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Thai anti-graft official accused of hiding millions in assets

Bangkok: A top anti-corruption official in Thailand has been accused of concealing millions of dollars in assets including an upscale London apartment, according to the agency tasked with tackling endemic graft in the kingdom.

Fragile wings, cloudy skies

To the uninitiated observer, the recent announcement of India’s civil aviation regulator that domestic airlines had registered growth of 2.62% in the first five months of 2019 in comparison to 2018 may suggest cloudless skies. The reality though is that India’s aviation sector is a bird flying with at least one damaged wing. The causes are many and include bad policy, slipshod regulation and slippery entrepreneurs. Sadly now, many of these ills are coming home to roost.

Jokowi to unleash ‘potential’

JAKARTA: Glancing at an iPad attached to a keyboard on a long wooden table in his palatial Jakarta office, Indonesian President Joko Widodo doesn’t look like your average political street brawler.

Exclusive: New Kurdish PM says priority is stronger Baghdad ties, rather than independence

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Two years after a failed independence bid plunged Iraq's Kurdistan Region into months of instability, the new regional prime minister said his priority was strengthening ties with Baghdad, signalling dreams of self-rule should be put on hold.

Best Tour Operator honour for travel agency

APPLE Vacations and Conventions bagged the Best Tour Operator (Outbound) 2019 award at the MATTA Awards 2019.