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...

Gay couple win Thai surrogate custody battle

A kathoey or transgender Thai on Soi Bangla in Phuket. Thailand is generally extremely tolerant. Source: Flickr A gay couple from the USA have won...

Duterte flips finger to EU

President Rodrigo Duterte extends his middle finger to the European Union. Source: YouTube Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has used agricultural language to respond to the European...

EU and Nestlé mount pressure on Thai fishing slavery

The appalling practises of the Thai fishing industry are increasingly under the spotlight. Source: Flickr Thai police claim more than 100 people have been arrested...

Najib set to clean up in Sarawak poll

The main entrance to the Niah Caves in Sarawak. The sprawling state is largely rural. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is working hard...

Votes counted in landmark poll

Voters hope the military will accept their decision this time Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years. Turnout is...

Lies are nothing new in Myanmar

Labourers paint block paving at the parliament in the soulless, under-populated capital, Nay Pyi Taw. The population is kept far away from their political...

HRW blasts Jakarta on media rights

Indonesia should adopt measures to ensure that members of the security forces who attack journalists are suspended and prosecuted, according to Human Rights Watch...

Rights crushed as election looms

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party are looking to retain power in next year's general election and the inevitable consequence is...

Suu Kyi to skip Asean summit 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this weekend’s Asean summit in Singapore and President Win Myint, who was sworn in last...

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Indonesia sends back US trash 

Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

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