Singapore’s economy limps into 2020

Singapore's economy grew by just 0.7 per cent during 2019 as the US-China trade war disrupted the financial hub along with a cyclical global...

Temasek offers $600-million rescue to Singapore shipping giant

Singapore-based Temasek Holdings Inc. stepped in as a white knight for financially-strapped Pacific International Lines (PIL), offering the latter worth $600 million of rescue...

Malaysia hopeful of US-China trade deal amid heating tensions

Malaysia is hoping for a positive outcome on the United States and China’s year-long trade rift, saying further spat would negatively affect global economies...

Songkran drink-drivers face morgue shifts

Thailand’s Songkran provides one of the world’s most predictable mass slaughters. Source: Flickr Thai drink-drivers and repeat traffic offenders could be sent to work in morgues...

Tesla owner faces heavy emissions fine

A Tesla Model S. Source: Wikimedia  An owner of a Tesla Model S electric car in Singapore is facing a fine for high carbon dioxide...

Thais promised cash handouts 

Sea salt harvesting in Pak Thale, Phetchaburi, Thailand. The bulk of rural Thailand survives on a meagre income. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's junta has approved a...

Indonesia recruits fishermen in South China Sea dispute

Indonesia says it will mobilise fishing crews in the South China Sea to help expel Chinese vessels from Indonesian waters.  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced:...

Indonesia probes Guernsey assets

Indonesia says it is investigating reports that US$1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to...

Lee ‘baffled’ by Suu Kyi 

The United Nations human rights rapporteur in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has said she is baffled by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

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Hundreds tried for treason in Cambodia

One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday...

Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...