Time for a palm-oil rethink 

Malaysia and Indonesia’s trade ministers have said they will “discuss and coordinate” palm oil export issues, including organising a joint mission to the EU.  But...

Malaysia fears rabies outbreak 

Malaysia and Thailand will hold talks next month to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on disease control amid growing fears of a Borneo...

Jokowi’s son faces blasphemy probe

Indonesia's police are probing an allegation of blasphemy against the youngest son of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said Kaesang Pangarep,...

Obama hails Indonesian tolerance 

Former US president Barack Obama has called on Indonesia to stand up for tolerance, moderation and respect for others, while warning that sectarian politics...

Foreigners flee Bali prison 

The Indonesian authorities are hunting for four foreign prisoners who escaped from Bali’s overcrowded Kerobokan prison (pictured) by crawling through a tunnel dug under...

Widodo scrambles for Chinese cash

The high-profile Belt and Road summit in Beijing in May saw Indonesian President Joko Widodo trying to persuade his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to...

Jakarta races to count islands 

Indonesia's islands have never been successfully counted, although a 1996 law estimated there were 17,508, but now Jakarta is hoping to get an exact...

Jakarta cleric faces porn charges 

Jakarta's police have named an Islamist leader as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos, a new legal threat to the...

Suicide bomb arrests made

Indonesia's police said they had arrested more suspected militants following suicide bombings in Jakarta last week that killed three police officers. Islamic State claimed...

141 held in gay Jakarta raid 

Jakarta police detained 141 men (pictured), including several foreigners in a raid on a gay sauna in the north of Indonesia's capital.  Police spokesman Argo...

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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

Police in the troubled Indonesian province of Papua say they have named six people as suspects out of 17 detained over the weekend after...

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...