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...

Gay couple win Thai surrogate custody battle

A kathoey or transgender Thai on Soi Bangla in Phuket. Thailand is generally extremely tolerant. Source: Flickr A gay couple from the USA have won...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Refugee arrives in Cambodia from Pacific island

Nauru, the world’s smallest republic, is home to hundreds of refugees who hoped to reach Australia. Source: Wikimedia A fifth refugee from the Pacific island of...

Indonesia planning ‘anti-gay’ bill

The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. Aceh may point to where the rest of the archipelago is heading. Source: Wikimedia  Indonesia’s politicians are believed...

Hun Sen under fire over activist arrests

The National Assembly in Phnom Penh. Source: Wikimedia Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen of being involved in the case...

Penang chief mulls snap election

Lim Guan Eng. Source: Wikimedia An opposition-controlled Malaysian state is considering early elections as a corruption scandal hits its chief minister in a move that might...

Post Pol Pot PM dies

Former prime minister Pen Sovann. Source: YouTube   Cambodia's first post-Khmer Rouge prime minister Pen Sovann has died aged 80.  He was installed by Vietnam only to...

Duterte plans free condom scheme 

Catholicism is the dominant religious denomination in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia  The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to...

Ahok weighed down by fake news

After the ethnically and religiously divisive Jakarta election this week, fake news or hoaxes appeared as a potent force during the unseemly campaign. The vote...

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