After Tokyo 2020, Jakarta aims to secure ASEAN’s first Olympics

Even as its national team’s 28 athletes arrived in Tokyo for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Olympic Games last month, Indonesia’s Olympic Committee (KOI) had already...

Will Japan seize its “ASEAN moment”?

At a time when Japanese officials are hardening their stance against China in the matter of Taiwanese independence, the country has been working hard...

Amid surging Covid-19 cases, second gen vaccines raise hopes across the Asia-Pacific

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees sounded the alarm at the beginning of this month on the rapidly deteriorating circumstances of refugees and...

When will Vietnam’s victims of abuse be vindicated?

When news broke of two separate crimes in Southern Vietnam within days of one another - the rape and murder of a five-year old...

ASEAN leaders want end on Myanmar crisis, envoy to facilitate talks

Southeast Asian chiefs reached an agreement with Myanmar's junta leader on Saturday to immediately end the ongoing crisis in the country, though without "a...

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...

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Looming Civil War in Myanmar Urges UN to Act Immediately

Myanmar is on the verge of an intensifying civil war due to the country's military rule. The military's displacement of Aung San Suu Kyi...
Panasonic to stop Singapore operation due to arduous worldwide business standpoint.

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Vietnam's Resolution 105 will help revive the country's dwindling economy.

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Vietnam proclaimed a new law called Resolution 105 to subsidize pandemic-stricken businesses in the country. It will help speed up the proliferation of the...