Asean ignores real killers

Thailand’s Songkran water festival, starting this week, results in numerous road deaths each year, but the Thai newspapers are filled with stories about a...

China’s Trump card

Coherent Donald Trump policies are yet to materialise. Source: Wikimedia Making predictions about the next few years became more challenging this month, especially as many...

Giap ‘testicle’ gag and online freedom

An incident in Vietnam, involving an unfortunate quip about a testicle being fashioned into the shape of a legendary general’s head, has exposed the...

Same, same but different

Last week saw the Thai king’s mistress crawling towards the monarch’s feet like a snail to be named as a key adviser.    Thailand’s king,...
Environmentalists in Indonesia want to convince people to reconsider their habits and refrain from using single-use bags and plastic bottles.

Plastic Bottle Museum Raises Worsening Ocean Plastics Crisis

The whole world is suffering from the worsening ocean plastic crisis. Plastic bottles of different sizes pollute the ocean along with other garbage. Environmentalists...

Jokowi’s mixed messages

Jakarta International School. Indonesia’s expat institutions are feeling the pinch. Source: Wikimedia As ever, Indonesia is sending out mixed messages. It wants foreign investment but...

Jakarta’s religious card 

The future of one of the world's largest cities, Jakarta, lies in the balance. As ethnicity and religion have been increasingly exploited, the colossal...

Back to the dark ages 

Thailand is currently experiencing an uneasy peace but this might not last if Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha delays his promised general election again as...

The rapidly-changing aviation industry

It’s mixed emotions for the global aviation industry as the emergence of low-cost carriers has taken its toll on major legacy airlines that have...

Najib’s 2016 is looking up

Saudi Arabia has plenty of money to invest at home and abroad. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been handed a welcome end...

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Malaysian forest reserves are in the verge of deforestation due to logging, mining, and oil palm plantation.

Malaysian Forest Reserves Denuded of Protection, on the Verge of Deforestation

Two Malaysian forest reserves in Johor, Malaysia, used to be jungles rich in wildlife diversity. Jemaluang and Tenggaroh are dense forests where elephants, sun...
Filipinos are starting to embrace digital payment. (JFVelasquez Floro/WikimediaCommons)

Digital Payment is the New Normal for Filipinos

The ongoing threat of the worldwide pandemic allows people to start embracing cashless payments. Filipinos see digital payment as the new normal. Filipinos lead the...
Singapore will stretch its vaccinated travel lanes to 12-year-old children and below.

Vaccinated Travel Lanes: What You Should Know

Singapore will stretch its vaccinated travel lanes to 12-year-old children and below. The country's move to encourage family travel will start on October 19. The...