Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...

Indonesian jailed for treating dying wife

An Indonesian man who grew cannabis to ease his terminally ill wife's pain has been jailed for eight months, his lawyer said. Fidelis Ari Sudarwoto,...

A scandal that won’t die 

Malaysia is due to hold a general election in the next 12 months with the ruling United Malays National Organisation facing a tricky news...

Activists demand Rohingya protection

Sixty-two people were jailed by a Bangkok court this week in the largest human trafficking trial in Thai history. Ex-army general Manas Kongpan was...

S’pore voids ‘same-sex’ marriage

Singapore has voided the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change, making their partnership a “same-sex” union that contravened the...

Lee refuses to sue siblings 

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pictured) says he does not want to sue his siblings over claims he abused his power, despite calls...

Obama hails Indonesian tolerance 

Former US president Barack Obama has called on Indonesia to stand up for tolerance, moderation and respect for others, while warning that sectarian politics...

Vietnam jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

Hun Sen’s party wins regional polls 

Cambodia's ruling party has won a majority of seats in this month's regional elections.  More than 7 million people voted on June 4 with results...

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...

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BP to expand in Indonesia 

Oil giant BP is hoping to open around 350 petrol stations and convenience stores in Indonesia over the next decade, teaming up with Indonesian...

Hun Sen brushes off US ban

Cambodia has dismissed a US attempt to seek retribution for its clampdown on democracy and human rights, as it increasingly becomes a one-party state...

Amazon launch underwelms users

Online retailer Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, ending four years of free deliveries. Singaporean customers previously benefited from free international shipping if...