Time for a palm-oil rethink 

Malaysia and Indonesia’s trade ministers have said they will “discuss and coordinate” palm oil export issues, including organising a joint mission to the EU. But...

Malaysia fears rabies outbreak 

Malaysia and Thailand will hold talks next month to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on disease control amid growing fears of a Borneo...

Cambodia bans sand exports

Cambodia has banned sand exports from a coastal region where it was mainly being shipped to Singapore, although activists say earlier bans on the...

Vietnam angers China with drilling 

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the South China Sea claimed by China.A drilling ship on contract to international firm...

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...

Widodo scrambles for Chinese cash

The high-profile Belt and Road summit in Beijing in May saw Indonesian President Joko Widodo trying to persuade his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to...

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...

S’pore oil-rig slump continues

Orders at Singaporean shipyards fell by more than half last year as the offshore industry was hammered by falling oil prices.Companies in the sector...

Cambodia ‘probes’ illegal timber trade

Cambodia says it is investigating claims of large-scale timber smuggling to Vietnam. Phnom Penh's environment minister, Say Sam Al, told the Cambodia Daily that investigations...

Six journalists deported from Papua 

Six Japanese journalists trying to make a documentary have been deported by the Indonesian authorities from the province of Papua. The team was working for...

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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...