Rakhine police shoot protesters

Seven people have reportedly been shot dead and 12 injured when Myanmar’s police opened fire on Buddhist protesters in troubled Rakhine State. An event marking...

Death throes of hope

Myanmar’s latest Union Peace Conference, often called the 21st-century Panglong conference, is taking place at the end of the month amid fears that rebel...

Papuan trial delayed again 

The trial of a West Papuan independence activist, jailed for over six months without facing charges, has been delayed for a fourth time, this...

Indonesia agency targets fake news 

Indonesia has launched a cyber security watchdog, the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), to tackle online religious extremism, fake news and internet hoaxes...

Isis video targets Malaysia

A Malaysian member of so-called Islamic State has called for the terror group’s supporters to launch attacks on their own countries. Muhammad Aqif Heusen Rahizat,...

Reuters journalists stay jailed 

Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for two weeks were remanded in custody for a further fortnight as a probe into...

Sulawesi cake spoils Xmas buzz

A bakery in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sulawesi has refused a customer's request to write a Christmas message on a cake over...

Myanmar expels UN envoy 

Myanmar has banned the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, investigating the crackdown in Rakhine State, claiming an earlier report by...

Pope calls for forgiveness 

Pope Francis has demanded respect for all ethnic groups during a public Mass and meeting with Myanmar’s embattled State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

Pope called to say ‘Rohingya’

As Pope Francis (pictured) begins an official visit to Myanmar tomorrow (Monday), he is facing scrutiny as to whether he will use the word...

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Singapore targets Asean smart cities 

Asean’s leaders will gather in Singapore from today (Wednesday) until Saturday for the 32nd Asean summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chairing.  Singapore says...

Suu Kyi to skip Asean summit 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this weekend’s Asean summit in Singapore and President Win Myint, who was sworn in last...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...