BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - According to CEOWORLD magazine’s Global Passport Ranking for 2020, Brunei passport maintains its rank as 3rd powerful in Asean.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) – The country with a population of 51 million is a cultural powerhouse - with its artists and cultural content not only stealing the hearts of global audiences but winning international acclaim. The proof? Here are three Bs that hail from South Korea. 

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) – Cambodians have been cultivating and producing rice since the early Neolithic period, shows scientific test results of black rice fossils found in the basement of the Preah Ko temple site in Thala Barivat district, Stung Treng province.

MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Japanese company’s 28-year-old production plant in the country would close down next month sending shock to more than a hundred workers of Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) who were holed up on Sunday inside the car factory in Santa Rosa City, Laguna province.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - What impression would I leave if, on our first meeting, I asked you questions about your salary, home address and family? It would not be a good one. Not only is this impolite, forcing you to answer would also be a violation of your right to privacy.

THIMPU (Kuensel/ANN) -  According to predictions from College of Astrology in Pangrizampa, Thimphu, while the Male Iron Rat Year is expected to bring peace and harmony to the people in general, there could be problems for children and elderly citizens.


COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, called for a thorough investigation to find out why the political leadership and the security authorities had failed to act in spite of having specific intelligence on the Easter Sunday carnage. 

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - Six Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) will be signed by Myanmar with India during President U Win Myint’s four-day goodwill visit to India.

WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ANN) - After President Donald Trump skipped the meetings two years in a row, eight Asean leaders will gather in Las Vegas on March 14 for a US-Asean summit characterised by some analysts as an olive branch from the United States.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) – Apart from First Lady Melania, President Trump will be accompanied by a high-level delegation during the trip which will take him to Ahmedabad, Agra, and New Delhi.