Vietnam tells China to back off

Paracel Islands Vietnam has repeated requests that China respects its sovereignty and international law, abide by the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in...

Malaysian bonds spring back to life

Malaysia’s bonds are stabilising, firing up a debate on when to invest in Asia’s worst-performing debt. The country’s corporate dollar-denominated notes have returned 1.5 per...

Japan to help Asean members cope with ageing populations

Japan hopes to help Asean members cope with their ageing populations, reports said today. It plans to launch a public-private consultation mechanism in the next...

EU and Asean hold first policy dialogue on human rights

Image: Asean. The EU and Asean have held their first policy dialogue on human rights in Brussels. “The first policy dialogue allowed for open and constructive...

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Rakhine police shoot protesters

Seven people have reportedly been shot dead and 12 injured when Myanmar’s police opened fire on Buddhist protesters in troubled Rakhine State. An event marking...

Measles ravages Papua children

  Indonesia is struggling to contain a prolonged outbreak of measles in poverty-stricken Papua Province that has killed dozens of children. Dr Stefanus Lange at a...

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...