Asia Landing Page Submitted by nilasen on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:27 Top Stories Manila enters lockdown as Super Typhoon Noru makes landfall Schools and offices in Metro Manila and seven other regions are shut from Monday. The great Australian property slump is in full swing as interest rates surge Tokyo tightens security for Abe's state funeral as protests continue With scores of foreign VIPs among those attending the funeral, the authorities are not taking any chances. Malaysia's next general election to cost over RM1 billion: Election commission The higher costs are largely due to more manpower and other resources needed for a larger pool of voters. 'You cannot survive': Inflation bites as Thai election looms More targeted policy measures needed for lower-income households, say experts. 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