Papuan trial delayed again 

The trial of a West Papuan independence activist, jailed for over six months without facing charges, has been delayed for a fourth time, this...

Mahathir, 92, launches unlikely comeback 

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been named the prime ministerial candidate for the opposition in this year’s general election. The 92-year-old doctor, who...

Mahathir eyes minority votes

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition will be targeting Indian and Chinese votes in this year’s general election. The 92-year-old chairman of...

Malaysian parties fail to inspire

Malaysians go to the polls next year as the complacent Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition eyes another five-year term. But voters are understandably uninspired as they...

EU to resume Thai ties

The EU says it will resume political contacts "at all levels" with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them after the May 2014...

Hun Sen brushes off US ban

Cambodia has dismissed a US attempt to seek retribution for its clampdown on democracy and human rights, as it increasingly becomes a one-party state...

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...

Icon to pariah in 2 years 

The United States has for the first time called Myanmar's attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State "ethnic cleansing", saying targeted sanctions against those...

Hun Sen: no more US funding

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has reportedly challenged his former allies in Washington to end all aid after the US announced it was cutting...

Fugitive Speaker found in hospital

The Speaker of Indonesia’s lower house has been arrested after spending a few days “missing” while his house was raided, he crashed his car...

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Malaysia reopens 2006 murder probe

Malaysia’s police have confirmed they are reopening the murder probe into Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. Altantuya's father, Setev Shaariibuu, called for the case to be...

UN visit to Papua blocked 

Indonesia is being criticised for refusing to allow the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to visit troubled Papua...