Junta accepts monk hunt defeat 

Traditional Thai Buddhists dislike the opulence of the Dhammakaya movement. The Thai junta has ended its 23-day siege of the kingdom's largest temple, where worshippers...

World Bank tips Myanmar for 7.8% growth

Agriculture provides the bulk of Myanmar’s exports. Source: Asean Economist After two years of impressive growth and macroeconomic stability, Myanmar faced a more difficult economic...

Beijing brushes off US admiral’s remarks

A mock-up of a “future” Woody Island in the Paracel Islands. Source: Deviantart Beijing has criticised a US admiral on the South China Sea and urged Washington...

S’pore tries to ease Chinese rage

A Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Singapore is trying to play down the impact that the seizure of nine of its armoured-personnel carriers could...

Malaysia invites more Chinese investment

Malaysia’s economy is increasingly tied to China. Source: Wikimedia Kuala Lumpur is reportedly expecting to see rising Chinese investment as firms in the developing giant...

China’s Java high-speed rail project hits buffers

It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: Flickr The Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

Malaysia on war footing for Asean summit

Barack Obama will be addressing the Asean summit.Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Around 4,000 police officers will provide security for the 27th Asean summit in Malaysia this...

Nomura picks 2018 GDP winners 

Prolonged growth in Indonesia and the Philippines will extend beyond 2018 driven by domestic demand and infrastructural projects, Nomura Securities investment bank has predicted.  The...

US list hails Asean ‘safety’ 

Most of Asean has been given reason to celebrate as a bizarre list by the US State Department on travel safety puts eight of...

Widodo demands monetarist reforms

Indonesia President Joko Widodo wants more economic liberalisation. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia will further open its markets and lift obstacles for foreign investors, President Joko Widodo told...

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Swiss move to ban palm-oil exports 

The regional parliament of Geneva in Switzerland has passed a resolution to exclude palm oil from free-trade talks with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

Three pre-dawn bombs exploded in Rakhine State’s troubled capital Sittwe, including one in the compound of the state government secretary's home, although no deaths...

Tourism survives Rohingya crisis 

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