ASEAN press freedom weakens as Malaysia slips furthest

Press freedom in Southeast Asia continues to languish as Malaysia steps back the farthest among world nations in this year's World Press Freedom Index. The...

UN slams Myanmar military over death of 70

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the killing of 70 people only this year since the country’s military regained control. Thomas Andrews, UN’s special rapporteur...

Burmese resume protest versus military control

Shunning the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), protesters stormed the streets of Myanmar to rally against the control of the military regained...

Myanmar detains Aung San Suu Kyi as military takes control

Myanmar’s military regained control of the country after detaining the de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi over claims of voter fraud. A report by...

Vaccine negligence undermining Asia Pacific’s coronavirus response

Many countries from the RCEP trade partnership – comprised of the ten ASEAN countries, plus South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand– are...

Hundreds tried for treason in Cambodia

One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday...

Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...

Thousands granted royal amnesty in Thailand

The kingdom of Thailand pardoned and cut short thousands of prisoners’ sentences to mark the eve of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birth date. According to...

Hundreds of Cambodians charged with treason

More than 100 Cambodians part of a non-government organization are undergoing trial for treason charges, a case widely condemned as a move by Prime...

Thai protesters charged for insulting royal family

Thai police have cordoned off Bangkok and slapped charges against activists involved in anti-government protests for allegedly insulting the monarchy, a day before another...

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