Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Asean ignores real killers

Thailand’s Songkran water festival, starting this week, results in numerous road deaths each year, but the Thai newspapers are filled with stories about a...

Duterte to ‘destroy’ Abu Sayyaf

The Philippine military is one of the most poorly funded in the region. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, called for the Abu Sayyaf...

Mystery names swamp Myanmar electoral roll

Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters On the eve of Myanmar’s election, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) urged voters to remain calm if...

Mahathir triumphs in election shock 

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured), 92, has said he expects to be sworn in today (Thursday) after his shock election victory ended...

UK activist faces Thai jail

Migrants suffer in the Thai fruit trade. Source: Wikimedia A Bangkok criminal court is expected this week to rule in the case of a British...

Hun Sen’s youngest son reveals PM ambitions

Hun Sen, 64, cannot rule Cambodia forever. Source: Flickr Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son, Hun Many, has revealed his desire to succeed his father,...

Keppel to pay $422m fine 

Keppel Corporation's offshore and marine unit has reached a global resolution with the criminal authorities in the US, Brazil and Singapore over corrupt Brazilian...

Cars fail to pass S’pore air tests

The popular Honda Accord and Toyota Vios will soon be banned from new sales in Singapore as they will not meet this week's Euro...

Indonesia plans fishing zone in disputed South China Sea

Indonesia says it plans to open a fishing zone inside its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea this year to prevent...

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Drug-resistant malaria spreads across Asean

Only half of Asean’s patients with malaria are being cured because multi-drug resistant forms of the disease are spreading. The Lancet Infectious Diseases published...

Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...