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A survey of Singapore's tech start-ups found that more than half of new firms survive for more than five years, compared with 42-per-cent in...

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Junta bans exiled critics

Thailand’s junta has announced a ban on all online interaction with three exiled critics. The Digital Economy and Society Ministry said citizens could be prosecuted...

UK looks to Singapore model 

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Duterte and junta vow to tackle drugs

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20,000 flee Myanmar’s civil war: China

A sign at Mandalay Palace stresses the military’s role in society. More than 20,000 Burmese refugees have fled into China to avoid fighting, according to...

Thai activist sued for FB share

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US firm gets Singapore rail nod

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Junta called to launch aircraft probe

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China to help Thais build arms 

US-Thai military cooperation is unlikely to be as close again. Source: Wikimedia  Thailand's junta is in talks with the Chinese military about developing the Thai...

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