Philippine military storm Abu Sayyaf camp

The Philippine military's claims are yet to be independently confirmed. Source: Wikimedia  After a week-long series of attacks by Philippine troops, a Muslim extremist camp...

Indonesia to beef up security for Christmas holidays

The Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. More than 80 per cent of Indonesians are Muslims, but the government official recognises five other religions. Photo: Michael J. Lowe/Wikimedia...

US calls on Laos to investigate activist’s disappearance

Sombath pictured with South African human rights icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2006. Photo: Shui-Meng Ng/Wikimedia Commons. Washington has called on the Lao government to “conduct...

EU threatens to ban Thai fish exports

Thailand's fishing industry is still under scrutiny. Source: Wikimedia The European Union has warned Bangkok to "promptly" address human rights and slavery issues in its fisheries...

Myanmar heroin trade booming: UN

Most of the profit is generated after the produce has left Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia  Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium after Afghanistan. This...

Thailand, Cambodia to triple bilateral trade to $15b over next five years

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha met his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen for talks at Government House in Bangkok today. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The prime ministers...

Fires twice as expensive as 2004 tsunami: World Bank

Indonesia is still paying the price for this year's fires. Source: Flickr by mararie Indonesia's forest fires and the so-called haze it caused this year have...

Yangon to modernise port 

Yangon Port is due to move away from paper documentation. Source: Wikimedia  Hitachi Solutions is hoping to have an electronic data interchange (EDI) system for...

Singapore hit by export fall

Singapore remains a regional economic titan. Source: Wikimedia Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore dipped 3.3 per cent in November, after recording flat growth in...

Typhoon Melor batters Philippines

Melor kills 4 in Philippines.  Source: Wikimedia  Typhoon Nona, as it is known in the Philippines or Melor internationally, has killed at least four people...

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Indonesia recruits fishermen in South China Sea dispute

Indonesia says it will mobilise fishing crews in the South China Sea to help expel Chinese vessels from Indonesian waters.  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced:...

21 contenders for SG’s five digital banking licenses

Singapore’s Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has confirmed a total of 21 applications for its digital banking licenses. Seven bids came through for the digital...

Observers denied access to Cambodia treason trial 

The court hosting the treason trial of Cambodia's opposition leader has turned away independent journalists at the start of proceedings. Reuters and the Phnom Penh...