Rebel armies plan federation

Nay Pyi Taw’s grip on ethnically distinct Kachin State is loose. Source: YouTube Leaders from 17 rebel armies in Myanmar are meeting in Kachin State...

Junta disbands Amnesty event 

The Thai military have shown little concern for human rights since seizing power in 2014. Source: Flickr   Thailand has prevented Amnesty International from unveiling its...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Amnesty condemns Myanmar rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous former political prisoner, is curiously absent from campaigns to end contemporary human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia   Last year...

Myanmar to scrap expat blacklist

Nay Min Tar, a Burmese student activist in exile. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will allow exiled citizens on...

Protests condemn Marcos burial plan

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Source: Wikimedia Protests have been staged against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of the reburial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the...

Duterte signs FOI order

Rodrigo Duterte is already proving a hands-on head of state. Source: Wikimedia   The new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed a decree ordering...

UN envoy blasts child prosecutions

Children in the Philippines could face the death punishment from the age of nine. Source: Flickr Legal changes allowing nine-year-olds be jailed for crimes was...

Cambodia prepares for warm-up poll  

Cambodian parties yesterday launched campaigns for the June 4 municipal election despite a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who shows no interest in...

Trump sets up Duterte meeting

Donald Trump will travel to Asia from November 3 to 14, where he will meet his Philippine soulmate, Rodrigo Duterte, amid rising tensions with North...

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Singapore mental health woes on rise: study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the third most common mental health conditions in Singapore, following depression and alcoholism, according to a study of 6,126 Singaporeans...

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...

Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as "fake, lying and destructive...