Mahathir appoints graft boss, bypassing colleagues 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed the former Lawyers For Liberty director Latheefa Koya (pictured) for a two-year term as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission...

Artist nabbed for Najib clown picture

Artist Fahmi Reza remains defiant. Source: YouTube   A Malaysian graphic artist has been charged with violating multimedia laws by depicting Prime Minister Najib Razak as...

UN envoy blasts child prosecutions

Children in the Philippines could face the death punishment from the age of nine. Source: Flickr Legal changes allowing nine-year-olds be jailed for crimes was...

Malaysia opens gay ‘prevention’ competition 

Malaysia is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (US$930) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality in a health ministry...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...

Hun Sen unveils monument to himself

Dictatorial Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (pictured) has inaugurated a monument marking the official end of the Khmer Rouge guerrilla war in 1998. The...

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...

Activist arrest shows limits to reforms

Nyi Nyi Lwin or Gambira. Source: Wikimedia   A Myanmar court has announced new charges against a former monk and leader of the 2007 so-called "Saffron...

Najib legacy in dock

On Wednesday, Malaysians vote in their most intriguing general election ever. The Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, led by the notoriously corrupt prime minister, Najib...

Thailand’s king sacks mistress

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles, status and military rank for "disloyalty" three months after she was...

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