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...

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...

Facebook admits Myanmar ‘failures’

Facebook has admitted that it failed to prevent its website from being used to incite violence and racism towards the Rohingya community in western...

Dyson to build electric cars in Singapore

Dyson, the UK-based company associated with vacuum cleaners, has picked Singapore to build its first electric car. Building work is due to start at...

Indonesia busts Instagram ‘baby sales’

The authorities in Surabaya (pictured), Indonesia's second-largest city, say they have broken up an operation selling babies on Instagram under the guise of an...

Singapore firm eyes hydrogen plane by 2025

Singaporean tech firm HES Energy Systems says it plans to fly its Element One, the world’s first hydrogen-electric passenger aeroplane by 2025.  HES, which has...

Sulawesi relief hampered by fake news

Indonesia is struggling with fake reports of further quakes and the imminent collapse of dams are causing unnecessary extra disruption on Sulawesi after last...

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Thai junta looks for coalition partners amid fraud claims

Two rival Thai parties both say they are trying to form a coalition government in the wake of Thailand’s election, amid widespread allegations of...

Thailand’s generals poised to retain power

Thailand’s military party appeared to have won enough seats in the general election for General Prayut Chan-ocha to remain prime minister in an electoral...

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Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...