S’pore death row under fire 

Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences has filled death row with minor drug offenders, argues Amnesty International. The report, “Cooperate or Die” said death...

Another gay raid in Jakarta 

Indonesian police have arrested 58 people, including eight foreigners, at a Jakarta sauna popular with gay men, pointing to a further erosion of tolerance...

CNRP MPs flee ‘dictator’

Most Cambodian opposition parliamentarians have now fled abroad to escape arrest ahead of next July’s general election, according to an MP.  Prime Minister Hun Sen,...

UN body rejects Papuan appeal 

The UN’s decolonisation committee says it will not accept a petition signed by 1.8 million Papuans, calling for independence from Indonesia, saying the cause...

Yingluck sentenced in absentia 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has fled the country, has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced to five years in...

UN called to act over Papua

The UN has been accused by Melanesian leaders of ignoring human rights abuses in the unstable Indonesian province of Papua and demanded global support...

Rights crushed as election looms

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party are looking to retain power in next year's general election and the inevitable consequence is...

Singapore crowns president without vote 

Singapore is set to have its first female president this week, with only one candidate qualifying for an election limited to the Malay ethnic...

Hun Sen jails key rival 

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is clamping down on his critics ahead of next year's general election as an opposition leader was arrested and...

Ex-Thai PM cleared of 2010 killings 

Thailand's Supreme Court has dismissed criminal charges against a military-allied former prime minister and his deputy for their role in the heavy-handed crushing of...

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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...

US knew about slaughter: files

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...