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...
The Komodo National Park is on the verge of destruction as new construction facilities arise that could destroy the reptiles' natural habitat.

Komodo National Park: On the Verge of Destruction?

Indonesia is famous for the Komodo National Park, where lots of Komodo dragons inhabit the country's Lesser Sunda Islands. Komodo dragons are now an endangered...

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...

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Comelec voids petition to repeal Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s Certificate of Candidacy to run for Philippine president.

COMELEC Voids Petition to Negate Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Presidential Candidacy

The race for the new Philippine president and its administration is fast approaching. The opposition will always be present and will do everything to...
Thailand is one of the ASEAN countries that is now enduring the soaring inflation rate of basic commodities, including pork, fuel, and more.

Thailand’s Soaring Inflation Rate Getting Worse

Prices of basic commodities in Thailand started increasing at the onset of 2022. The soaring inflation rate adversely impacts the prices of fuel, noodles....
Indonesia temporarily lifted its ban on coal export and gave the "go" signal to 14 vessels to deliver its coal to other Asian countries.

Indonesia’s Ban on Coal Export Temporarily Lifted

Indonesia has banned its coal export since January 1 due to a shortage of domestic use.  However, after ten days, the government lifted the...