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...

Thais cower under rule of cruel clowns

The model of the king's water aerator and the giant "shrine" to his achievements in Bangkok's Rama IX park. Source: Asean Economist Thailand’s unappealing military...

Supreme court decides on presidential disqualification

Senator Grace Poe has added some colour to the presidential race. Source: Wikimedia The Supreme Court in the Philippines has begun to hear oral arguments...

Vietnam condemns Chinese oil rig

A Vietnam People's Navy honour guard. Source: Wikipedia Hanoi has warned Beijing not to drill in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after...

Singapore looks to boost Asean awareness

Singapore needs to find markets to replace faltering China. Source: Flickr As Singapore prepares to chair Asean in 2018, initiatives are in the pipeline to promote...

Shinawatras step up publicity drive

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Source: Flickr  Ousted Thai prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra are distributing an increasing amount of...

Singapore December exports slump

China’s downturn will continue to impact Asean. Source: Wikipedia Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) from Singapore fell further last month, hurt by a sudden decline in...

Suspect’s brother urges caution

Police are on alert across Asean. Source: Pixabay   Police in Jakarta say a man called Muhammad Bahrun Naim, believed to be in Syria with Isis,...

Sister of murdered backpacker slams Thai police

The Thai police have a poor reputation domestically and internationally. Source: Wikipedia The sister of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge has described Thailand as a “dangerous...

Three arrested in Jakarta

Indonesia’s authorities impressed analysts with their fast response. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian police have arrested three men suspected of having links to the coordinated bomb and...

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