Indonesia sends back US trash 

Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

Customs raid saves baby orangutans 

Two young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were reportedly among around 450 animals rescued from a boat travelling from Malaysia to Thailand as...

Driverless buses get 2022 target

Driverless buses are due to be used in “quiet” Singaporean streets from 2022, the Lion City’s transport minister has announced. The government also unveiled plans...

Cambodia seizes 3 tonnes of tusks

Cambodia says it has seized 1,026 elephant tusks in an abandoned storage container from Mozambique in the country's largest ever ivory bust. More than 3.2...

Freeport looks to sue Jakarta

Most indigenous Papuan communities have not embraced the foreign mining companies. Source: Wikimedia Freeport-McMoRan has warned Indonesia it was prepared to sue if it...

Army tackles Java plastic crisis 

The Indonesian military has been deployed to unblock rivers and canals clogged with bottles, bags and other plastic packaging. Indonesia is estimated to be the...

Philippines pledges 75% cut on carbon emissions

The country was last among Southeast Asian countries that submitted their official commitments to the Paris Climate Change agreement. The Philippines has submitted its official...

Indonesia leaves Malaysia behind in biodiesel production

Indonesia's vehicles will soon by running on a little more palm oil Jakarta is committed to push for higher production and consumption of biodiesel, to...

Malaysia burns tonnes of ivory

The African elephant is being hunted to extinction. Source: YouTube The Malaysian authorities have destroyed 9.5 tonnes of seized elephant ivory to deter smugglers who...

Jakarta races to count islands 

Indonesia's islands have never been successfully counted, although a 1996 law estimated there were 17,508, but now Jakarta is hoping to get an exact...

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