Singapore unveils plans for green city

Singapore wants more housing in its central business district (CBD) and plans to move its infrastructure below ground to free more space on the...

Indonesia unveils plans for green growth

Indonesia’s planning minister, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has unveiled plans for sustainable economic development from 2020 that could deliver growth of up to 6 per cent...

Malaysia ready to hit EU with sanctions over palm oil

Malaysia says it will look to take retaliation against exports from the European Union if the bloc phases out palm biodiesel. "Malaysia will combat the...

Philippines scrambles to solve water shortages

The Philippine Senate is due to conduct a public hearing on March 19 into the water shortages gripping the country, especially Manila and Rizal,...

Indonesia orangutan faces extinction as court rejects dam challenge

Indonesian environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam project on Sumatra that could destroy the Batang Toru forest habitat of the...

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...

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...

World Bank ‘doubles’ Philippine disaster relief

The World Bank says it has almost doubled the coverage of its natural disaster risk insurance for the Philippines. The Washington-based institution said the...

Albino orangutan released in Borneo jungle 

The only known albino orangutan, Alba, (pictured) has been released into a protected forest more than a year after being found close to death...

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...

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China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

Indonesia poised to cut interest rate

The Bank Indonesia is set to ease monetary policy to counter the global economic slowdown sparked by the US-China trade war, according to Indonesia’s...