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...

Suu Kyi said to be angling for presidency

Suu Kyi appears to be in negotiations to take the presidency. Source: Wikimedia Myanmar will not find out who its next president will be until...

8 activists held in Cambodia

Kem Sokha, the Cambodia National Rescue Party's deputy leader. Source: Flickr Cambodia's police have arrested eight human rights activists, including two foreigners, in a crackdown...

Junta faces first electoral test

How the Thai military would respond to a ‘no’ vote is unknown. Source: Wikimedia   Thai voters will return to the ballot booths on Sunday for...

Najib set to clean up in Sarawak poll

The main entrance to the Niah Caves in Sarawak. The sprawling state is largely rural. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is working hard...

UN issues brutal Rakhine report 

Much of the Rohingya community has been forced to live in camps since 2012 riots. Source: Flickr The UN says Myanmar's security forces have committed...

Ahok jailed for blasphemy 

The defeated, ethnically Chinese, Christian governor of Jakarta has been jailed for two years for blaspheming the Koran, despite the prosecution requesting only a...

CNRP MPs flee ‘dictator’

Most Cambodian opposition parliamentarians have now fled abroad to escape arrest ahead of next July’s general election, according to an MP.  Prime Minister Hun Sen,...

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Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

Facebook has apologised after translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as “Mr Shithole” during the high-profile visit to Myanmar by the all-powerful leader of...

Indonesia recruits fishermen in South China Sea dispute

Indonesia says it will mobilise fishing crews in the South China Sea to help expel Chinese vessels from Indonesian waters.  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced:...