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Naypyidaw: A mirror for Indonesia’s new capital

The capital city of Myanmar is not able to expand its involvement to beyond the realm of government.

Shooting for the golden era

Yangon: A deadly race to find hidden treasure, car chases and slick fight scenes drive the breakneck narrative of one of Myanmar’s latest blockbusters, as a new generation of directors aim to revive the country’s golden era of film.

Thai junta leader voted in as prime minister after election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's new parliament voted in ruling military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he overthrew an elected government.

Talks to keep Prayuth as PM

BANGKOK: Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-o-cha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.

Thai parties meet to discuss deal to keep coup leader as PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party on Monday to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.

UNHCR urges governments not to send refugees, asylum seekers back into danger

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged governments not to send refugees or asylum-seekers back to situations where their lives can be in danger.

Prayut poised to stay on as Thai PM

BANGKOK: Thailand’s pro-army Palang Pracharat party is looking for coalition partners from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayut Chan-ocha (pic), who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.

After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.

Press for more freedom

WORLD Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on 3 May, and with this year’s theme “Media for Democracy” – it is time to reflect on the hopes and challenges faced by the press in our region and particularly in Malaysia Baharu, where the Pakatan Harapan government promised more transparency, accountability and the repeal of oppressive laws which have previously silenced the press and dissenting views.

'I shall reign with righteousness': Thailand crowns king in ornate ceremonies

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday completed Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation crowned its first monarch in nearly seven decades.