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...

Human Rights questions Cambodia over harassment of activists

THE United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) has hit out at Cambodia for the harassment of some 100 activists and detention of more...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Malaysia, Cambodia sign taxation, tourism deals

Malaysia and Cambodia are set to ink a double-taxation avoidance (DTA) agreement to boost their bilateral trade ties. The agenda is part of Malaysian Prime...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Drug-resistant malaria spreads across Asean

Only half of Asean’s patients with malaria are being cured because multi-drug resistant forms of the disease are spreading. The Lancet Infectious Diseases published...

NGOs condemn Cambodian security crackdown  

Cambodia has been called on to free those arrested for commemorating the third anniversary of the killing of government critic Kem Ley.  On July 10,...

Singapore tries to ease Lee’s Pol Pot blunder 

The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs has tried to ease tensions with Cambodia and Vietnam after Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook post...

Cambodians re-enact Khmer Rouge genocide

Cambodian students dressed as Khmer Rouge cadres re-enacted scenes from the genocide at the so-called killing fields to commemorate the 2 million victims butchered...

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Trade war prompts US firms to set sights on Thailand

Companies in the United States are transferring their operations to Southeast Asia—particularly Thailand—having suffered from more than a year of trade dispute between the...

Indonesia reports trade surplus

Indonesia posted a surprise trade surplus last month, beating forecasts of a deficit. Imports fell more sharply than exports amid feeble global and domestic...

Malaysian government to bail out pilgrimage fund for RM10.3 billion

The government of Malaysia will bear an RM10.3 billion ($2.48 billion) premium to restore the financial health of Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) as part...