post US confirms plan to honour ‘dumb’ refugee swap deal with Australia appeared first on Asian Corresp…
  5. Indonesia military denies Ahok protests part of army-backed plot to oust Jokowi

    FROM the ashes of the recent Jakarta poll has risen a story of an insidious behind-the-scenes campaign to overthrow Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, but the country’s military, whose members have been linked to the plot, has quickly moved to stop its spread. The post Indonesia military denies Ahok protests part of army-backed plot to oust Jokowi appeared first on Asian Corre…
  6. Malaysia: Leaders who insult Islam will lose like Jakarta’s Ahok – Islamist party

    The defeat of Jakarta’s Christian and ethnic Chinese governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama this week showed politicians would not be elected if they insulted Islam, says a leader of a Malaysian opposition Islamist party. The post Malaysia: Leaders who insult Islam will lose like Jakarta’s Ahok – Islamist party appeared first on Asian C…
  7. After Jakarta showdown, hardliners say Bandung mayor is ‘the next Ahok’

    RIDWAN KAMIL, mayor of Indonesia’s second largest city Bandung, says Islamic hardliners have told him “you are the next Ahok", following the just-concluded Jakarta gubernatorial poll that saw incumbent Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama ousted as governor. The post After Jakarta showdown, hardliners say Bandung mayor is ‘the next Ahok’ appeared first on Asian Corre…
  8. Our overreaction to terrorist attacks might trigger others

    THE latest terrorist attack in Paris is indeed a tragedy and must have been terrifying for the people present at the time the gunshots rang out along the Champs Elysees. The family of the one police officer who lost his life must be in agony today as they come to terms with their loss. The post Our overreaction to terrorist attacks might trigger others appeared first on Asian…
  9. South Korea says keeping guard up ahead of Pyongyang army celebration

    SOUTH Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. The post South Korea says keeping guard up ahead of Pyongyang army celebration appeared first on Asian…
  10. Mike Pence: Indonesia’s brand of moderate Islam an ‘inspiration to the world’

    TOURING Southeast Asia’s largest mosque in Indonesia on Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia’s Islam as an “inspiration to the world.” The post Mike Pence: Indonesia’s brand of moderate Islam an ‘inspiration to the world’ appeared first on Asian Corresp…