Junta threatens to sue Facebook 

The Thai authorities have threatened to sue Facebook unless it removes 131 pages it considers illegal, including posts critical of the monarchy, within four...

Malaysia vape crackdown sparks confusion

Vapes are becoming a major Malaysian export Malaysia's crackdown on its booming vape trade has caused alarm from Chinese manufacturers who export to the Southeast...

Tsunami warning buoys fail

Memories of 2004 are still fresh in Sumatra. Source: Wikimedia All 22 tsunami warning buoys installed near low-lying islands failed to warn the authorities when...

Merkel and Lee promise deeper ties

Singapore and Germany have signed a joint declaration to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation and deepen information exchanges. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Germany...

Samsung Pay to roll out in Singapore this year

Samsung Pay is following Apple’s service into the marketplace. Source: Flickr When Samsung Pay comes to Singapore this year, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), OCBC...

Singapore on cyber alert

The cyber-attack spreading from Russia and Ukraine to Europe and the US is "more dangerous and intrusive" than WannaCry, the ransomware that debilitated FedEx...

Indonesia to demand taxes from US tech giants

Jakarta. Indonesia’s vast population is hugely attractive to tech companies. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta's finance minister has said his office would examine the tax reports of...

Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

Amazon stutters in Asean adventure

Online giant Amazon launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore this week, marking its biggest Asean push and first attempt to take on Chinese...

Jakarta leads descent into homophobia

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The government is increasingly appeasing conservative Islam. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia increasing...

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