Army tackles Java plastic crisis 

The Indonesian military has been deployed to unblock rivers and canals clogged with bottles, bags and other plastic packaging. Indonesia is estimated to be the...

Tankers collide off Singapore 

Two oil tankers collided about 1 nautical mile south of Tuas Extension off the coast of Singapore yesterday (Tuesday), causing a liquefied butane gas...

Palm-oil bosses slam UK ban

The Indonesian- and Malaysian-dominated Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) says the UK supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to remove palm oil from its...

Singapore faces plastic crisis

Singaporeans use on average 1.6 plastic bags a day and their production uses enough petrol in a year to drive 8,555 cars around the...

Duterte to shut ‘cesspit’ Boracay 

A popular Philippine holiday island faces closure by a presidential decree from Rodrigo Duterte. He called for Boracay to be placed off-limits to tourists...

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...

Elephants beaten at Thai polo event 

Organisers of an exclusive elephant polo tournament in Thailand claim they are "saddened" by video that appears to show pachyderms being beaten with sharp...

Asean’s plastic shame

A video of a British diver swimming through plastic waste off Bali has shown the extent of the crisis in Indonesian waters. The film by...

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 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...

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Duterte defies China over threats

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said China’s claim to airspace above its occupied South China Sea islands was wrong and could become a “flashpoint” for...

Jakarta drops 25cm per year: study

Jakarta has 10 million residents and the Indonesian capital is the fastest-sinking city in the world with parts expected to be underwater by 2050,...

US U-turns on seized bells

The Philippines has welcomed the announcement by the US Department of Defence to return the colonial-era Balangiga bells, seized after a 1901 massacre by...