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South Korea- No Budget for 2014

South Korea’s Minister of Strategy and Finance revealed that the government will not introduce a supplementary budget in fiscal year 2014.

The government is not planning any additional budget and measures will be included in the budget for 2015.


Indonesia: a culinary journey

“Congratulations!” Bama smiled, his eyes lighting up as he spoke. “You’re officially Indonesian.”

But there was no revocation of passports, no oath of citizenship to a new country. 961 more words


New Cambodian laws a setback for shaky court system

Cambodia’s notoriously weak judicial system is likely to be set back even further when three laws enshrining executive control pass in the coming days.

Known as the ‘three fundamental laws’, the judiciary laws are constitutionally mandated legislation meant to ensure an independent judicial system. 900 more words

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Thailand-Proposal on changes to VAT rate during 2014 and 2015

The government of Thailand has announced a proposal according to which if approved the value added tax rate would be reduced from 7% to 6.3% between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015. 44 more words


Fears of War Looming in Asia? Thoughts on the Pew Research Center Report

This was an interesting report! Between March and June 2014, the Pew Research Center conducted a broad-based survey, which involved  48,643 respondents in 44 countries, concerning the security situation in Asia. 543 more words

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

This is one of the many cards I received from Pglina. :)

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is an Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. 80 more words


Finding Pearls in the Ocean

I am so lucky that I got to travel to another part of the city by my 2nd week here with Vietnam Save the Children. 331 more words

PULSE 2014