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...

India may send wild tigers to Cambodia

Cambodia will need to address the threat from poachers. Source: Flickr Six female and two male Indian tigers could be moved to Cambodia, where big cats...

Indonesia’s $1bn war on plastic

The Citarum, east of Jakarta, is regarded as the most polluted river in the world. Source: Flickr Indonesia will allocate up to US$1 billion a...

Silence over Myanmar dam

  Aung San Suu Kyi and Xi Jinping meet in Beijing. Source: YouTube China and Myanmar say they will forge closer ties as "blood brothers", as State Counsellor Aung...

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...

Indonesia retreats on energy tax

President Joko Widodo has promised to increase power production while cutting outputs. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta has postponed a levy on fossil fuels intended to support...

Asean marks tsunami anniversary 

The 2004 tsunami hits Ao Nang in Thailand. Source: Wikimedia At least 400 victims from the 2004 tsunami that killed 226,000 people remain unidentified in...

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...

Freeport row threatens bilateral ties

Little profit from Freeport’s mines has filtered down to the indigenous Papuans. Source: Wikimedia     Indonesian traders fear that tensions between US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan and...

Region chokes on ‘haze’ again

Smog has made life difficult for Singaporeans in previous years. Source: Wikimedia "Haze" has returned to Singapore with the air smelling of burning from fires...

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