Freeport looks to sue Jakarta

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

Freeport boss in Papua quits

Freeport’s controversial copper mine in Papua, Indonesia. Source: WikimediaChappy Hakim, the chief executive of mining giant Freeport-McMoran in Indonesia, has stepped down after the...

US firm gets Singapore rail nod

Aecom’s design for the Jurong East terminus. Source: AecomUS engineering firm Aecom, which has worked with the Singaporean authorities on several MRT lines, has...

S’pore drivers’ loans on rise

Car ownership remains popular among Singaporeans. Source: FlickrSingaporean car buyers are taking out bigger financing loans following an easing of vehicle-loan curbs since May...

Kerry returns to Vietnam battle site

John Kerry testifies to the US Senate in 1971. Source: YouTube The outgoing US secretary of state, John Kerry, a veteran of the Vietnam War,...

Thais expect more tourists, despite floods 

Thais are used to flooding but not normally in January. Source: FlickrThe Thai authorities expect revenue from foreign tourism to rise 8.5 per cent...

Myanmar oil imports surge with 8% growth

Yangon’s docks need upgrading. Source: Asean EconomistMyanmar’s oil imports are surging to fuel its fast-growing economy and rebuild decrepit infrastructure, creating a shipping boom. With...

Asean marks tsunami anniversary 

The 2004 tsunami hits Ao Nang in Thailand. Source: WikimediaAt least 400 victims from the 2004 tsunami that killed 226,000 people remain unidentified in...

Envoys plan Rakhine visit

Poverty grips much of Rakhine State. Source: FlickrSenior US, Chinese, British and other EU diplomats are due to visit the north of Myanmar's unstable...

Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

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