S’pore death row under fire 

Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences has filled death row with minor drug offenders, argues Amnesty International. The report, “Cooperate or Die” said death...

Myanmar expels UN envoy 

Myanmar has banned the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, investigating the crackdown in Rakhine State, claiming an earlier report by...

Cambodia police raid opposition HQ

Kem Sokha (left) with Sam Rainsy. Source: Wikimedia Cambodia's opposition HQ has been raided and security personnel tried to arrest its deputy leader by ambushing...

Singapore braced for tough year

Singapore is better placed than most of its Asean neighbours to withstand a downturn. Source: Flickr Few countries have been so consistently forced to live...

Vietnam downgrades growth forecast

The Mekong Delta: Vietnam’s rice bowl. Source: Flickr Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) projection for 2016 has been reassessed and is now far lower than...

EU hopes for Asean statement on sustainable development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is among world leaders due to attend the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The European Union...

Suu Kyi makes surprise appearance at peace talks

Aung San Suu Kyi adds creditability to the government’s troubled peace process. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's surprise move to join Myanmar peace talks,...

Temasek proposes SMRT buyout

SMRT celebrates 50 years of Singapore. Source: Flickr   Singapore public transport operator SMRT is due to be privatised after Temasek Holdings announced an S$1.18 billion...

Gay crackdown boosts HIV: HRW

A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

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