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...

Philippines lifts travel ban on medical workers

The Philippine government has finally allowed the deployment of healthcare workers outside the country. Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was quoted as saying in a...

Twin typhoon smashes into the Philippines

The Philippines was hit by a twin typhoon on Sunday--one of which considered the strongest for the year--claiming the lives of seven people amid...

Najib Razak’s trial deferred anew

The ongoing trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case has been deferred anew amid the conditional movement control order (CMCO). This...

Lopez steps down as chairman emeritus of Philippines’ media giant

Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III has stepped down from his position as chairman emeritus of embattled Philippine media giant ABS-CBN Corp., months after the latter...

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Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying...

Malaysia’s mass vaccination program starts

Malaysia on Wednesday began with its mass vaccination program, two days earlier than scheduled, with the first person to receive the vaccine no other...

Nightlife to resume in Thailand in March

Thailand is set to further ease Covid-19 restrictions by allowing the resumption of entertainment businesses. According to a report by The Nation quoting the Center...