Arroyo cleared of plunder charges

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Source: Wikimedia   Manila's Supreme Court has acquitted former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of plunder and ordered her immediate release. She has spent...

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...

Mahathir campaigns against Umno

Mahathir Mohamad in his office on the 86th floor of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Source: Wikimedia Ex-Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning...

Anwar set for Malaysia cabinet return

Jailed former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim (pictured) is well-placed to win the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election on Saturday against six contenders, and mark...

Malaysia lesbian caning sparks outrage

A Malaysian MP has called for laws that criminalise homosexuality to be axed after the caning of two women convicted by a sharia court...

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...

Najib rival unseated

Zahir Masjid, Kedah's state mosque. The northerly state needs a new chief minister. Source: Flickr Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tightened his grip on power...

Analyst shot in daytime killing

Hun Sen with US Secretary of State John Kerry this year. The Cambodian strong man is increasingly under pressure. Source: Wikimedia A well-known Cambodian political scientist, known...

Malaysia loses Paralympic event over Israeli ban

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has prevented Malaysia from hosting the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships after it banned Israeli competitors from attending. The championships, a...

US returns sculpture to Cambodia 

The temple of Koh Ker: Source: Wikimedia A US museum has returned a headless 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama to Cambodia decades...

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Four Malaysian nationals on Monday were caned for having gay sex, which is a violation of the Islamic laws. Human rights group Amnesty International said...