West Papuan protesters arrested 

  Jakarta is trying to keep the Papuan separatists quiet. Source: Flickr  Indonesian police have detained an estimated 528 protesters across the archipelago who were demanding...

1988 activists demand charter change

Myanmar has a measure of democracy. Source: Wikimedia   On Monday, politicians, activists and students from across Myanmar marked the 28th anniversary of the "8888 Uprising"...

Coup and China downturn stifle Thai recovery

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A recent upturn in private consumption and investment in Thailand has not stopped the economy struggling last month, according to recent data. The...

Suu Kyi tries to win over China

Myitsone dam site near Myitkyina, Kachin State. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is in China for presumably her most challenging diplomatic...

Three jailed for waving South Vietnam flag

The US left many loyalists behind in South Vietnam in 1975. Source: Wikimedia Three Vietnamese women who waved the national flags of the former South...

UN issues brutal Rakhine report 

Much of the Rohingya community has been forced to live in camps since 2012 riots. Source: Flickr The UN says Myanmar's security forces have committed...

Landmark talks held on Indonesia massacres

A still from the recent film, the Act of Killing, about the 1965-66 massacres. Source: Vimeo Indonesia's leaders have taken part in an unprecedented meeting...

Protests over Thailand’s conviction of migrant workers grow in Myanmar

The picturesque island of Koh Tao was shaken by the brutal murders. Photo: Flickr. Angry protests are growing in Yangon following the conviction of two...

S’pore exchange fails again

Singapore's unreliable stock exchange is raising eyebrows. Source: Wikimedia Loh Boon Chye marked his first anniversary as Singapore Exchange (SGX) CEO when it was forced to halt...

S’pore clamps down on LGBT event 

Singapore's Pink Dot lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights demonstration will only allow citizens and permanent residents to attend because of legal changes. Pink...

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