Singapore welcomes Malaysian delegates

Singapore’s Foreign Ministry says Malaysian Economic Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali is visiting the city-state, despite recent difficulties with Johor’s chief minister. Bilateral tensions are...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

Indonesia oil firm eyes buyout

A struggling oil explorer and producer is in talks to sell itself to an Indonesia-based rival. Shares in London-listed Ophir Energy rose by 29 per...

Cambodia reports casino boom

The number of gambling licences granted to casinos in Cambodia last year rose to 150 due to an increase in operators. Cambodia’s ministry of finance...

Tsunami threatens endangered Javan rhino

Indonesia's tsunami has raised fears over the final few Javan rhinos in the wild at the Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip...

Vietnam IPOs overtake Singapore

Singapore has fallen behind Vietnam in initial public offerings (IPO) for the year, despite the nominally communist state still being considered a frontier market...

Singapore hopes to bury itself 

Singapore is reportedly due to unveil an Underground Master Plan to address ways to boost space in the tiny republic.  With around 5.6 million people...

Philippines shines in gender equality study

The Philippines remains the Asian country with the narrowest gender wage gap, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report for 2018....

Malaysia files Goldman with 1MDB charges 

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former managers over the alleged theft of billions through the 1Malaysia Development...

Meth peril enslaves Asean young 

Northern Shan State, nominally within Myanmar’s borders but where the Nay Pyi Taw authorities have little control, has become an East Asian methamphetamine hub,...

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Cambodia joins Asean’s rail network 

Cambodia and Thailand have reconnected a cross-border railway after 46 years as Asean’s rail links gradually improve. The military-appointed Thai prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, and...

Duterte threatens war with Canada over 103 sea containers 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told Canada to take back tonnes of waste it had “illegally” shipped to Manila or risk "war".  Canada is being...

Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters pair  

Myanmar's military-controlled Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by the two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years under the colonial-era Official Secrets...