Malaysia steps up security ahead of Asean summit

The Paris attacks overshadow the Asean summit Following Friday’s terror strikes in Paris, Malaysia’s police have been put on high alert and will be doubling...

Malaysia must defend its territory, deputy PM says amid South China Sea row

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the country must defend itself against any encroachment on its territory,...

Bomb kills four in southern Thailand

Four people were killed and four injured in an overnight bomb attack at a checkpoint in the southern Thai province of Pattani, agencies report. “The...

Phnom Penh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy over a 2011 conviction for defamation,...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

Malaysia vape crackdown sparks confusion

Vapes are becoming a major Malaysian export Malaysia's crackdown on its booming vape trade has caused alarm from Chinese manufacturers who export to the Southeast...

Malaysia vape crackdown sparks confusion

Vapes are becoming a major Malaysian export Malaysia's crackdown on its booming vape trade has caused alarm from Chinese manufacturers who export to the Southeast...

Singapore businesses rue lost custom due to haze

Singapore's Marine Parade is shrouded in haze in this photo from June, 2013. Every year the region is hit by haze cause by agricultural...

Indonesia plans to recruit crocodiles to guard prison

Indonesia’s narcotics agency has called for a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death-row drug convicts, an official has said. It is...

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Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

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Indonesia recruits fishermen in South China Sea dispute

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