Gay crackdown boosts HIV: HRW

A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public...

Generals planned ethnic cleansing: Amnesty

Thirteen Burmese military chiefs, including the most powerful government figure in Myanmar, should be investigated by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity,...

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...

Lee defends $15m summit bill 

Singapore has been in the news this week as it hosted the Trump-Kim talks for which the bill would reach around US$15 million, said...

Jakarta approves tough ‘terror’ law

The Indonesian parliament has unanimously approved a contentious"anti-terror" law that grants the military direct involvement in so-called counter-terror operations and security decisions. After several suicide...

Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...

Rally demands aid for Kachin refugees 

Thousands have protested in Myanmar's Kachin State to demand humanitarian access for civilians trapped between government forces and rebels, amid reports of the military...

Smugglers given death sentence

Eight Taiwanese drug smugglers have been sentenced to death by an Indonesian court after being arrested with around a tonne of crystal methamphetamine, known...

Junta rule continues unchecked

Myanmar’s military continues to crush opposition in the war-torn country, bullying anyone who opposes its grip on power. Unfortunately, the country's elected “leaders” remain entirely...

Manila denies foreign crackdown

A Philippine presidential spokesman has denied that there is a crackdown on foreigners, saying that the ban on their political participation is in the...

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Wild Boars to be ordained 

Most members of the Thai football team rescued from the flooded Chaing Rai cave will have their heads shaved and be ordained in a...

1.5m Singaporeans’ records hacked 

Hackers have stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in the Lion City's biggest ever data breach. The...

US citizen faces Vietnam protest trial 

William Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American who was arrested during an anti-Chinese demonstration in Vietnam, faces his first trial in Hanoi for disturbing public order. Nineteen members...