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Business

Call for enterprise business strategy as global economy walks into crisis

GLOBAL growth is expected to moderate in 2019 with risks skewed to the downside as investors attuned to the US-China trade war, uncertainty on China’s growth, the US Fed rate hike aggressiveness, global monetary policy tightening with central banks taking a step back from their long-standing market support from the very low interest rates for nearly a decade and emerging market debt noises.

ASEAN+

South Korea foundation scraps award for Suu Kyi

SEOUL: One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi (pic) of its 2004 prize due to her “indifference” to the atrocities against the Rohingya minority, organisers said.

World

Clashes break out after Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police clashed with young protestors in central Athens on Saturday after thousands marched to mark the anniversary of a violently quashed student uprising in 1973 that helped topple the military junta.

TECH

Thai proposal for all-powerful cyber agency alarms businesses, activists

A proposed cybersecurity law in Thailand would give a new government agency sweeping powers to spy on Internet traffic, order the removal of content, or even seize computers without judicial oversight, alarming businesses and activists.

World

Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award

YANGON (Reuters) - Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Travel

Female motortaxi drivers on the rise in Bangkok

More female motortaxi drivers are choosing to brave the risky traffic-logged roads of Bangkok and discrimination for the flexible work schedule, which allows them ownership over their lives.

ASEAN+

Female motortaxi drivers on the rise in Bangkok

Bangkok (AFP) - Hair pulled back tightly as she lounges on her red scooter, Ar is a rare sight among the male-dominated ranks of Bangkok's motortaxi riders plying their trade on the Thai capital's treacherous roads.

World

Greek university halts classes to protest over drug use on its doorstep

ATHENS (Reuters) - Classes were called off at Athens University of Economics and Business on Wednesday in a protest by staff about the increasing number of addicts injecting drugs at its entrance and in surrounding streets.

Nation

Prelude to tyranny

PLATO once talked about the shrewd demagogues who subvert a polity by using its freedoms and institutions. The 20th century provides some chilling lessons in how a society can be shanghaied into a tyrannical one.

ASEAN+

UN: Army should be removed from politics

Yangon: Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said in the final version of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.