Singapore demands climate consensus at UN summit

A strong signal that the world is united against climate change must be agreed at the COP24 UN climate talks in the Polish city...

Indonesia axes palm-oil levies

To support its farmers, Indonesia today (Wednesday) relaxed rules on palm-oil levies and its associated products following a drop in prices. The world’s largest exporter...

Malaysia chokes on plastic junk 

The US, Japan and the UK are the three biggest plastic waste exporters to Malaysia, accounting for 53 per cent of the 754,000 tonnes...

Singapore builds artificial reef 

Singapore has installed the first part of an artificial reef structure on a bare seabed off its Small Sister islands.  There are eight fake reef...

Thailand to ban plastic junk imports

Thailand says it will ban plastic garbage imports by 2021, meaning the west must find somewhere else to send its “recycling”. Large trash exporters...

Philippine Boracay reopens to tourists

The Philippine tourist hotspot of Boracay (pictured) has reopened and will be subject to new rules to avoid it turning back into a “cesspool”,...

Malaysia tries to woo EU on palm-oil safety

Malaysia has agreed to nominate palm-oil specialists to sit on a European Commission group to assess the role of the controversial product as a...

Customs raid saves baby orangutans 

Two young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were reportedly among around 450 animals rescued from a boat travelling from Malaysia to Thailand as...

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 hunts ‘halal’ measles jab

An Indonesian pharmaceutical manufacturer has said it is trying to design a "halal" measles-rubella vaccine amid concerns that Muslim parents might refuse to inoculate...

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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...