Singapore opens drug research centre 

In an effort to take Singapore’s drug development to the next level, a national centre for drug research has opened in the city-state. Based at...

Top judge clashes with Duterte over fishing rights

China is allowed to fish in regions of the South China Sea where the Philippines has exclusive rights, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman said. The pro-Beijing...

US citizen jailed for 12 years in Vietnam 

A Vietnamese-American father of four has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Vietnam for "attempting to overthrow the state” amid what is...

Singapore’s Lee calls for Asean to remodel economy amid trade war

Singapore “expects some fallout” from the US-China trade war, according to the city-state’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, adding that the solution is to...

Vietnam asks Russia to help preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

Vietnam has appointed a special team of embalming specialists, including four Russian scientists from Moscow’s Lenin Lab, to preserve the corpse of independence hero...

Indonesia unveils $70bn road-building plans

Indonesia’s re-elected president, Joko Widodo, is reportedly planning a US$70-billion investment on toll highways spanning 5,400km, almost tripling the current network. Danang Parikesit, head...

Asean called to toughen Rohingya stance

Human rights groups have called on Asean’s leaders to take a tougher stand on Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims ahead of today’s ...

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Thai police arrest ‘George Clooney’ fraudster

The police in Thailand have arrested an Italian and his wife who fled a jail sentence for using the name of actor George Clooney...

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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...