Thai man in court for insulting king’s dog

Thailand is not renowned for its treatment of dogs.  Source: Wikimedia Thailand’s strict laws making it a crime to insult the royal family took a...

Umno chiefs welcome olive branch to opposition

Umno President Najib Razak’s willingness to work with his PAS opponents is being seen as an important move towards national unity. Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid...

Does Thailand need another coup?

The coup was the easy part. Source: Wikimedia Incompetent economic policies and repression of any form of protest appear to be dominating the Thai news...

Thais probe US ambassador for royal defamation

US President Barack Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2012. Source: Wikimedia The US ambassador to Thailand is...

Indonesia quiet ahead of elections

Politics in Depok is being dominated by coalition deals. Source: Wikimedia Indonesians will vote in the country's first simultaneous local elections on Wednesday (December 9)....

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:Wikimedia Myanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

Giant statues cast shadow over Thai military

The statues of Thai kings dwarf modern-day subjects. Source: ABC The Thai military has opened a second investigation into allegations of graft surrounding seven huge...

Refugee arrives in Cambodia from Pacific island

Nauru, the world’s smallest republic, is home to hundreds of refugees who hoped to reach Australia. Source: Wikimedia A fifth refugee from the Pacific island of...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

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