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...

Thailand set for another election delay

Thailand’s Election Commission has demanded answers from the military-controlled government about another delay to the much-promised general election. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said...

Mahathir refuses to extend PM term

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) has reminded his supporters that he is only holding the post temporarily, despite calls for him to complete...

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...

Thailand approves medical marijuana 

Thailand's military-controlled parliament has approved the use of medical cannabis, while recreational consumption remains subject to jail terms.  Kratom, a Thai plant traditionally used as...

Umno implosion shakes up Malaysia parliament

Divisions within Malaysia's former ruling party, United Malays National Organisation (Umno), could threaten to destabilise the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition that has ruled since...

Thai junta promises February election

After several delays, Thailand says it will hold a general election early next year, as it was confirmed the military’s ban on political activity...

Malays celebrate Mahathir discrimination U-turn

Around 55,000 Malaysian Muslims protested in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend against an alleged attempt to remove ethnic Malays of their privileges, putting pressure...

Papuans held at independence protests

Around 300 Papuan activists calling for independence protested in the country's second-largest city of Surabaya to call for a referendum on independence. A lawyer...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘culture of peace’

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has again disappointed the international community by calling for "a culture of peace" to end the conflict...

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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...