Cambodians flock to mine-infested border

Western Cambodia is peppered with anti-personnel mines. Source: Wikimedia Landmine clearance teams in Cambodia say their task to make development sustainable is becoming more urgent...

Brunei to host forest summit

Rhinoceros hornbills in Brunei. Source: Wikimedia Brunei is set to host the Second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in August with Australian backing, it has announced. Australia's Environment...

Car tax distorts cost of S’pore living 

Singapore’s ecological balance is dependent on its relative paucity of cars. Singapore is the most expensive city on earth, according the Economist's Intelligence Unit, which...

Manila axes child dengue jabs

Thousands of Filipino children have been given a dengue vaccine that may worsen the symptoms of the disease. More than 733,000 elementary schoolchildren in the...

Palm-oil giant blamed for deforestation 

The world's largest palm-oil trader is being blamed for large-scale deforestation in Indonesia, despite proclaiming in 2013 that it would end tree felling, according...

Thais enter solar market

Thailand has plenty of sunshine. Source: Wikimedia  There are signs that the Thai economy is moving away from its dependency on fossil fuels but while...

Indonesia firms face fire sanctions 

Riau province deforestation. Source: Wikimedia Five pulpwood producers in Indonesia's Riau province face administrative sanctions over the illegal fires which contributed to last year's smog,...

Cambodia bans sand exports

Cambodia has banned sand exports from a coastal region where it was mainly being shipped to Singapore, although activists say earlier bans on the...

Palm-oil sector calls for EU trade war 

The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has urged the government to halt trade deals with the European Union until the bloc’s proposed ban on...

Thailand to ban plastic junk imports

Thailand says it will ban plastic garbage imports by 2021, meaning the west must find somewhere else to send its “recycling”. Large trash exporters...

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Thailand mulls stimulus to counter political uncertainty 

Amid Thailand’s political uncertainty, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has unveiled plans for Bt20 billion (US$629 million) of investment to kickstart the economy.  Growth was expected...

European Parliament condemns Brunei sharia laws

The European Parliament has condemned Brunei’s "retrograde" Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning, thieves with amputation and lesbian...

Prabowo defies unofficial results to claim victory

Indonesian presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto has claimed victory in yesterday’s (Wednesday) election, despite unofficial results indicating a comfortable win for President Joko Widodo. The financial...