Duterte admits hidden accounts

Rodrigo Duterte’s remarkably successful campaign might be derailed by the financial claims. Source: Flickr   Philippine presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte’s tough stance on corruption is looking...

Obama prepares to arm old foe

Vietnam’s once-seemingly invincible military was starved of investment for many years. Source: Wikimedia US President Barack Obama has announced an end to the US embargo...

Shanmugam demands tolerance

Feelings are running high around the globe about Donald Trump. Source: Vimeo Amid growing Islamophobia and religious extremism, Singapore must never allow xenophobia and mob...

Critics rage at Duterte ICC exit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not effect the probe into alleged human-rights abuses during his so-called war...

Indonesia puts fire deaths at 19

Thick grey smoke hovers over Sumatra triggering air quality alerts The death toll from the heavy haze blanketing parts of Indonesia has climbed to 19,...

S’pore eyes driverless buses

CleanTech Park in Singapore is pioneering driverless technology. Source: Wikimedia Singapore is set to trial two 12-metre, full-size driverless buses in Jurong West near the Nanyang...

China begins to weave rail web 

Construction of the Thai-Lao-Chinese railway has started in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand with the enticing prospect of high-speed trains linking China with Singapore,...

The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

Maybank, HSBC move to incorporate Singapore operations

Singapore is reforming its banking sector. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia’s Maybank said it had held talks to incorporate its operations in Singapore, saying the city-state "is...

Falling FDI stunts Myanmar growth 

Myanmar’s legal exports are still dominated by agricultural products. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar's dramatic economic growth appears to be slowing after the boost provided by...

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Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...

Najib deceived MPs: finance chief 

Malaysia's incoming finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) says the previous administration of Najib Razak deceived voters "about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB". "It is...

Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...