Malaysia vape crackdown sparks confusion

Vapes are becoming a major Malaysian export Malaysia's crackdown on its booming vape trade has caused alarm from Chinese manufacturers who export to the Southeast...

Vietnam using cyber law to jail critics: NGO

Six Vietnamese activists and bloggers are facing lengthy jail terms for their peaceful opposition to the Communist authorities, according to lobby group Human Rights...

Singapore opens drug research centre 

In an effort to take Singapore’s drug development to the next level, a national centre for drug research has opened in the city-state. Based at...

Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia  Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

Jakarta cleric faces porn charges 

Jakarta's police have named an Islamist leader as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos, a new legal threat to the...

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...

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...

Singapore holds hacker ‘bug bounty’

HackerOne, a security platform run by "white hat” or ethical hackers, says it will work with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and...

Philippine internet among world’s worst: study

The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: Wikimedia Philippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

Army builds on Muslim land: Amnesty 

Myanmar is building military camps over flattened Rohingya villages, Amnesty International says, pointing to a key reason behind the targeting of the Muslim minority...

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Indonesia president calls for calm as Papuan mob burns parliament

Thousands of ethnic West Papuan activists have set fire to a provincial parliament in a protest sparked by accusations that the security forces arrested...

Indonesia president calls for calm as Papuan mob burns parliament

Thousands of ethnic West Papuan activists have set fire to a provincial parliament in a protest sparked by accusations that the security forces arrested...

Malaysia Court defers Najib trial to August 26

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