Rebel armies plan federation

Nay Pyi Taw’s grip on ethnically distinct Kachin State is loose. Source: YouTube Leaders from 17 rebel armies in Myanmar are meeting in Kachin State...

Junta disbands Amnesty event 

The Thai military have shown little concern for human rights since seizing power in 2014. Source: Flickr   Thailand has prevented Amnesty International from unveiling its...

Gay couple win Thai surrogate custody battle

A kathoey or transgender Thai on Soi Bangla in Phuket. Thailand is generally extremely tolerant. Source: Flickr A gay couple from the USA have won...

Myanmar opposition candidate vows to return after machete attack

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A Myanmar MP from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy who was attacked with a machete...

Suu Kyi faces down military MPs

Myanmar’s Lower House with the military representatives visible in olive tan at the far end. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's military representatives in Parliament have clashed with...

Penang chief mulls snap election

Lim Guan Eng. Source: Wikimedia An opposition-controlled Malaysian state is considering early elections as a corruption scandal hits its chief minister in a move that might...

Post Pol Pot PM dies

Former prime minister Pen Sovann. Source: YouTube   Cambodia's first post-Khmer Rouge prime minister Pen Sovann has died aged 80.  He was installed by Vietnam only to...

Malaysia tries to cope with Trump

Malaysia is looking to Asean for export markets. Source: Wikimedia   Malaysia hopes to increase trade with the rest of Asean and Asia with the official...

Hun Sen looks to amend US jail deal 

Cambodia says it will renegotiate a deal with the US where convicted criminals of Cambodian heritage are sent back to Phnom Penh, retracting an...

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...

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