Earlier this week, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was quoted as saying that rallies were a “waste of time”. He was, of course, referring to Sunday’s Future Forward Party (FFP)-backed rally referred to as “Run Against Dictatorship” by some quarters and “Run to Oust Uncle” by others.“I am not an enemy of anyone.
The start-up ecosystem in Southeast Asia is improving and nurturing more homegrown start-ups. Based on data from a report by e27, Asia's largest tech media platform, titled ‘Southeast Asia’s start-up ecosystem report 2018’, at least 5,828 active start-ups are operating across six ASEAN countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines).
Over the weekend, the second ASEAN Lifestyle Week 2019 (ALW2019) was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia to showcase the best that ASEAN small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have to offer in the lifestyle sector. Organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (Penyayang), ALW2019 had exhibitors from across the region comprised of businesses from different sectors.
With memories of Malaysia’s unexpected political shake-up still fresh, investors have three big elections to stay on edge about in the first half of 2019.Thailand is set to finally hold a vote on 24 February after several delays since the ruling party took over in a bloodless military coup in 2014. Indonesia’s turn is 17 April, a rematch between President Joko Widodo and his rival Prabowo Subianto.