Najib tries to delay 1MDB trial again

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has filed another application to delay his trial over seven alleged criminal breaches of trust, abuse of power...

NLD chooses Suu Kyi’s ‘driver’ as president

Aung San Suu Kyi memorabilia at the NLD's Yangon headquarters. Suu Kyi, 70, will not be the next president but the constitution might be...

Yangon protest condemns military dominance

Yangon has seen a large protest to demand constitutional reform, amid rising tension between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy...

NZ calls for Papua rights

Papua has a distinct culture within diverse Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian authorities have been given until next year to address media freedom violations in...

Back to the dark ages 

Thailand is currently experiencing an uneasy peace but this might not last if Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha delays his promised general election again as...

Najib backs Islamic law

Masjid Selat Melaka. Najib Razak is accused of pandering to the federation’s Muslim majority. Source: Wikimedia   Malaysia's government is backing moves to establish an Islamic...

Nobel laureates condemn Suu Kyi 

Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Source: Wikimedia A group of Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have urged the UN Security Council to end Myanmar's...

Lee refuses to sue siblings 

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pictured) says he does not want to sue his siblings over claims he abused his power, despite calls...

Obama hails Indonesian tolerance 

Former US president Barack Obama has called on Indonesia to stand up for tolerance, moderation and respect for others, while warning that sectarian politics...

MPs set to discuss ‘hudud’ bill

Minority groups fear the growing dominance of Islam. Source: Flickr The Malaysian parliament is set to discuss the controversial hudud bill tabled by the Islamist...

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Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

Singapore cuts GDP forecast amid recession fears

Singapore has cut its economic growth forecast as the Sino-Trump trade war worsens and data confirmed the slowest growth rate since the 2009 financial...