UN envoy criticises Hun Sen 

With political and media freedoms being curtailed ahead of a general election scheduled for July, the UN’s human rights envoy in Cambodia criticised Prime...

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...

New Singapore party proposed

A former member of Singapore's ruling party, Tan Cheng Bock, says he is setting up a new party ahead of an election that could...

Indonesian woman gets jail reprieve after recording boss’ lewd call

An Indonesian woman, who is facing six months in jail for recording a graphic phone call of her boss as evidence she was being harassed,...

Suu Kyi appoints junta strongman to key post

The scale of Myanmar’s parliament has shocked some of the provincial MPs. Source: Wikimedia Aung San Suu Kyi's party has nominated Shwe Mann, one of...

Duterte set to win presidency

Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to challenge China over the South China Sea. Source: YouTube   Outspoken Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has a commanding lead in...

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...

Kerry calls on Hun Sen to allow debate

John Kerry said he was impressed by Cambodia’s development. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Cambodia to allow "vigorous and peaceful"...

Shanmugam demands tolerance

Feelings are running high around the globe about Donald Trump. Source: Vimeo Amid growing Islamophobia and religious extremism, Singapore must never allow xenophobia and mob...

Widodo mulls capital move

Plans are under discussion to relocate the capital of Indonesia, as a drastic solution to reports that the sprawling megacity of Jakarta, which is...

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Indonesia blocks Papuan internet as riots spread

Indonesia has imposed an internet blackout on the occupied provinces of Papua and West Papua as it grapples to stop riots triggered by the...

Malaysia calls on UK to ditch EU palm-oil restrictions

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Thousands of ethnic West Papuan activists have set fire to a provincial parliament in a protest sparked by accusations that the security forces arrested...