Hun Sen: no more US funding

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly challenged his former allies in Washington to end all aid after the US announced it was cutting...

We sacked US envoy: Myanmar

Myanmar says it kicked US diplomat Bill Richardson off an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis, accusing him of making a "personal attack" on...

As haze worsens, Malaysia looking into cloud seeding

Malaysia is studying the feasibility of cloud seeding to induce rain in areas that are currently affected by the haze. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri...

Singapore targets Asean smart cities 

Asean’s leaders will gather in Singapore from today (Wednesday) until Saturday for the 32nd Asean summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chairing.  Singapore says...

Myanmar’s use of child soldiers under fire

The poverty of rural Myanmar makes children vulnerable to enforced recruitment. Source: Asean Economist Washington has downgraded Myanmar in its annual human trafficking report, citing...

Thailand hopes to finalise RCEP in 2019

When Thailand takes the rotating Asean leadership next year it is expected to push the bloc to finalise the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive...

Hun Sen’s US rift deepens

Washington has accused Cambodia of undermining democracy after it moved to expel a US NGO and launched a clampdown on several media groups.  US State...

Cambodia opposition boss evades arrest

Kem Sokha (centre) meets Cambodia National Rescue Party MPs. Source: Flickr Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha remains defiant after spending a month living at his...

S’pore dominates Asian fintech 

Singapore banked a record high of US$229 million in fintech or financial-technology funding last year, fuelled by two major deals in the fourth quarter...

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...

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Singapore aims to become cybersecurity hub

Singapore has called on cybersecurity firms to open offices in the city-state to take advantage of its technical prowess, skilled workforce and international networks.  National...

Singapore poised to benefit from Hong Kong’s strife

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Thailand to spend 1 billion baht for agriculture

THE Thailand government is looking to spend 1 billion baht for fiscal year 2020 in a bid to assist farmers and step-up the agriculture...