‘Killing Fields’ journalist, 82, dies

  April 17 1975, Khmer Rouge fighters celebrate as they enter Phnom Penh. Source: Flickr   The American journalist Sydney Schanberg, whose reporting inspired the Oscar-winning movie...

Najib calls for online defenders 

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (pictured) has called on his supporters to take to social media activists to defend his Barisan Nasional (BN) government....

Suu Kyi promises prisoner releases

Does Aung San Suu Kyi know the way? Photo: Asean Economist Aung San Suu Kyi says all remaining political prisoners will be freed within the...

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...

Shinawatras step up publicity drive

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Source: Flickr  Ousted Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra are distributing an increasing amount of...

Duterte sworn in at low-key ceremony

Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as president. Source: YouTube Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken former mayor of Davao, has been sworn in as Philippine president after...

Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this time Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years. Turnout is...

Tan eyes closer Khmer ties

Then president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak, with King Norodom Sihamoni in 2009. Sihamoni has largely gone under the radar since taking the throne....

Najib backs Islamic law

Masjid Selat Melaka. Najib Razak is accused of pandering to the federation’s Muslim majority. Source: Wikimedia   Malaysia's government is backing moves to establish an Islamic...

Retno hits out at Papua flag protest 

The West Papua flag. Source: Flickr   Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has urged Australia to “immediately investigate and legally process” those displaying the controversial Papuan...

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