Myanmar heroin trade booming: UN

Most of the profit is generated after the produce has left Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia  Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. This...

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...

Vietnam tells China to back off disputed islands

The Crescent Group of the disputed Paracel Islands. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Vietnam has repeated requests that China respects its sovereignty and international law, abide by...

EU and Asean hold first policy dialogue on human rights

Image: Asean. The EU and Asean have held their first policy dialogue on human rights in Brussels. “The first policy dialogue allowed for open and constructive...

Cambodia orphanage boss jailed for child abuse

Cambodian children have long been vulnerable to sexual abuse. Source: Wikimedia A Cambodian court has jailed an orphanage director, a campaigner against child abuse, for...

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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...

Brunei bans Christmas

This horse would be unwelcome in Brunei this festive season. Source: Pixabay Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, including sending festive greetings and wearing Santa...

UN alarmed after Thailand sends activists back to China

The United Nations has voiced deep concern over the deportation of two Chinese activists by Thailand, fearing they risk being tortured once they arrive...

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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...