HRW calls for 1965-66 massacre reconciliation

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch. Source: Wikimedia Increasing demands are being made for Indonesia to hold truth and reconciliation hearings to...

Rohingya trafficking trial starts in Thailand 

Rohingya Muslims flee subjugation in their native Myanmar. Source: Flickr Prosecutors in Thailand have called their first witnesses in a large human trafficking trial with...

Najib calls for Asean terror strategy

Malaysia’s armed forces are on a terror alert. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is asking for a united Asean strategy to tackle terrorism. The...

Panglong talks set for May 24

Myanmar will hold peace talks on May 24 aimed at ending decades-long ethnic wars that have intensified since State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

Cambodia killer admits burning westerners

Kaing Guek Eav. Source: Wikimedia The first member of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge to be jailed for the atrocities of the 1970s has admitted murdering...

Manila talks down China tensions 

The Philippines and China have played down a warning by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing would go to war if the Philippines drilled...

Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: Flickr An influential Saudi Arabian preacher, who was recently named as a...

What China forgets to remember

Victims of earlier Sino-Vietnamese tensions. Ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam are confined to a dockyard camp in Hong Kong in 1979. Source: Flickr   As Beijing...

Duterte’s odd road to peace

Peace with the communists has evaded successive administrations. Source: YouTube Not content to unleash the mass slaughter of any Filipino with an alleged link to...

Asean’s farewell to US influence

The Chinese armed forces will have noticed the waning US influence in Asean. Source: Wikimedia One of the bitter realisations on November 8 was that...

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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...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

How ITLOS could undermine Asia’s security

The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...