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...

Lee moves to end feud  

Singapore’s most famous family’s Facebook feud is showing no sign of ending. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and two younger brother and sister are battling...

‘Exorcist’ child-killer gets death

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a so-called sorcerer for killing three pre-school children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish...

Singapore’s Lee feud deepens

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's (pictured) younger brother claims he might be prevented from leaving the Lion City after he publicly condemned his...

Malaysia opens gay ‘prevention’ competition 

Malaysia is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (US$930) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality in a health ministry...

Manila axes communist talks 

The Philippines has formally called off peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to end a dispute over a rebel order to...

Bomb marks coup anniversary 

The Thai junta has failed to fulfil pledges to respect human rights and restore democratic rule three years after the military coup, Human Rights...

141 held in gay Jakarta raid 

Jakarta police detained 141 men (pictured), including several foreigners in a raid on a gay sauna in the north of Indonesia's capital.  Police spokesman Argo...

Cambodia prepares for warm-up poll  

Cambodian parties yesterday launched campaigns for the June 4 municipal election despite a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who shows no interest in...

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Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

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