Annual Thai road carnage looms 

As Thailand prepares for its new year holiday this month, almost 200 hospitals are asking for more blood to cope with the inevitable road...

Judges mull non-marital sex ban

Indonesia is trying to encourage young couples to tie the knot. Source: Pixabay The Indonesian supreme court is debating whether non-marital sex should be outlawed,...

Myanmar military picks hard-line vice president

The burgundy-clad monks in the 2007 confusingly named “saffron” revolution. Myanmar’s next second in command, Myint Swe, was blamed for its brutal suppression. Source:...

Thais celebrate with road carnage 

Songkran new year in Thailand has bought its annual bloodbath with 403 road accidents taking place on Sunday alone, causing 44 deaths and injuring...

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...

Military poised to join drug war

A protest against President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs at the Philippines Consulate General in New York City. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippine defence ministry says...

Najib’s 2016 is looking up

Saudi Arabia has plenty of money to invest at home and abroad. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been handed a welcome end...

The junta lives on

Democratic reforms in Myanmar appear to have ground to a halt as the government of Aung San Suu Kyi continues to disappoint.  Myanmar's still-dominant military...

Indonesia coup suspects freed

Muslim protesters demand the removal of Jakarta’s governor this month. Source: YouTube Indonesian police said they have freed eight people who were detained for suspected...

Suu Kyi loyalist named president 

One of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's loyalists, Win Myint, has been voted in as the troubled state’s new president, amid hopes...

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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...

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