EU hopes for Asean statement on sustainable development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is among world leaders due to attend the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The European Union...

Swiss move to ban palm-oil exports 

The regional parliament of Geneva in Switzerland has passed a resolution to exclude palm oil from free-trade talks with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other...

Singapore mulls ivory ban

African elephants remain endangered by East Asian demand for ivory. Source: MaxPixel Singapore is mulling a ban on the sale of ivory, according to Minister...

US firm gets Singapore rail nod

Aecom’s design for the Jurong East terminus. Source: Aecom US engineering firm Aecom, which has worked with the Singaporean authorities on several MRT lines, has...

S’pore oil-rig slump continues

Orders at Singaporean shipyards fell by more than half last year as the offshore industry was hammered by falling oil prices. Companies in the sector...

Indonesia agrees development plan with UN

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is representing his nation at the Commonwealth summit in Malta. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta, through its National Development Planning...

Malaysia-UK arms deal in peril: claim

The European Union’s proposed ban on palm oil could endanger a possible US$6.3 billion defence deal between Malaysia and the UK, the anti-EU British...

Envoys plan Rakhine visit

Poverty grips much of Rakhine State. Source: Flickr Senior US, Chinese, British and other EU diplomats are due to visit the north of Myanmar's unstable...

Cambodia ‘probes’ illegal timber trade

Cambodia says it is investigating claims of large-scale timber smuggling to Vietnam.  Phnom Penh's environment minister, Say Sam Al, told the Cambodia Daily that investigations...

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...

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Rare good news for Asean media

Malaysia has repealed the controversial anti-fake news law, which has been widely condemned for stifling free speech since its introduction by the previous government...

Jokowi boosts budget ahead of vote

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo's draft state budget for next year promises handouts as he seeks a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The draft...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...