Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

Philippines reef named Asean Heritage Park

A coral reef in Tubbataha Natural Park Asean has named Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an Asean Heritage Park (AHP). Roberto Oliva, executive director of the...

Six journalists deported from Papua 

Six Japanese journalists trying to make a documentary have been deported by the Indonesian authorities from the province of Papua.  The team was working for...

Filipinos die in jeepney crash 

A bus collided with a jeepney van carrying pilgrims to Christmas Mass in the Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead and adding to...

Singapore told to clean its plates

As one of the most crowded countries on the planet, Singapore is often forced to examine its sustainability. Source: Wikimedia Singapore’s Minister for Environment and...

Asean calls for regional action on air pollution

Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/Wikimedia Commons. Asean environment ministers on Thursday expressed concern over the "unprecedented severity and geographical spread" of...

Borneo fires on rise 

Indonesia has detected a growing number of wild fires as dry weather continues. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said satellite pictures showed there were...

Manila, Beijing discuss maritime exploration 

The Philippines and China are in talks to jointly pursue oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, according to Manila’s foreign minister...

India may send wild tigers to Cambodia

Cambodia will need to address the threat from poachers. Source: Flickr Six female and two male Indian tigers could be moved to Cambodia, where big cats...

Fuel giants uneasy at S’pore tax

The Panama-flagged jack-up rig El Qaher II in Singaporean waters. Source: Wikimedia Singapore carbon tax initiative revealed this week in its budget will cover around 40 firms in...

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Indonesia is being criticised for refusing to allow the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to visit troubled Papua...