Thailand scrambles to reform seafood industry

Thailand is facing massive economic losses if it cannot export to the EU. Source: Wikimedia Bangkok has registered more than 70,000 undocumented foreign workers in...

Another Chinese worker killed in Laos

The state’s grip on rural Laos is weak. Source: Wikimedia A Chinese national has been killed and three were wounded in what has been called...

Suu Kyi failing to match hopes: HRW

Chittagong in Bangladesh suffered from overcrowding before the recent influx of Rohingya refugees. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar's democratically elected government has failed to hold the military...

Malaysia, Singapore flag carriers sign wide-ranging partnership agreement

National carriers Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have on Wednesday (Oct 30) sealed a wide-ranging commercial agreement to share revenue on flights between...

Malaysian king to decide on economic emergency proposal

The King of Malaysia was set to meet with other senior royals to discuss the possibility of declaring a state of emergency as proposed...

US still hunting 1MDB fugitive Low: envoy 

Fugitive Malaysian trader Low Taek Jho is still wanted by the US authorities despite him agreeing a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ), according to the US...

Singapore and Indonesia haze row deepens

Haze on Orchard Road, Singapore, in September 2015. Source: Wikimedia   Indonesia has dismissed Singaporean allegations that the tiny republic did not receive an official complaint...

Casino Group to sell Thai Big C stake

The visitor to Thailand need not wait long to find a Big C. Source: Flickr The French Casino Group has agreed to sell its majority...

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...

Singapore sees rising Chinese property interest

The level of Chinese property investment in Singapore has hit record levels this year as instability in Hong Kong appears to be rising.  “Singapore is the regional safe harbour and the...

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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...

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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...