ANN Desk (Asia)

The members of the ANN News Desk is located in several Asian countries. Stories under this lable are written by the ANN Team.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian diplomats seem to have given up, deferring queries on neighbors’ complaints to the Environment and Forestry Ministry.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia’s Queen is well-known internationally for her voluntary work with Girl Guides associations and the Women’s Institute.

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - AirAsia will stop selling cigarettes on its flights. 

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) -​ An overview of digital strategies across Asia in light of the first ever annual Digital Economy Report released by UNCTAD last week.

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia (The Star/ANN) - Eye drops, throat lozenges and antihistamines for stuffy nose are in high demand as people try to stave off the adverse effects of the haze.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - The MCA Civil Society Coordination Bureau has called on the government to set up a tribunal to address the complaints of e-hailing drivers as part of the government’s efforts to regulate the industry.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - HKEx’s (0388.HK)  US$32 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) raised quite a few eyebrows on 9/11.   

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) -  Zakir Naik, the controversial Indian Muslim preacher is on the wanted list in India, but in Malaysia, he is well received by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.

BANGKOK (ANN Desk) - Given the fact that global investment banking and securities market revenues have remained stagnant (in spite of the buoyant US stock market), the large exchanges are looking for strategic ways out of the revenue/scale/technology quandary.

NEW DELHI (The Staesman/ANN) - Spread over 9.5 acres, this 282-feet tall building can house more than 15,000 employees.