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The death sentence meted out on a Malaysian couple who starved their Indonesian maid to death should serve as a warning to other employers, says the Malaysian Maid Employers Association (Mama), The Star reports. China's health department chief says that there is no timetable for allowing every couple to have second child, according to a report in China Daily. A report in The Yomiuri Shimbun says that Chie Shinpo, senior managing director of brokerage giant Nomura Holdings Inc., will soon become the first woman to head a Japanese bank. Statistics show that the suicide rate in South Korea has tripled in the last 20 years, reaching 28.1 for every 100,000 people, The Korea Herald reports. A second wave of Japan's investors, especially small and medium-size enterprises, are seeking to invest in the Asean region and believe that Thailand could be a trading hub for the region despite the ongoing political conflict, The Nation writes.
A new film depicts friendship between a Japanese and Taiwanese high school baseball players during the colonial period
A steaming bowl of oden takes the chill off winter
A M'sian games studio is set to deliver a bone-chilling tale set in rural M'sia with their upcoming game, Tell No One.
When cold and hot meet
When in Rome...
Linking Hermit Kingdom to the world
Singaporean Geoffrey See hopes to change the lives of North Koreans he brings to Singapore through business and economics
Exploring domestic violence through bharatanatya
Using the power of movement, bharatanatyam dancer Kamini Manikam explored the issue of domestic violence in Lipstick.
Saturated, but necessary
Saturated fat is often seen as public enemy number one in the war against cholesterol, but it may be less fearsome than it seems