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...

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...

Mahathir promises reform ahead of ‘rigged’ vote

Malaysia’s opposition has said it will axe a goods-and-services tax introduced in 2015 if it wins the next general election that must be held...

Thai junta arrests activist’s mother in ‘new low’

An anti-Thaksin protest in 2006, showing the-then premier’s head attached to a snake’s body. Thai political protests are a thing of the past. Source:...

Rebels agree to oversight body

Mindanao has suffered from decades of violence. Source: Wikimedia Manila and what was once the largest Moro rebel group have agreed to increase the scope...

Anwar wins re-election in Malaysia

Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and inmate, Anwar Ibrahim (pictured), has won his parliamentary by-election, paving the way to eventually replace Prime Minister Mahathir...

Najib rival unseated

Zahir Masjid, Kedah's state mosque. The northerly state needs a new chief minister. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tightened his grip on power...

14 inmates face execution

Nusa Kambangan houses Indonesia’s death row. Source: Wikimedia The UN human rights chief has called on Jakarta to stop the executions of 14 prisoners for...

Manila defies Pope on death penalty

The Philippine government says it will continue in its push to legalise the death penalty, despite Pope Francis’ recent declaration that capital punishment was...

Thai mother charged for saying ‘yeah’

The Thai authorities take a zero-tolerance approach to dissent at the moment. Source: Wikimedia The mother of a prominent campaigner against the Thai junta has...

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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 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

Indonesia poised to cut interest rate

The Bank Indonesia is set to ease monetary policy to counter the global economic slowdown sparked by the US-China trade war, according to Indonesia’s...