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...

S’pore promised 3D print service

3D printing is still in its infancy. Source: Wikimedia Asean's firms are being promised 3D prints, available within 24 hours, when a United Parcel Service...

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...

Junta to spend $2bn on spy satellites: claim

The Thai junta is reported to be investing heavily in the US-based Theia Satellite Network, a web of 112 surveillance satellites carrying high-tech cameras,...

Jakarta leads descent into homophobia

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The government is increasingly appeasing conservative Islam. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia increasing...

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...

Driverless buses get 2022 target

Driverless buses are due to be used in “quiet” Singaporean streets from 2022, the Lion City’s transport minister has announced. The government also unveiled plans...

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...

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...

Jokowi moves to boost Korean trade

South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Source: Wikimedia South Korea pledged to help accelerate industrial growth in Indonesia during a bilateral meeting with South Korean President...

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