Media told to call Hun Sen ‘lord’

"Lord Prime Minister and Supreme Military Commander” Hun Sen. Source: Flickr Cambodia's media has been threatened with legal action if it does not call Prime...

Thai junta arrests activist’s mother in ‘new low’

An anti-Thaksin protest in 2006, showing the-then premier’s head attached to a snake’s body. Thai political protests are a thing of the past. Source:...

‘Fixers’ as a product of corruption

When you think of the country “Philippines,” whether you’ve made a visit or not, the first word that may worm its way into your...

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...

Triumphant Suu Kyi returns to parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi returned to parliament in the capital Naypyitaw on Monday along with dozens of Union Solidarity and Development Party...

Thai mother charged for saying ‘yeah’

The Thai authorities take a zero-tolerance approach to dissent at the moment. Source: Wikimedia The mother of a prominent campaigner against the Thai junta has...

Duterte faces impeachment attempt

President Rodrigo Duterte with former US secretary of state John Kerry, who habitually towered over Asean’s leaders. A Philippine parliamentarian has filed an impeachment complaint...

3,000 Thai police raid temple

  The vast Wat Dhammakaya. Source: Max Pixel Thailand’s police have raided a vast temple complex on the outskirts of Bangkok where a divisive Buddhist sect...

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...

Najib tries to delay 1MDB trial again

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has filed another application to delay his trial over seven alleged criminal breaches of trust, abuse of power...

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Widodo hands Indonesia defence job to brutal rival

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has named his presidential challenger, Prabowo Subianto, as his defence minister. The disgraced former general is accused of human rights...

ADB commits financing for Philippine tourism hubs

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has opened its doors for the Philippines to boost and develop two of its infamous tourism hubs. ADB said in...

Asean coal power plant construction falls

The number of new coal power plants under construction across Asean has fallen over the past two years, causing fears for Australian exporters of...