Split Laos dam swamps villages 

Hundreds of people are missing after a dam collapsed in southern Laos, destroying thousands of homes. Five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill...

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...

Prehistoric remains found in Luzon 

Archaeologists have found evidence that humans were living in the Philippines over 700,000 years ago, many millennia earlier than previously thought. Ancient stone tools and...

Indonesia blamed for Australia plastic crisis

Indonesia says it is trying to prevent tonnes of plastic waste washing up on northern Australian beaches as more marine life is found after...

Cambodia seizes 3 tonnes of tusks

Cambodia says it has seized 1,026 elephant tusks in an abandoned storage container from Mozambique in the country's largest ever ivory bust. More than 3.2...

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...

Thai tiger temple raid ‘completed’

Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua appears to have lost its star attractions. Source: Flickr An operation to remove nearly 140 big cats from Thailand's famous...

Singapore tax targets main polluters 

Singapore says it is imposing a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions and give its firms a competitive advantage as...

Singapore unveils marshland

Kranji Marshes along the northwestern shore of Kranji Reservoir. Source: channelnewsasia The Kranji Marshes, which at 57-hectares is the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore, was officially...

Freeport row threatens bilateral ties

Little profit from Freeport’s mines has filtered down to the indigenous Papuans. Source: Wikimedia     Indonesian traders fear that tensions between US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan and...

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Indonesia promises action in Papua after calls for UN probe

Indonesia has promised action against officers who abused a Papuan suspect with a live snake after a United Nations panel called for a probe...

Indonesia plans fishing zone in disputed South China Sea

Indonesia says it plans to open a fishing zone inside its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea this year to prevent...

US hopes North Korea will follow Vietnam’s economic path

Vietnam, which is reportedly preparing for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit with Donald Trump in Hanoi...