Malaysian police ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from speaking on all media

The Royal Malaysia Police have barred Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik from speaking on all media, citing national security concerns.The Head of Corporate Communications...

Malaysia Court defers Najib trial to August 26

A Malaysian Court on Monday has deferred one of the five trials of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak over a multi-billion-dollar scam involving...

Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics.National...

Court allows De Lima of 48-hour furlough

 A Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the Philippines has granted Senator Leila de Lima, a known critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, to be temporarily...

Malaysia crowns new king after predecessor’s marriage

Malaysia has crowned a new king after the surprise abdication of the former monarch to marry a Russian model, although they are already allegedly...

Najib tries to explain huge jewellery spending 

Bank cards belonging to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 in one day in 2014 at a luxury...

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...

Indonesian woman gets jail reprieve after recording boss’ lewd call

An Indonesian woman, who is facing six months in jail for recording a graphic phone call of her boss as evidence she was being harassed,...

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing sexual harassment 

A school bookkeeper in Indonesia who recorded her employers’ lecherous phone call as proof she was being sexually harassed has been jailed by the...

Indonesia court dismisses election challenge

An Indonesian court has unanimously upheld the re-election of President Joko Widodo, rejecting a petition by his challenger disputing the result.A panel of...

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Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought – compounded by dams –...

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4 Malaysian nationals caned over gay sex

Four Malaysian nationals on Monday were caned for having gay sex, which is a violation of the Islamic laws.Human rights group Amnesty International said...