King health alert hits baht

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn during a recent public relations campaign. Source: Wikimedia     Thailand's stock exchange has plunged after the palace said ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health...

Jakarta cuts rates for fourth time

An Indonesia vessel after taking exports across the Pacific. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time...

Merkel and Lee promise deeper ties

Singapore and Germany have signed a joint declaration to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation and deepen information exchanges. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Germany...

Asean works on transport deal

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The Asean Regional Road Safety Strategy has been finalised, said the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk...

S’pore grows with global demand 

Singaporean manufacturers have benefited from the strengthening global economy, which is increasing demand for exports. Factory output expanded 5.3 per cent year on year in...

More 1MDB scandals to come: Lim 

Malaysia intends to recover all stolen assets from the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund, according to the new finance minister, who...

Johor makes water pledge despite drought

Water pipes are visible on the Singapore-Johor Causeway. Source: Wikimedia The minister in charge of public works for Johor State in Malaysia has assured Singapore...

Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people...

Myanmar farmers protest at Chinese copper mine

Protests have been taking place at Letpadaung for years. Source: Flickr Hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed...

Kachin jade scavenger shot by guards

A jade scavenger in Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security staff, according to the authorities.   On Monday, a scavenger from troubled Rakhine...

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The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought – compounded by dams –...

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Four Malaysian nationals on Monday were caned for having gay sex, which is a violation of the Islamic laws. Human rights group Amnesty International said...