Muslim pact could dominate Malaysian politics

Muslims make up the bulk of multicultural Malaysia's population. Source Wikimedia A Muslim Malaysian political party that split from the opposition bloc has declared its intention to make...

Rights-busting President Quang dies

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (pictured), who had mostly ceremonial duties of greeting visiting leaders and hosting summits in a bid to boost Vietnam's...

Raped child jailed for abortion

Calls to decriminalise abortion grew louder in Indonesia after a teenager who was raped by her brother was jailed for six months for having...

Singapore’s cost of living vital: Heng

Singapore’s finance minister Heng Swee Keat says that reducing the cost of living for struggling households is one of his main priorities. He told...

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...

Ex-monk who led uprising detained in Myanmar

Yangon on October 5, 2007. Source: Wikimedia A former monk who led the 2007 street protests in Myanmar, misleadingly known as the Saffron Revolution, has appeared...

Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...

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...

Filmmaker ‘spy’ jailed in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been found guilty of espionage and jailed for six years in Cambodia after he flew a drone over an...

Myanmar bans ‘Rohingya’ use

The Jama Masjid, which is closed-off and guarded, in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State. Source: Flickr Myanmar’s de facto prime minister, Aung San Suu Kyi,...

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Cambodia joins Asean’s rail network 

Cambodia and Thailand have reconnected a cross-border railway after 46 years as Asean’s rail links gradually improve. The military-appointed Thai prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, and...

Duterte threatens war with Canada over 103 sea containers 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told Canada to take back tonnes of waste it had “illegally” shipped to Manila or risk "war".  Canada is being...

Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters pair  

Myanmar's military-controlled Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by the two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years under the colonial-era Official Secrets...