Reef naming angers Manila 

The Philippines has complained about China's move to name undersea features on Manila's continental shelf amid fears Beijing may be claiming more maritime territory. President...

Malaysia-UK arms deal in peril: claim

The European Union’s proposed ban on palm oil could endanger a possible US$6.3 billion defence deal between Malaysia and the UK, the anti-EU British...

Palm-oil sector calls for EU trade war 

The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has urged the government to halt trade deals with the European Union until the bloc’s proposed ban on...

HRW blames Papua measles on govt

Measles in eastern Indonesia’s Papua province has killed around 100 indigenous children this month although the disease is easily preventable with a safe and...

KL to lobby WTO on palm oil

  Malaysia's trade minister Mustapa Mohamed has described the European Parliament’s backing of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels as a...

Animal ‘smuggler’ held in Thailand 

Thailand’s police have arrested an alleged animal-smuggling boss who they say ran an international network that trafficked elephant ivory, rhino horn and wildlife, threatening...

Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

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...

Indonesia eyes aviation boom

The Indonesian aviation industry is forecasting double-digit passenger growth for 2018 due to rising demand. Transport Ministry aviation boss Bintang Hidayat said he expected air...

Filipinos die in jeepney crash 

A bus collided with a jeepney van carrying pilgrims to Christmas Mass in the Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead and adding to...

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Singapore targets Asean smart cities 

Asean’s leaders will gather in Singapore from today (Wednesday) until Saturday for the 32nd Asean summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chairing.  Singapore says...

Suu Kyi to skip Asean summit 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this weekend’s Asean summit in Singapore and President Win Myint, who was sworn in last...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...