Whale chokes on Thai plastic 

Around 80 separate bits of plastic weighing 8kg were found in the stomach of a pilot whale that died in Thailand after a five-day...

Palm oil trade war looms 

As the more environmentally progressive elements of the European Union discuss ways to cut imports of palm oil, Malaysia and Indonesia are becoming increasingly...

Duterte shores up Benham Rise grip 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (pictured) has signed a proclamation declaring an area of Benham Rise, also known as Philippine Rise, a marine-protected area. Duterte signed...

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...

Jakarta defends Grasberg rules

Indonesia has hit back at claims that tough new environmental regulations imposed on the giant Grasberg copper mine in Papua are politically motivated or...

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...

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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...