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WhatsApp group admins may face legal action over spread of false info
Kuala Lumpur - Administrators of WhatsApp groups may face legal action if they fail to stop the spread of false information among members that may cause a threat to national security.

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Nine democracy activists were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing protest, according to campaign groups, in the latest swoop by police as protesters say they are being persecuted.

Asean security measures forgot portable toilets

Cambodia wants US deportation deal renegotiated
Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Tuesday said it will renegotiate a deal with Washington where convicted criminals with Cambodian heritage are deported to the Southeast Asian nation, retracting an earlier statement that the deportations had been suspended.

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog
PARIS - Press freedom has never been as threatened as it is now, in the "new post-truth era of fake news" after the election of US President Donald Trump, Reporters Without Borders warned Wednesday.

Asean urged to use arbitral ruling in code of conduct framework
Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Tuesday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to invoke the arbitral tribunal ruling that invalidated China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea in crafting a planned code of conduct in the disputed waters.

Amnesty International urges Philippines to end "War on Drugs"
Activists of Amnesty International (AI) Thailand joined a gathering on Monday in front of the Philippines Embassy in Bangkok to hand over an open letter demanding an end to the “War on Drugs” in the Philippines.

Inspection underway on reported import of human sperm
Lao law prohibits the trade of human organs including blood and sperm, Director General of Health Care Department under the Ministry of Health Associated Professor Dr Chanphomma Vongsamphan told Vientiane Times Monday.

Thai police nab another Malaysian suspected of being key drug syndicate member
Thai authorities arrested another Malaysian man suspected of being a key member of a drug syndicate at the busy Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday evening before he could board a flight back to Malaysia.

Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC
The Hague - A Philippine lawyer on Monday filed a complaint at the world's only permanent war crimes court against President Rodrigo Duterte, alleging his war on drugs has caused some 8,000 deaths. 

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill
SEOUL - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flashpoint region.

Hong Kong likely to get Cambodian domestic helpers in Sept
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is expected to get its first batch of Cambodian domestic helpers this September.

Star's editor-in-chief appointed new ANN chairperson 
The Star's editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018. 

Is Cambodia ready for SE Asia’s tallest building?
There is a desire to urbanise like other big cities in the region, but experts say time is not right for phnom penH to reach for the sky

Emergency declaration warns of coral extinction
Japan's environment ministry has prepared an emergency declaration over coral deaths caused by rising sea temperatures from global warming.

Manila on Asean summit alert more than 40,000 officers in field
Philippines police have been placed on the highest alert in preparation for the 30th Asean  summit this week in Manila to be attended by the leaders of member nations.

First Lao team to compete at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup
Vientiane - Team BUG5, a group of three young innovators, has earned the nomination to represent Laos in the South East Asian Regional Final Round of the 15th Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. 

France's presidential election: How the world reacted
PARIS - Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday emerged as the projected winners of a nail-biting first round presidential vote in France.

French presidential vote: international media react
PARIS - International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

South Korea bets on Paradise
Art meets gamฌbling at a massive new seaside resort

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