Duterte flips finger to EU

President Rodrigo Duterte extends his middle finger to the European Union. Source: YouTube Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has used agricultural language to respond to the European...

Rebel armies plan federation

Nay Pyi Taw’s grip on ethnically distinct Kachin State is loose. Source: YouTube Leaders from 17 rebel armies in Myanmar are meeting in Kachin State...

Junta disbands Amnesty event 

The Thai military have shown little concern for human rights since seizing power in 2014. Source: Flickr   Thailand has prevented Amnesty International from unveiling its...

Myanmar election ‘fundamentally flawed’: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar’s general election, due on November 8, has been condemned as “fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government”, by...

Nike dumps homophobic Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is planning one more bout. Source: Flickr Nike has scrapped its sponsorship deal with the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he said homosexuals were “worse...

Buddhist chiefs to scrap radical group

Burgundy-clad Buddhists are ubiquitous in Myanmar. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar’s state-run Buddhist authority has agreed to disband the controversial nationalist activist group, the Association for...

Prince plans year of ‘mourning’ 

Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. Source: Wikimedia The coronation of Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn will be delayed more than a year as part of the "mourning" period...

Trump partner eyes top job

Pura Tanah Lot in Bali, which the Trump development will overlook. Source: Wikimedia Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner says he may run for president in...

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...

A scandal that won’t die 

Malaysia is due to hold a general election in the next 12 months with the ruling United Malays National Organisation facing a tricky news...

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