Najib denied chance to flee

Scandal-ridden prime minister, Najib Razak, has been prevented from leaving Malaysia after appearing to attempt to fly to Indonesia. The immigration department said Najib and...

Duterte critic’s senate holdout continues

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing criticism from within government to his order to arrest one of his most prominent critics who has now...

Malaysia LGBT groups at rally spark backlash

A Malaysian minister has sparked anger by criticising the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups at the weekend’s International Women's Day...

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...

King, 88, ‘improves’ after surgery

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok in 2010. He has been seen little since. Source: Wikimedia   The Thai Royal Palace says medics...

Bkk governor suspended amid graft probe

Bangkok’s municipal lights costs more than US$1.1 million last new year’s eve. Source: YouTube The Thai junta has used emergency powers to suspend Bangkok's governor...

Rally backs Jakarta governor 

Jakarta Muslims demand the removal of the governor. Source: YouTube Tens of thousands of Indonesian protesters have attended a "unity rally" in Jakarta to counter...

Disney appeals Malaysia ‘gay’ cut

Josh Gad’s character LeFou is “confused about his sexuality”, says director Bill Condon. Disney has appealed against the Malaysian removal of a "gay moment" in...

‘Exorcist’ child-killer gets death

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a so-called sorcerer for killing three pre-school children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish...

Hun Sen targets ‘foreign’ NGO

Cambodia’s increasingly dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen (pictured), has reportedly called for his ministry of home affairs to close another human rights group.  The move...

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Indonesia has restricted access to Facebook and WhatsApp after rioting broke out in Jakarta in the wake of the presidential election results. Blocking social media...

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Cambodians re-enact Khmer Rouge genocide

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