Mahathir refuses to extend PM term

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) has reminded his supporters that he is only holding the post temporarily, despite calls for him to complete...

Hun Sen unveils monument to himself

Dictatorial Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (pictured) has inaugurated a monument marking the official end of the Khmer Rouge guerrilla war in 1998. The...

Thailand approves medical marijuana 

Thailand's military-controlled parliament has approved the use of medical cannabis, while recreational consumption remains subject to jail terms.  Kratom, a Thai plant traditionally used as...

Umno implosion shakes up Malaysia parliament

Divisions within Malaysia's former ruling party, United Malays National Organisation (Umno), could threaten to destabilise the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition that has ruled since...

Thai junta promises February election

After several delays, Thailand says it will hold a general election early next year, as it was confirmed the military’s ban on political activity...

Malays celebrate Mahathir discrimination U-turn

Around 55,000 Malaysian Muslims protested in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend against an alleged attempt to remove ethnic Malays of their privileges, putting pressure...

Papuans held at independence protests

Around 300 Papuan activists calling for independence protested in the country's second-largest city of Surabaya to call for a referendum on independence. A lawyer...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘culture of peace’

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has again disappointed the international community by calling for "a culture of peace" to end the conflict...

South Korea needs to accept its dark past too

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defence last week ended decades of tight-lipped denial when it issued a long-awaited apology for rapes committed by martial...

Thai rappers target junta rule

Thailand’s police are investigating a viral hip-hop video condemning the military junta as the generals begin to relax their grip ahead of a possible...

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