NGOs condemn Cambodian security crackdown  

Cambodia has been called on to free those arrested for commemorating the third anniversary of the killing of government critic Kem Ley.  On July 10,...

Amnesty demands UN probe into Philippine drug slaughter 

Amnesty International has called for the United Nations to investigate the deaths of thousands of mostly poor Filipinos.  Three years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte...

Expect Papuan misery to increase

The looming 50th anniversary of a so-called referendum that condemned the two Papuan provinces to exploitation by Indonesia has coincided with a rising tide...

UN told to act over violence in Myanmar 

The Human Rights Council in Geneva has been told by the special rapporteur on rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, that the international community is “beginning to...

Girl, 3, killed in Philippine drugs ‘bust’: HRW

A three-year-old girl has been killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs.  Myka Ulpina was purportedly shot during a police raid targeting...

US citizen jailed for 12 years in Vietnam 

A Vietnamese-American father of four has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Vietnam for "attempting to overthrow the state” amid what is...

Asean called to toughen Rohingya stance

Human rights groups have called on Asean’s leaders to take a tougher stand on Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims ahead of today’s ...

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Firebrand Burmese monk on run for insulting Suu Kyi

A member of Myanmar’s government has told a court that the extremist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, “incited hatred” against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi....

Thai police arrest ‘George Clooney’ fraudster

The police in Thailand have arrested an Italian and his wife who fled a jail sentence for using the name of actor George Clooney...

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Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...