ANN Desk (Asia)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte minced no words in rejecting support for ceremonies that would mark the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021, a year before Duterte steps down from office.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Malaysians witnessed Harimau Malaya beating Indonesia 3-2 in their World Cup qualifying match.

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The signs of digital transformation are not only evident in Indonesia and Viet Nam, other countries in the Asean region have already embraced this digital revolution.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The Digital Economy Report 2019 released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows Singapore and South Korea top the charts when it comes to companies receiving orders online.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Patrick Healy has been appointed as Cathay Pacific Airways' chairman of the board and executive director to succeed John Robert Slosar, who resigned on Wednesday.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - In a new poll released by the UN Children’s Fund and the UN Special Representative on Violence against Children says that around one-in-three young people across 30 countries have been bullied online.

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia ( The Star/ANN) - The emerging gig economy is proving to be a viable option in helping the elderly yet capable workers make ends meet, said Malaysia E-Hailing Drivers Association (MeHDA) president, Daryl Chong.

SINGAPORE  (Straits Times/ANN) - At the very least, our aim should be to raise public awareness of these efforts to mislead, and encourage audiences to pause and question what they read before sending it along.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - A more accommodative approach to prevent an immediate crisis in the South China Sea (SCS) is underway as strategies of China, the Philippines and Vietnam have seen the manifestation of subterranean factors at play.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The members of United Nations negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement in which India made four commitments.