500 car chargers planned for Singapore 

Singaporean energy provider SP Group has announced plans to open 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2020, filling a “critical gap in scaling...

RFA ditches Myanmar over ‘Rohingya’

Radio Free Asia is abandoning domestic broadcasting in Myanmar, ending its partnership with the DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma) Media Group, which had been...

Vietnam jails anti-Chinese rioters 

Many protesters have been arrested in Vietnam amid protests against plans for special economic zones (SEZs) that many fear will be dominated by Chinese...

Junta to spend $2bn on spy satellites: claim

The Thai junta is reported to be investing heavily in the US-based Theia Satellite Network, a web of 112 surveillance satellites carrying high-tech cameras,...

Musk repeats Singapore criticism

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has defended his comments, saying Singapore is not supportive of electric vehicles despite its construction of a dedicated, artificial “city”...

Changi trials face checks 

Singapore’s Changi airport is testing a facial-recognition system which it said could locate passengers and help speed up the boarding process. The airport is expanding...

Asean unveils 26 ‘smart’ cities 

The Asean leaders’ summit in Singapore has named 26 cities to pilot its Asean Smart Cities Network, in the hope of setting up a...

Singapore targets Asean smart cities 

Asean’s leaders will gather in Singapore from today (Wednesday) until Saturday for the 32nd Asean summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chairing.  Singapore says...

Manila probes Facebook data leak 

The Philippines says it was investigating a Facebook data breach by the scandal-ridden political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The National Privacy Commission has written to Facebook...

Jakarta threatens Facebook ban

An Indonesian cabinet minister has threatened to axe Facebook if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being collected or if...

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Rare good news for Asean media

Malaysia has repealed the controversial anti-fake news law, which has been widely condemned for stifling free speech since its introduction by the previous government...

Jokowi boosts budget ahead of vote

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo's draft state budget for next year promises handouts as he seeks a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The draft...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...