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    Family first for vulnerable children, no matter what

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 30/07/2018

    » Should the state be responsible for taking care of children in vulnerable condition, orphaned or not? Many believe it has a duty in some cases, such as children who have been exposed to religious extremism and terrorism or even involved by militant parents in terrorist attacks.

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    Proactive Asean essential

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 28/01/2019

    » The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) must be more proactive in influencing the discourse on the new geostrategic architecture and play a more active role in shaping the international economic system, says secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi.

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    Indonesia tracks terrorist funding to Australia

    Asia focus, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Indonesian financial intelligence specialists are lobbying their Southeast Asian counterparts to adopt a stronger regional approach to tracking the flow of terrorism funding, based on an existing cooperation model between Indonesia and Australia.

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    Clinging to hope

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

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    Modi in Israel

    Asia focus, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Narendra Modi made history in the first week of July as the first sitting Indian prime minister to visit Israel. The visit reflects the rapidly growing warm ties between the two democratic nations, as they seek greater cooperation on a range of issues including trade, defence, tourism, agriculture and water technologies.

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    Australia's e-envoy

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/07/2017

    » Step into the office of Tobias Feakin during lunchtime and you might hear the pulsing bass of Jack Bruce from 1960s legends Cream or the latest album by Circa Waves, a Liverpool-based indie rock band of more recent vintage. Listening to music, he says, helps him unwind, and a taste for British bands reflects his time spent studying in the UK.

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    Film on teen's brush with ISIS sends powerful message

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 05/09/2016

    » An Indonesian teenager in the central Turkish city of Kayseri got a new lease on life in June 2014 when an acquaintance didn't show up to pick him up and take him across the border to Syria. That day, he was spared from an experience that could have cost him his life or led to his conviction as a terrorist if he survived and returned to Indonesia alive.

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    Managing Supplier Risk in the Global Supply Chain

    Business, Published on 24/03/2017

    » Suppliers and service providers exist to serve the global supply chain, but they may also cause harm through poorly managed risk. This can happen in many ways. For example, if you work for or are in partnership with a US-registered company and a supplier engages in fraud or a third-party sales agent takes a bribe, it can attract huge fines under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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    Money mess

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Saurabh Goyal is facing the worst time of his life. The director of BD Green Homes, a New Delhi real estate company, he has not made a single property deal since the government launched its surprise demonetisation campaign.

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    India's 'Good Sense Tax'

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Mangal Singh Rawal is finally seeing some light at the end of the dark tunnel that he and many other businessmen have been navigating for years.

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