SINGPAORE: ASEAN needs to stay united as it confronts challenges facing the 10-member regional bloc. For that, relations should move beyond diplomacy to become more people-driven. This was the consensus of panellists at the Future50 talk held by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).

Malaysia's government has unveiled plans to create a new airline and signed a $1.5bn (£1bn) deal with Bombardier for 20 new aircraft. The new carrier would be called flymojo and be based out of Johor Bahru in the south and Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia.

Malaysia and Myanmar have agreed to forge stronger ties via exchanges of visits at all levels to further boost government-to-government cooperations and people-to-people contacts.

China's female acrobatic pilots Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei, He Xiaoli have left for Malaysia on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, where they will be performing at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) next week.

Papers say global celebrations of the Chinese New Year reflect the country's growing prominence in the world. The Lunar New Year, also known as The Spring Festival, is one of the most important occasions in China. The New Year celebrations, which started on Thursday, will continue for two weeks.

Video highlights from CPD's panel discussion on the local impact of ASEAN.

A new article by Juan Zhang in the 2015 issue of the International Journal of Communication.

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