Vietnam jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

Jakarta to buy out mine

The Indonesian government plans to acquire Rio Tinto’s 40-per-cent participating interest in the huge Grasberg copper mine in the unstable province of Papua.  It is...

Split Laos dam swamps villages 

Hundreds of people are missing after a dam collapsed in southern Laos, destroying thousands of homes. Five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill...

S’pore unveils wind turbine project 

Singapore's first long-span wind turbine has been installed at Semakau landfill, rising to the equivalent of a 14-storey building with three 10.5-metre rotor blades. The...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Albino orangutan released in Borneo jungle 

The only known albino orangutan, Alba, (pictured) has been released into a protected forest more than a year after being found close to death...

Singapore unveils marshland

Kranji Marshes along the northwestern shore of Kranji Reservoir. Source: channelnewsasia The Kranji Marshes, which at 57-hectares is the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore, was officially...

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...

Asean looks to filthy coal instead of solar power

Sun-kissed Asean continues to generate electricity using filthy coal and its citizens choke on foul air as a consequence.  The United Nations says the rising...

Singapore tax targets main polluters 

Singapore says it is imposing a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions and give its firms a competitive advantage as...

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