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American and Thai wife arrested for selling ‘ice’ in Bang Lamung, Pattaya | The Thaiger

THAILAND

An American and his Thai wife have been arrested in Pattaya for possessing nearly a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, plus a hand gun along with ammunition.

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Malaysia's parliament approves Bill to lower voting age to 18 - CNA

KUALA LUMPUR

Malaysia’s parliament on Tuesday (Jul 16) approved a Bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.

After several hours of debate, 211 out of 222 members of parliament voted in favour of amending Malaysia’s federal constitution, allowing the changes to be introduced. 

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Thousands of Tokyo commuters told to work from home to avoid Olympic crush - The Guardian

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Hundreds of thousands of employees in Tokyo will work from home for two weeks as part of a trial of measures designed to reduce congestion during next year’s Olympics.

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More mosquitoes or mutating virus? Experts have different views on dengue spike - CNA

SINGAPORE

Singapore could see more cases of dengue than usual in 2019 after a lull of a few years, but it is not clear what is causing the current spike, infectious diseases experts told CNA.

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Google warns HKs Joshua Wong of government-backed hackers - Bloomberg

HONG KONG via (BLOOMBERG)

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc warned him about government-backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s historic protests continue to draw global attention – and China’s ire.

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Melaka tourism association praises arrest of 'Spiderman' by Immigration Dept - AsiaOne

MELAKA

The Melaka Tourism Business Club has praised officers of the state Immigration Department for arresting “Spiderman” here last weekend.

The club’s deputy president Dennis Samford said foreigners have been peddling items and wearing superhero outfits to dodge the authorities.

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Does Taiwan Belong to China? | ADVChina

We answer the question that many are afraid to touch upon. Taiwan, the Republic of China is claimed by the PRC, the People’s Republic of China.

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