China hopes Suu Kyi will revive divisive dam project

NLD co-founder Tin Oo, 89, might be too frail for the presidency. Source: WikimediaChina is hopeful that an abandoned dam project in Myanmar can be...

Mahathir quits UMNO, again

Mahathir Mohamad has been ridiculed for quitting Malaysia’s ruling party UMNO for the second time and joining forces with his long-time political opponents who he...

Suu Kyi enforces ruler on unstable Rakhine

Mrauk U, Rakhine State. The enchanting destination is extremely difficult to reach because of the isolated state's poor infrastructure. Source: WikimediaMore than half of the cabinet...

Indonesia planning ‘anti-gay’ bill

The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. Aceh may point to where the rest of the archipelago is heading. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s politicians are believed...

Scores injured in Bangkok canal explosion

The Khlong Saen Saep water bus serves over 50,000 passengers daily: Source: WikimediaAt least 67 people were injured in the Thai capital Bangkok’s eastern...

Suu Kyi speeds up presidential selection

Uniformed military MPs (far side) are becoming uncomfortable with the new dominant force in parliament. Source: WikimediaMyanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is set to...

Amnesty condemns Myanmar rights record

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous former political prisoner, is curiously absent from campaigns to end contemporary human rights abuses. Source: Wikimedia  Last year...

Nike dumps homophobic Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is planning one more bout. Source: FlickrNike has scrapped its sponsorship deal with the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he said homosexuals were “worse...

Thai monks clash with army over leadership row

Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok. Source: PixabayA group of Buddhist monks have clashed with troops in Thailand during a protest condemning...

Obama’s hidden Asean agenda

California’s Rancho Mirage forms the backdrop to the large obstacles being discussed by Asean. Source: WikimediaSunnylands in California today hosts the 10 Asean leaders...

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