Indonesia sends back US trash 

Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

Thailand given sustainable development role

Thailand remains one of the world’s largest rice exporters. Source: Wikimedia Thailand has been appointed as a coordinating nation to the United Nations on Asean’s...

US: China wants floating nuclear plant

China is looking to launch a floating nuclear power station in the disputed South China Sea to boost its claims in the sovereignty dispute,...

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...

Live pangolins found on Vietnam bus

Thirty live pangolins have been found individually wrapped in a box on a bus in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province that had come from Laos.  The...

Singapore hopes to harness sun

Singapore’s Powering the Future study is examining how to boost solar energy production from the current 2 per cent of power that currently comes...

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...

Widodo scrambles for Chinese cash

The high-profile Belt and Road summit in Beijing in May saw Indonesian President Joko Widodo trying to persuade his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to...

KL to lobby WTO on palm oil

  Malaysia's trade minister Mustapa Mohamed has described the European Parliament’s backing of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels as a...

Cars fail to pass S’pore air tests

The popular Honda Accord and Toyota Vios will soon be banned from new sales in Singapore as they will not meet this week's Euro...

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Indonesia blocks Papuan internet as riots spread

Indonesia has imposed an internet blackout on the occupied provinces of Papua and West Papua as it grapples to stop riots triggered by the...

Malaysia calls on UK to ditch EU palm-oil restrictions

Malaysia has offered the UK a post-Brexit trade deal if it abandons the European Union’s position on environmentally ruinous palm oil. Malaysia’s 94-year-old prime minister,...

Indonesia president calls for calm as Papuan mob burns parliament

Thousands of ethnic West Papuan activists have set fire to a provincial parliament in a protest sparked by accusations that the security forces arrested...