Duterte threatens to cut US relations

Rodrigo Duterte is often compared to US Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Source: YouTube The Philippine's presidential frontrunner is warning that he is prepared to cut...

Ahok suffers heavy defeat 

Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, has conceded defeat in his attempt to secure re-election, ending a campaign fuelled by...

Malaysia opens gay ‘prevention’ competition 

Malaysia is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (US$930) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality in a health ministry...

Shell sells Malaysian arm to Chinese firm

A Shell petrol station in Sabah, Malaysia. Source: Wikimedia Royal Dutch Shell said it had agreed to sell its shares in Shell Refining Company in...

Japan demands Asean unity

Senkaku in the East China Sea is concentrating minds in Tokyo, Beijing and Taipei. Source: Flickr   Jakarta has a huge responsibility to maintain unity and...

Singapore index falls to 2016 level 

Singapore’s purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell last month, signalling a contraction in manufacturing amid the US-China trade dispute and a global economic slowdown. The PMI...

Singapore promises ‘checks’ over Panama leaks

As a financial hub, Singapore is in the spotlight over the Panama Papers. Source: Pixabay The Singaporean government says it is reviewing information from the...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year. The...

Foreigners flee Bali prison 

The Indonesian authorities are hunting for four foreign prisoners who escaped from Bali’s overcrowded Kerobokan prison (pictured) by crawling through a tunnel dug under...

Duterte threatens to expel envoys

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has warned the European Union and United Nations that he could expel their ambassadors within 24 hours if they...

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Indonesia eyes taxes on plastic bags, sweet drinks and cars 

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Mulyani Indrawati has submitted a proposal to parliament to impose environmental tariffs. She said the authorities were targeting sugar-filled and artificially...