Singapore makes huge pangolin scale seizures

Singapore says over five days it has seized around 26 tonnes of pangolin scales belonging to about 38,000 creatures. Customs officers this week found 12.7...

Singapore unveils plans for green city

Singapore wants more housing in its central business district (CBD) and plans to move its infrastructure below ground to free more space on the...

Singapore unveils plans for green city

Singapore wants more housing in its central business district (CBD) and plans to move its infrastructure below ground to free more space on the...

Indonesia unveils plans for green growth

Indonesia’s planning minister, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has unveiled plans for sustainable economic development from 2020 that could deliver growth of up to 6 per cent...

Malaysia ready to hit EU with sanctions over palm oil

Malaysia says it will look to take retaliation against exports from the European Union if the bloc phases out palm biodiesel. "Malaysia will combat the...

Philippines scrambles to solve water shortages

The Philippine Senate is due to conduct a public hearing on March 19 into the water shortages gripping the country, especially Manila and Rizal,...

Indonesia orangutan faces extinction as court rejects dam challenge

Indonesian environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam project on Sumatra that could destroy the Batang Toru forest habitat of the...

Indonesia forest fires stunt child growth: study

The 1997 Indonesian forest fires have been blamed for stunting growth in children, who were unborn or babies at the time, according to research...

Malaysia’s plastic dump demands action

Malaysia has become one of the world's biggest single-use plastic rubbish importers since China rejected much of the world’s unwanted recycling in 2017. One...

World Bank ‘doubles’ Philippine disaster relief

The World Bank says it has almost doubled the coverage of its natural disaster risk insurance for the Philippines. The Washington-based institution said the...

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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...