ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - History does not repeat itself, but there are patterns that may give lessons on how to handle the next one.   Reinhart and Rogoff argue that it is excess debt accumulation that “poses greater systemic risks than it seems during a boom”. 

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - It is sad to see that many of our political leaders had to get involved in so much unproductive politicking that led to a change in government so soon after the last general elections held only in May 2018.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - In 2003, the Independent Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) tested Coca-Cola beverage and found pesticide levels, 30 times higher than the EU standards. To make one litre of Coke it requires three litres of water, whereas Sri Lanka has a rich bio-diversity - rich in its water resource, compared with Kenya and India.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - All over the world, it has been established that this perpetual discrimination against women, the worst consequence of which is violence, retards a nation from going forward in every single way. It is therefore not hard to understand why in countries where there is unfettered violence against women, economic and social development will always take a backseat.

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - It’s tempting to believe that India has been communalised beyond repair. But there is no alternative to re-secularising India.

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - The new government in Malaysia is taking office against the backdrop of decelerated global economy and coronavirus outbreak.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - With the coronavirus outbreak spreading faster around the world than within China, there is a feeling globally that “things are seriously not okay” says Andrew Sheng.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - The coronavirus epidemic raises a fundamental question whether society can take care of the individual as promised under the social contract? 

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - This is not the time to blame governments for responding inadequately to crisis management.  We should be praising and supporting actively all the healthcare doctors, nurses and personnel who are putting their own lives at risk to make sure that the threat is contained. 

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) – By the end of next year or early 2022, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will build an infrastructure “region” in Jakarta, in the biggest investment in Indonesia's information and technology sector.