Silence over Asean’s bungled statement

The South China Sea's overlapping claims. Source: Wikimedia Confusion still surrounds the retracted Malaysian statement at the end of the Kunming summit of Asean foreign ministers...

MPs scrap junta-era law

Insein Prison in Yangon. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar has scrapped a law used by its former military dictators to silence opposition. It could jail anyone who...

Jakarta calls for refugee help

Australia’s Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian foreign minister has challenged Australia and other countries to do more to deal with the...

France stirs up troubled waters 

China’s military could spark trouble if it builds on the Scarborough Shoal. Source: Wikimedia  Talks in Singapore and Beijing in the last week have done little...

18 troops dead after Abu Sayyaf counterattack 

Philippine special forces suffered in a heavy counterattack. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines said 23 people were killed and 70 injured in the deadliest clash between...

Malaysia bullish on extremist rehabilitation

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Source: Wikimedia  Malaysia's success rate in rehabilitating extremists and militants, which Kuala Lumpur claims stands at 95 per...

Protest greets Malaysian aid ship

Myanmar is under increasing international pressure to address the Rohingya crisis. Source: Wikimedia Buddhist protesters greeted a Malaysian ship as it docked in Yangon carrying...

200 Sumatra inmates still on run

Indonesia says about 200 prisoners remain at large two days after a mass jailbreak from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra. The escape occurred when prisoners...

Najib’s Jeddah speech a sign of closer Saudi-Malaysian ties

The Malaysian Prime Minister’s headline appearance at this year’s Jeddah Economic Conference is a sign of Najib Razak and Malaysia’s growing international clout. The leader...

HRW demands junta torture pledge

Self-appointed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Prayut (left) in Bangkok in 2012. Source: Wikimedia   Human Rights Watch has demanded Bangkok's junta pledges to make torture and...

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