Indonesia coal exports return 

Indonesia is the Philippines’ main supplier of coal. Source: Flickr   Indonesia plans to resume coal exports to the Philippines after they were cancelled amid fears...

Najib promises 1MDB cooperation 

1MDB cash allegedly ended up being spent at Harrod’s in London. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, says he will cooperate with Washington and...

Cambodians flock to mine-infested border

Western Cambodia is peppered with anti-personnel mines. Source: Wikimedia Landmine clearance teams in Cambodia say their task to make development sustainable is becoming more urgent...

EU and Nestlé mount pressure on Thai fishing slavery

The appalling practises of the Thai fishing industry are increasingly under the spotlight. Source: Flickr Thai police claim more than 100 people have been arrested...

Malaysia names central bank boss

Outgoing governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. Source: YouTube Malaysia has appointed Muhammad Ibrahim as central bank governor, after months of market speculation ahead of veteran...

EU palm-oil ban hits Asean 

Since coming to office, Malaysia’s new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been impressively active, regardless of the fact that he is the world’s oldest...

Thailand’s generals poised to retain power

Thailand’s military party appeared to have won enough seats in the general election for General Prayut Chan-ocha to remain prime minister in an electoral...

Pangolin critically endangered, wildlife watchdog warns

Shy, scaly and highly elusive, pangolins exist primarily in Asia and Africa. Today, they are also currently the most heavily trafficked mammal in the...

Thai tiger temple raid ‘completed’

Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua appears to have lost its star attractions. Source: Flickr An operation to remove nearly 140 big cats from Thailand's famous...

Rohingya ‘whitewash’ report slammed 

Human rights groups have condemned an internal investigation by Myanmar’s military into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and demanding that...

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The coronavirus is expected to force Asean’s economies to either slow down rapidly or contract in the current quarter, according to economists.  Singapore is due to...

Philippines to probe Honda production shutdown

The Senate of the Philippines is planning to conduct an inquiry into the sudden shutdown of Honda Cars Philippines Inc.’s manufacturing in Laguna. Senator Joel...

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