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    Southeast Asia’s Press Freedoms Collapse: 2018 Could Be Worse for Southeast Asian Democracy Than 2017

      As I noted late last year, 2017 was a disastrous year for democracy in Southeast Asia. Democratic rights and freedoms already have been in decline in Southeast Asia for more than a decade, but 2017 was perhaps the worst year for the region in that decade. Cambodia’s semi-democratic...
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    Malaysia Airlines launches inaugural A350 XWB service to London

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) today commenced its inaugural A350-900 service from Kuala Lumpur to London with a send-off ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). In a statement released today, MAB said the MH4 departed KLIA at 9.15 am and will arrive London-Heathrow at 3.25pm the same...
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    Heavy rain to threaten Singapore and Malaysia with flooding, mudslides

    Rounds of heavy rain will target Singapore and Malaysia through at least this weekend, raising the danger for flooding and mudslides. A slow-moving tropical system will be the culprit behind persistent heavy rain across the southern Malay Peninsula. “The system developing into a tropical depression is unlikely, but enhanced...
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    Wine and Cheese January Night

    Happy new year happy people! I hope you had a great holiday with family and friends, we sure did! For the beginning of this year we prepared for you our KL Expat Malaysia signature Wine and Cheese Night to share our traveling stories and have an amazing time with...
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    Night tour of KL museums to begin in 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR: Visiting museums in the cool comfort of the night will become a reality in the capital city towards the end of next year under a programme to be implemented by the Department of Museums Malaysia (JMM). Carried out in collaboration with the National Department for Culture and...
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    LAZADA TAPS ALIBABA ECOSYSTEM TO ADVANCE SE ASIA E-COMMERCE

    Six years ago, as Lazada watched Alibaba conclude yet another record-breaking 11.11 Global Shopping Festival in China, its management decided to bring the concept to Southeast Asia. And with that, the region’s leading e-commerce platform started an “Online Revolution,” its own annual shopping festival held on Dec. 12. “We...
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    Motorcycling: Malaysia wins MotoGP’s best Grand Prix of 2017 award

    LONDON (REUTERS) – Malaysia’s motorcycle Grand Prix was named by the sport’s governing body on Tuesday as the best race of the 2017 MotoGP championship. Italian Andrea Dovizioso won the rainy race at Sepang in October in a Ducati one-two finish with Spanish team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. The circuit has...
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The Philippines said on December 1, 2017 it had suspended use of the landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases. The Philippines has vaccinated more than 700,000 children with the drug since 2016 when it became the first country to start using it on a mass scale. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

    Philippines halts sale of Sanofi dengue vaccine amid health risk

    The Philippines has ordered French drugmaker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine in the country after the company last week warned it could worsen the disease in some cases. The move comes days after the Southeast Asian nation suspended a government program to immunize hundreds...
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    Congratulations Malaysia! National women’s tenpin bowling team end 10-year drought to win world championship title

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — Malaysia’s women keglers have reclaimed the mantle as world bowling champions after a 10-year drought. The winning team of Shalin Zulkifli, Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman, Sin Li Jane, Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi and Natasha Roslan took the gold medal at the 2017 World...
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    Bangladesh to turn island into temporary home for 100,000 Rohingya refugees

    DHAKA: Bangladesh approved a US$280 million project on Tuesday to develop an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house 100,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. The decision came just days after Bangladesh sealed a deal aiming to start returning Rohingya to Myanmar...
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    Must-Go Locations for the Artsy-Fartsy in Malaysia

    Though Malaysia is great for its food, beaches, islands, and nature, the art scene in the country is steadily getting more recognition. There are now countless art galleries and venues dedicated to displaying masterpieces from local and regional artists. But the art in Malaysia isn’t just confined in the...
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    Mount Agung eruption: Indonesia issues highest aviation warning

    JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre (PVMBG) has raised its flight alert level from orange to red on Sunday (Nov 26), as Mount Agung continued to a spew significant amount of ash. The highest aviation warning during a volcanic eruption comes after Mount Agung in Bali started erupting for...