Jakarta trumpets surprise growth figures

Jakarta’s economy and politics are looking more stable. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of last year as President Joko...

Elderly card players busted in bizarre Pattaya raid

A bridge club is an unlikely focus for the Pattaya authorities. Source: Wikimedia Around 32 foreign bridge players have been detained on Thailand’s gulf coast...

Najib rival unseated

Zahir Masjid, Kedah's state mosque. The northerly state needs a new chief minister. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tightened his grip on power...

EU and Nestlé mount pressure on Thai fishing slavery

The appalling practises of the Thai fishing industry are increasingly under the spotlight. Source: Flickr Thai police claim more than 100 people have been arrested...

NLD MPs take their seats

Suu Kyi has to cope with a military veto on constitutional reform. Source: BBC Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy...

NLD MPs face daunting challenge

Female labourers paint parliamentary block paving in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of the start of the new session. Photo: Asean Economist   Hundreds of new MPs...

Thein Sein calls for unity

Myanmar's President Thein Sein has presided over considerable reforms. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's outgoing president, Thein Sein, called for unity among political parties in the national...

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"...

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"...

Najib’s 2016 is looking up

Saudi Arabia has plenty of money to invest at home and abroad. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been handed a welcome end...

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