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Minister tips Asean to overtake US economy

Palm oil: one of Asean's big earners. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian trade and industry minister Ong Ka Chuan says the formation of the Asean Economic Community...

Asean members make maritime deal with China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi: Source: Wikimedia   Beijing says it has agreed with Brunei, Cambodia and Laos that the South China Sea territorial dispute should...

Indonesia fears Somalia-style piracy

Indonesia fears the piracy threat will soon resemble that near Somalia. Source: YouTube Jakarta has expressed fears about piracy along its maritime border with the Philippines,...

Human remains found at Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars, Laos. Source: Wikimedia Excavations on the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos may have finally provided an answer to what the...

Moody’s fears for Asean exporters

Northport, Malaysia. Source: Wikimedia The economic growth prospects of the major export-orientated Asean economies of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are set to remain weaker than...

Moody’s fears for Asean exporters

Northport, Malaysia. Source: Wikimedia The economic growth prospects of the major export-orientated Asean economies of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are set to remain weaker than...

Archaeologists find Plain of Jars bones

Plain of Jars, Laos. Source: Flickr An Australian and Laotian archaeological team has found human remains on the Plain of Jars, estimated to date back...

Vietnam protest marks Spratly battle anniversary

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Source: Wikimedia Demonstrators have marched in Hanoi to mark the 28th anniversary of a naval battle for the Spratly islands in the...

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Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

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...

Measles ravages Papua children

  Indonesia is struggling to contain a prolonged outbreak of measles in poverty-stricken Papua Province that has killed dozens of children. Dr Stefanus Lange at a...