35-year term for royal ‘insult’

A Thai man has been given the harshest sentence ever for insulting the monarchy on Facebook.  Bangkok's military court sentenced former insurance salesman Vichai Thepwong...

US firm gets Singapore rail nod

Aecom’s design for the Jurong East terminus. Source: Aecom US engineering firm Aecom, which has worked with the Singaporean authorities on several MRT lines, has...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Amazon launch underwelms users

Online retailer Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, ending four years of free deliveries. Singaporean customers previously benefited from free international shipping if...

Singapore: no plans to go nuclear

Aceh in Sumatra after the 2004 tsunami. Indonesia’s plans for nuclear power in such a seismic hotspot will focus Singaporean minds. Source: Wikimedia Singapore has...

Jakarta set to ban Grindr

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta. Indonesia’s balancing act between gay rights and Islam is becoming increasingly problematic. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta looks poised to ban gay-dating apps like Grindr,...

Indonesia agency targets fake news 

Indonesia has launched a cyber security watchdog, the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), to tackle online religious extremism, fake news and internet hoaxes...

Galaxy Note 7 axe hits Vietnam

Vietnamese exports have become dependent on Samsung. Source: Wikimedia   The impact from Samsung’s move to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 phone is spreading to Vietnam, hurting...

Suu Kyi meets army chief and president

President Thein Sein has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Source:Wikimedia Myanmar's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held...

Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

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