Philippines sets sights on leading IT market

Training the next generation of Philippine IT specialists: MCCID College School Building, San Mateo, Rizal Province. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines says it can become the...

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...

Indonesia looks to ban gay emojis

Gay emojis sit uncomfortably with increasingly conservative Indonesia. Source: Flickr Jakarta wants social networking sites operating in the diverse archipelago to remove any emojis representing...

Thai university calls for cheating law

Thailand has been trying to establish a reputation for health tourism. Source: Wikimedia A major university in Thailand is calling for a change in legislation...

City-made patrol vessel launched

The Singapore Strait is one of the busiest stretches of water in the world. Source: Wikimedia Singapore's navy has launched another littoral mission vessel (LMV), Sovereignty,...

FB tweak mutes Cambodia opposition 

A tweak this month in the way Facebook organised its newsfeed in Cambodia has been accused of playing into the increasingly dictatorial government’s hands.  Instead...

Jakarta set to ban Grindr

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta. Indonesia’s balancing act between gay rights and Islam is becoming increasingly problematic. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta looks poised to ban gay-dating apps like Grindr,...

Jakarta toughens sex crime stance

The fate of a Sumatran child has reinforced demands for legal changes. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian MPs have voted to allow strict punishments against convicted paedophiles,...

35-year term for royal ‘insult’

A Thai man has been given the harshest sentence ever for insulting the monarchy on Facebook.  Bangkok's military court sentenced former insurance salesman Vichai Thepwong...

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...

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