Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...

Jakarta distraught over flag mishap

Indonesia has accused the organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia of negligence after its nondescript flag was printed upside down, making it look...

S’pore opens breast-milk bank 

A milk bank has been launched by Singapore's KK hospital for women and children to help mothers who cannot produce enough breast milk, especially...

US blasts religious repression 

Freedom of worship was harshly limited last year in Vietnam and Myanmar, where Muslims and Christians in the Buddhist-majority union were harassed by government...

S’pore promised infrastructure boom 

Major Singaporean infrastructure projects over the next decade will put the national economy on a stronger footing, according to Lawrence Wong, minister for national...

US death tied to Jakarta scandal

An American witness in a US$173 million Indonesian corruption probe linked to a national electronic identity card system reportedly told witness-protection officials he was...

Manila downplays peso slide 

The Philippine central bank is hoping to ease the troubled foreign exchange market after the peso hit an 11-year low, saying it would work...

Teo hopes to deepen Indonesia ties 

Singapore is committed to long-term ties with Indonesia and is working to ensure that the agenda for the Leaders' Retreat on September 7 will...

Javans target giant Chinese statue 

A 30-metre statue (pictured) of a Chinese deity was covered with an enormous sheet in East Java Province, after Indonesian Muslims threatened to destroy...

Police hail Shan drug bust 

Myanmar's police say they have seized 20 million methamphetamine pills along with other drugs and arrested four suspects in the border town of Tachileik...

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Thai GDP exceeds forecasts 

The Thai economy expanded at its fastest rate in four years during the second quarter of 2017, exceeding forecasts. The growth was partly fuelled...

Police name Papua mine suspects

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Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...