Najib gives himself new powers

Malaysia’s police just got less accountable. Source: Wikimedia A controversial Malaysian security law is becoming law amid increasing political uncertainty. Prime Minister Najib Razak is mired...

Suu Kyi loyalist named president 

One of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's loyalists, Win Myint, has been voted in as the troubled state’s new president, amid hopes...

NLD MPs face daunting challenge

Female labourers paint parliamentary block paving in Nay Pyi Taw ahead of the start of the new session. Photo: Asean Economist   Hundreds of new MPs...

Junta faces first electoral test

How the Thai military would respond to a ‘no’ vote is unknown. Source: Wikimedia   Thai voters will return to the ballot booths on Sunday for...

Aquino warns of return to tyranny

Presidents Benigno Aquino and Barack Obama. The US will miss Aquino. Source: Wikimedia Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has called for people to defend their...

‘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...

Vietnam stigmatises LGBT children: HRW

Myths about sexual orientation and gender identity in Vietnam are fuelling violence and discrimination, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Malaysia LGBT groups at rally spark backlash

A Malaysian minister has sparked anger by criticising the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups at the weekend’s International Women's Day...

Najib Razak’s trial deferred anew

The ongoing trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case has been deferred anew amid the conditional movement control order (CMCO). This...

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One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday...

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Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...