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...

Cambodia bans sand exports

Cambodia has banned sand exports from a coastal region where it was mainly being shipped to Singapore, although activists say earlier bans on the...

Vietnam angers China with drilling 

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the South China Sea claimed by China. A drilling ship on contract to international firm...

Vietnam jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

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...

S’pore oil-rig slump continues

Orders at Singaporean shipyards fell by more than half last year as the offshore industry was hammered by falling oil prices. Companies in the sector...

Cambodia ‘probes’ illegal timber trade

Cambodia says it is investigating claims of large-scale timber smuggling to Vietnam.  Phnom Penh's environment minister, Say Sam Al, told the Cambodia Daily that investigations...

Six journalists deported from Papua 

Six Japanese journalists trying to make a documentary have been deported by the Indonesian authorities from the province of Papua.  The team was working for...

Widodo mulls capital move

Plans are under discussion to relocate the capital of Indonesia, as a drastic solution to reports that the sprawling megacity of Jakarta, which is...

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Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

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The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

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The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...