Indonesia denies Papua chemical weapons attack

Indonesia has denied allegations in Australia’s Saturday Paper that illegal chemical weapons were used in a military operation in remote Nduga regency in Papua...

African Swine Fever hits Philippine hogs

THE Agriculture department of the Philippines has confirmed the presence of an African Swine Fever (ASF), following weeks of testing the local hogs for...

ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

When will Vietnam’s victims of abuse be vindicated?

When news broke of two separate crimes in Southern Vietnam within days of one another - the rape and murder of a five-year old...

Thai monks clash with army over leadership row

Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok. Source: Pixabay A group of Buddhist monks have clashed with troops in Thailand during a protest condemning...

Papua police chief sacked over killing

A police chief in troubled Indonesian Papua has reportedly been demoted following last week's fatal shooting in Deiyai Regency. Yulianus Pigai, 28, died and up...

Tokens get Singapore trace half of population

Singapore has collected more than 400,000 TraceTogether tokens, putting it at the 50% mark in digital contact-tracing amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report...

The Philippine transportation system is unimaginably awful

THE Philippines has long been left out when it comes to modernizing its public transport system as compared with its neighboring Asian countries Malaysia...

Malaysia GDP falls to new 10-year low

Malaysia saw economic growth fell to its lowest level in 10 years amid lower private consumption and external demand as a result of a...

China unveils island-making ship

In a move that threatens Philippine claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has unveiled a giant dredging ship capable of creating more artificial...

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Indonesia confirmed that it won't send a representative to the Miss Universe 2021 due to lack of preparation and Omicron variant concerns.

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