RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

A free-trade deal between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their five trading partners failed to be signed amid India’s...

Indian VP to visit Brunei as it reels from oil price fall

Brunei is trying to diversify away from oil. Source: Flickr Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari is due to take a five-day trip to Brunei and Thailand...

Report slams Brunei Sharia law

Brunei is becoming increasingly austere, the report argues. Source: Flickr Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia have been listed as the region’s worst violators of “freedom of...

Brunei to host forest summit

Rhinoceros hornbills in Brunei. Source: Wikimedia Brunei is set to host the Second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in August with Australian backing, it has announced. Australia's Environment...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Brunei’s gay community ‘lives in fear’

The sultan of Brunei last week announced a moratorium on his sharia law death penalty for gay sex but members of the sultanate’s LGBT...

Brunei prince puts $2m into tech start-up

Medicine is increasingly moving online. Source: bookdoc.com BookDoc, a health-care technology start-up launched in Malaysia in October, has raised a seed round of financing which...

Brunei sharia boycott widens

Airlines, London's transport network, travel agents and financial institutions have joined the businesses cutting ties with Brunei-owned firms to protest over the introduction of...

RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

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