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  • NEWS

    Myanmar population at 51.5m in 2014

    Published on 30/05/2015

    » YANGON — The population of Myanmar totalled 51.5 million in the nationwide census conducted jointly by the Myanmar government and the United Nations last year, according to the final results released Friday.

  • NEWS

    Singapore population grows slowly

    Published on 25/09/2014

    » SINGAPORE - Singapore's population grew at the slowest rate in a decade over the past year, a government report said Thursday.

  • NEWS

    Seeing grey: Bracing for an elderly population explosion

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 09/06/2018

    » If you were to ask the people of Bangkok what problems they most earnestly want the city to solve, most respondents would point to nagging issues like traffic congestion, flash floods and the need to preserve more green space.

  • OPINION

    China and its repression of the Uighurs

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 23/08/2018

    » Two weeks ago, Prof Gay McDougall, co-chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, alleged that up to a million people belonging to the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang have been detained in concentration camps to be "re-educated" about religion.

  • BUSINESS

    Asean's mobile e-commerce leaders

    Business, Published on 23/05/2019

    » Mobile apps are playing a vital role in the development of e-commerce. According to a report by Google and Temasek, there are more than 350 million internet users in the six largest markets in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Selling the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/05/2019

    » During her student years in Temora in New South Wales, Helen Masters always thought that her interests lay in economics, but her inquisitiveness instead led her on another path. Her personal observations on how new technologies were changing her hometown eventually landed her a career she has followed to this day.

  • OPINION

    Journalism's duty of quality

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/05/2019

    » As the #NationBusted hashtag circulated online on March 20 following widespread criticism about Nation TV's broadcasting of a doctored audio clip, The Nation newspaper did not attempt to play down the story the following day. Neither did it bury the story for the sake of saving the face of its sister media house. Instead, it carried the story on the front page of its print edition.

  • NEWS

    Les Miserables: The simmering rage of Paris

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Cannes Day 2 witnesses the rage of Paris -- not the yellow wrath of gilets jaunes, but the brown-and-black anger of rundown suburbs that makes up the complex social structure of modern France.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Stay silly

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 10/04/2019

    » Depending on your age and sensibility, you either found Tom Green's comedy utterly hilarious or unfathomably puerile. His eponymous show, which ran on MTV from 1999, saw this gangly Canadian out to annoy the population of North America, sticking his camera in people's faces and doing dumb stunts, thereby providing a blueprint for the Jackass boys and a generation of foolish YouTubers.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.

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