Asia News Network

THIMPHU (Asia News Network) - No country should see its people’s access to services and life opportunities curtailed by a rich and powerful few who steal from the public, often with impunity. We must demand change, and our governments must rise-up and heed our calls.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN Desk) – Scandal dogs military rulers as campaigners call for lifting of ban on free expression ahead of election promised for November next year    

JAKARTA (ANN Desk) – Crucial presidential ally pleads for his political life amid corruption allegations     

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN Desk) – Observers warn democracy watchdog will lose all legitimacy by toeing govt line after opposition dissolution 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN Desk) – Chinese tech giant becomes first Asian firm to break $500 billion valuation mark

YANGON (Myanmar Eleven/ANN Desk) – Time to shift focus from stabilisation to growth, says mission chief 

MANILA (ANN Desk) –  Country’s top lawyer braces for impeachment hearing this week  

BEIJING (ANN Desk) – Earnings in world’s biggest cinema market up 15 per cent

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN Desk) – After opposition dissolved, Hun Sen’s govt vows to stamp out any lingering dissent 

MANILA (The Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) – Scarborough Shoal patrols 'halted almost two years ago in exchange for economic concessions'