Duterte pledges communist talks

  The New People's Army has been in the field for decades. Source: YouTube Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has promised to resume stalled peace talks with...

Thais eye luxury tourist market 

Impoverished Tanintharyi Region remains a potential tourist goldmine for Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's Andaman coastal provinces are keen to expand maritime tourism to Myanmar's vast,...

Kerry in Laos to plan Asean summit

Laos is chairing Asean this year. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Laos, where he will lay the groundwork for a...

Tankers collide off Singapore 

Two oil tankers collided about 1 nautical mile south of Tuas Extension off the coast of Singapore yesterday (Tuesday), causing a liquefied butane gas...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

Banks fear fuel-sector failures

Declining fuel profits have hit Singapore’s financial sector. Source: Wikimedia   DBS Group Holdings, the biggest Singaporean lender, is confident it will recover about half of...

Police hail Shan drug bust 

Myanmar's police say they have seized 20 million methamphetamine pills along with other drugs and arrested four suspects in the border town of Tachileik...

Malaysia must defend its territory, deputy PM says amid South China Sea row

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the country must defend itself against any encroachment on its territory,...

Duterte set to win presidency

Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to challenge China over the South China Sea. Source: YouTube   Outspoken Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has a commanding lead in...

Aceh ‘gay’ men to be caned

A sharia court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Sumatra has sentenced two supposedly gay men to public caning, further undermining the archipelago's moderate...

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Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

Singapore’s Goh calls for better Malaysia ties

Singapore and Malaysia should build more bridges between their leaders and people, said the city-state’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in response to...