India and Vietnam vow to boost defence cooperation

India and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen bilateral defence and security, agriculture, technology and nuclear, oil, gas and renewable energy cooperation as Vice President...

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...

Porn hacker held in Jakarta

Video taken of the "pornographic" billboard in Jakarta. Source: YouTube An Indonesian who was arrested for hacking into an electronic billboard displays in South Jakarta...

Singapore trains sent for repairs

Dover MRT station, Singapore. Source: Wikimedia A total of 26 of Singapore's 35 Chinese-made metro trains are being sent back to the manufacturer after structural...

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...

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...

Driverless taxi has minor knock

Would driverless technology address Singapore’s notorious traffic jams? Source: Wikimedia One of Singapore’s self-driving taxis being trialled has had its first accident, although the multitude of...

Indonesia to demand taxes from US tech giants

Jakarta. Indonesia’s vast population is hugely attractive to tech companies. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta's finance minister has said his office would examine the tax reports of...

Junta asks Google to block content 

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a 1970s documentary. Source: YouTube Bangkok’s junta has met Google bosses amid growing calls from royalists to arrest those who insult...

Silicon Valley investors set up in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh’s tech sector is attracting global attention. Source: Wikimedia Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups is starting a US$10-million fund for Vietnam to back...

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