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...

Indonesia blamed for Australia plastic crisis

Indonesia says it is trying to prevent tonnes of plastic waste washing up on northern Australian beaches as more marine life is found after...

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ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Malaysia dismisses UN poverty claims 

Malaysia has rejected a United Nations envoy’s claims that it undercounts poverty rates. Economy Minister Azmin Ali defended the official figure of 0.4 per cent...

Malaysian police ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from speaking on all media

The Royal Malaysia Police have barred Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik from speaking on all media, citing national security concerns. The Head of Corporate Communications...