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...

Indonesian mass murderer dies

Anwar Congo, the former leader of an Indonesian death squad that killed thousands of suspected communists in the Sumatran city of Medan during the...

Palm oil hampers EU trade for Malaysia and Indonesia

Indonesia says it wants to speed up trade talks with the European Union and within a month complete a review of trade with the...

Widodo hands Indonesia defence job to brutal rival

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has named his presidential challenger, Prabowo Subianto, as his defence minister. The disgraced former general is accused of human rights...

Asean coal power plant construction falls

The number of new coal power plants under construction across Asean has fallen over the past two years, causing fears for Australian exporters of...

Indonesia’s Jokowi sworn in for 2nd term amid heightened security

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term at a heavily guarded ceremony in the capital Jakarta...

Indonesia’s Papuan lies continue

Indonesia has opened its Sorong Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on a 524-hectare site in the troubled province of West Papua.  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony,...

Indonesia grapples with sweeping Islamic laws 

Indonesia looks like it might have received a reprieve from the parliamentary bid to create an Islamist state.  Indonesia's president has moved to delay a...

Orangutans not spared current haze onslaught

Toxic haze blanketing Southeast Asia has had two casualties so far with a four-month-old toddler and 60-year-old plantation worker succumbing to respiratory complications. But humans...

Indonesia turns into timber, furnitures production amid trade war

THE Indonesian government is mulling over banking on its timber and furnitures industry to seize the momentum amid the ongoing trade war between the...

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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...

EU and HRW slam Cambodia clampdown

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cambodia should drop all charges against the opposition leader Kem Sokha (pictured) and allow exiled critics to return to...

Singapore bans PMDs from public sidewalks

Singapore’s recent ban on personal mobility devices from footpaths, while sudden and unexpected, has been generally well-received by the public and food delivery companies. Just...