Thais mark Bhumibol anniversary 

Thailand has marked a year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured in 1964) with formal ceremonies and acts of personal devotion ahead...

Suharto legacy still divisive 

As Indonesia marks two decades since the end of the dictatorial Suharto era, the largely Muslim archipelago has seen a rise in religious intolerance...

Indonesia set for high-stakes campaign

The presidential race in Indonesia is expected to start this weekend with both President Joko Widodo (pictured) and Islamist former general Prabowo Subianto due...

Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

Cambodian ‘doctor’ jailed for mass HIV outbreak

Rural Battambang has limited medical options. Source: Wikimedia  An unlicensed Cambodian doctor has been jailed for 25 years after being convicted of infecting more than...

Myanmar military picks hard-line vice president

The burgundy-clad monks in the 2007 confusingly named “saffron” revolution. Myanmar’s next second in command, Myint Swe, was blamed for its brutal suppression. Source:...

Cambodia opposition boss evades arrest

Kem Sokha (centre) meets Cambodia National Rescue Party MPs. Source: Flickr Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha remains defiant after spending a month living at his...

President vows to ‘eat’ Abu Sayyaf

Happier times: Rodrigo Duterte and former president Benigno Aquino in 2013. Source: Wikimedia Philippine' president Rodrigo Duterte, not content to just call Barack Obama a...

Duterte killed suspects in Davao

Rodrigo Duterte's speeches are never dull. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, has admitted he has killed criminal suspects to show the police how...

Suu Kyi denies ‘ethnic cleansing’

Aung San Suu Kyi is still largely revered inside Myanmar. Picture credit: Asean Economist In a rare interview, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

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