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I think best thing for Hong Kong's Carrie Lam is to resign: Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

Speaking at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Mahathir, referring to Beijing, said Lam 'has to obey the masters and at the same time she has to ask her conscience.'

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Southeast Asia's internet economy to hit $300 billion by 2025: Report

The region's online industry has more than tripled in the past four years alone as young users turn to their phones to do everything from banking, playing games and purchasing plane tickets.

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Singapore's 'fake news' law takes effect as critics sound alarm

The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false.

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Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes

The biggest march remained on Hong Kong island, a frequent battlefield between police and protesters.

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Fire on oil tankers at South Korean port injures eighteen

The fire has now been largely put out.

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Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 23

More than 100 people were also injured and at least 15,000 people had to evacuate because their houses were damaged by the strong jolt.

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Myanmar to become last country to adopt Unicode for communication

October 1 is "U-Day", when Myanmar officially adopts the new system.

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Four bodies recovered from crashed Indonesian cargo plane

On Wednesday, the Search and Rescue Agency said that four bodies were discovered near the wreckage of the small plane.

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Malaysia can revoke Zakir Naik's PR status: Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir said the government will first wait for the results of the police investigation into the alleged inflammatory remarks made by him against minorities in Malaysia, reported Malay Mail.

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Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine state

Rakhine state is one of Myanmar's poorest regions and NGOs provide aid to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims still languishing in displacement camps as well as other local communities. 

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Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: Report

Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready to take back refugees, blaming Bangladesh for failed efforts to kick-start returns.

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Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough; UN investigator calls for assets freeze

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee called for the commanders' assets to be frozen. 

Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough: UN investigator calls for commanders' assets to be…

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Dozens of people found stranded in Myanmar's Rakhine: Official

Each year thousands of Rohingya and stateless Bangladeshis try to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by sea.

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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the UN's cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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United Nations investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar

A 2017 military crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. 

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