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...

Thailand’s fragrant rice falls behind peers’

Failure to win the World’s Best Rice award for two consecutive years has jolted Thailand—the home of the Hom Mali (jasmine) rice—to overhaul its...

Thailand tightens visa requirements for Taiwanese nationals

Thailand is set to tighten this month the requirements in obtaining visas for Taiwanese nationals. Late last month, the Thailand Trade and Economic Office in...

Accusation of China’s control over Philippines’ power grid ‘baseless’

China has dismissed fears that it can allegedly control the Philippines’ power grid, saying that the latter’s accusations were “baseless.” Speaking at a news briefing...

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