Philippines ignores US over Huawei

The telecoms sector is providing another example of the growing influence of China across Asean, as its controversial mobile giant, Huawei, prepares to roll...

Facebook bans Myanmar rebel armies

Facebook says it is banning four rebel armies in Myanmar, where the online giant has faced criticism for its slow response to groups using...

HRW: Vietnam lied to UN about rights record

Vietnam presented a misleading picture of its rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last month, according to Human Rights...

Malaysia pays token high-speed rail compensation

Malaysia has paid Singapore US$15 million to cover the costs of the delayed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project. Singapore's Ministry of Transport confirmed...

Ex-Singapore convict leaks HIV records

Since the leak of personal details about 14,200 Singaporeans with HIV, the Ministry of Health says it has been contacting patients affected to provide...

Dyson moves HQ to Singapore

Brexit-backing vacuum cleaner pioneer Sir James Dyson is abandoning its headquarters in the UK in favour of Singapore as Britain’s divorce from the European...

Vietnam enters Pacific trade deal

Vietnam’s entry this week into the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, to be followed by a trade agreement with the EU, will give Hanoi...

EU urged to shelve Vietnam trade deal

The European Parliament and Council have been urged by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to postpone the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)...

Vietnam completes online clampdown

Legislation requiring internet companies operating in Vietnam to remove content the one-party state regards as "toxic" has come into effect, in a move critics...

Musk defends cave hero ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him from the British dive hero that he repeatedly labelled a...

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