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New Thai PM meets Musk, US tech chiefs in investment push

Thailand's new prime minister, Srettha Thavisin, meets tech leaders like Elon Musk, Google, Microsoft executives, and BlackRock CEO to boost the economy, focusing on sustainable development and clean energy investments.

Blockbuster movie scares Chinese tourists away from Thailand

Social media rumors and a movie depicting danger and scams have altered the image of Thailand for Chinese tourists, causing a significant drop in visitors and impacting the nation's tourism-driven economy.

JPEX crypto fraud casts shadow over Hong Kong nascent policy

Hong Kong investors, like Jenny, fell prey to JPEX's scam, revealing regulatory gaps. Highlights need for stricter oversight in crypto. A reminder of risks and regulatory importance.

Microsoft to offer OpenAI’s Dall-E 3 in Bing

Microsoft will integrate OpenAI's Dall-E 3, an image creation tool, into Bing search engine, enhancing AI capabilities to compete with Google. This move follows their partnership with OpenAI and dedication to AI advancement.

China VP warns at UN of ‘strong will’ on Taiwan

In a UN address, China reaffirmed its resolve on Taiwan, advocating peaceful reunification while emphasizing its determination to safeguard sovereignty. It echoed aspirations for China's unity.


Indonesia’s minister touts robust post-Covid-19 economic recovery with consistent 5% growth

Indonesia's Coordinating Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, touts the nation's robust post-pandemic economic recovery at the UAE-Indonesia Economic Business Forum 2023, highlighting strong growth and investment potential.

Indonesian TikTok Influencer sentenced to 2 years in prison for controversial TikTok video on religious blasphemy

In a landmark ruling, Lina Mukherjee, an Indonesian TikTok influencer, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined IDR 250 million (US$16,200) for her contentious video, where she uttered "bismillah" before eating pork, igniting a debate on religious insensitivity in Indonesia.

PDIP’s Ganjar Pranowo hints at potential alliance with Prabowo Subianto for 2024 Indonesian Presidential Race

The potential partnership between Ganjar Pranowo of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) and Prabowo Subianto in the 2024 Presidential Election is a topic of discussion. At a recent campaign meeting, Pranowo acknowledged the ongoing discourse and stressed that in politics, "anything is possible" until confirmed by the General Election Commission (KPU).

Is the withdrawal of access blocking direction of East Asia Forum, an example of how Singapore practices “Rule by Law”?

In the recent reversal involving POFMA and the East Asia Forum, Singapore's legal approach has raised questions. The differential treatment between local and foreign entities, combined with apparent selective enforcement, raises concerns about the nation's commitment to the rule of law versus the rule by law.