Widodo officially named Indonesia president as rival cries foul 

Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has officially won re-election as president although his rival Prabowo Subianto alleged widespread cheating. Fears about unrest and demonstrations in response...

NLD MPs take their seats

Suu Kyi has to cope with a military veto on constitutional reform. Source: BBC Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy...

Suu Kyi set for PM role

Suu Kyi has been generous with ministerial portfolios, taking four for herself. Source: Flickr Aung San Suu Kyi plans to create a role for herself...

Thais vote after silent campaign

Yellow shirts protest in 2006. Thai demonstrations are a thing of the past. Source: Asean Economist As Thailand votes in today’s constitutional referendum, there is...

Sabah, Sarawak promised bright future

Sabah and Sarawak will prosper under the Pakatan Harapan federal and state governments, promised Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng as the prime minister...

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...

Philippine ‘misogynist-in-chief’ signs harassment law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is notorious for cracking gang rape “jokes” and making inappropriate remarks to female journalists, has signed a law against...

‘Exorcist’ child-killer gets death

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a so-called sorcerer for killing three pre-school children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish...

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...

Bomb marks coup anniversary 

The Thai junta has failed to fulfil pledges to respect human rights and restore democratic rule three years after the military coup, Human Rights...

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