Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Observers denied access to Cambodia treason trial 

The court hosting the treason trial of Cambodia's opposition leader has turned away independent journalists at the start of proceedings. Reuters and the Phnom Penh...

MACC reveals audio recordings involving former M’sian premier Najib Razak

Last Wednesday (Jan 8), the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) released nine audio recordings involving the nation’s former premier Najib Razak. MACC Chief Commissioner Latheefa...

Singapore fake news law to face legal challenge 

A Singapore opposition party says it will legally challenge government corrections under the so-called fake news law, which came into effect in October. The Singapore...

“Made in Vietnam” for the wrong reasons

Vietnam may be tapped as clear beneficiary of the ongoing trade war, but it also faces significant headwinds to its export sector. This Southeast Asian...

POFMA to shape SG political conversation

Last month, naturalised citizen and political figure Brad Bowyer corrected his Facebook post to comply with Singapore’s newly enacted Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

Philippines Falls Out of ‘Top 10 Most Gender-Equal’

The Philippines for the first time dropped out of the top 10 countries that are most gender-equal, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF...

‘Najib ordered me to kill Altantuya’

Convicted murderer Azilah Hadri claimed that he was ordered to kill Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006 by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and the...

Thailand opposition rallies in Bangkok

A weekend protest in central Bangkok in support of the Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was the largest seen in Thailand’s capital since...

Essex tragedy: last of ashes and bodies sent home to Vietnam

Cremated remains and bodies of victims of the Essex deaths have finally returned in full to Vietnam. Seven had been cremated in the UK before...

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Thailand welcomes long-term tourists

Thailand on Tuesday has approved the entry of foreign tourists who will agree to undergo a 14-day quarantine. According to a report by the Bangkok...

ADB vows two-fold funding support for Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to double its funding subsidy to Indonesia in a bid to support its economic recovery amid the...

Pilipinas Shell shuts down refinery amid global pandemic

One of the largest fuel producers in the Philippines is shutting down its sole refinery as the coronavirus pandemic continued to take its toll...