Hun Sen under fire over activist arrests

The National Assembly in Phnom Penh. Source: Wikimedia Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen of being involved in the case...

Duterte threatens to burn S’pore flag

Even the affable Pope Francis fell foul of Rodrigo Duterte’s tongue in the staunchly Catholic Philippines. Source: Flickr Philippine's outspoken presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte says...

Duterte admits hidden accounts

Rodrigo Duterte’s remarkably successful campaign might be derailed by the financial claims. Source: Flickr   Philippine presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte’s tough stance on corruption is looking...

Thai junta rounds up charter critics

The Thai military wants to enshrine its political power in the new constitution. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta has filed legal charges against critics of...

Gay couple win Thai surrogate custody battle

A kathoey or transgender Thai on Soi Bangla in Phuket. Thailand is generally extremely tolerant. Source: Flickr A gay couple from the USA have won...

Former Thai PM Banharn dies, 83

Thailand’s prime minister in 2010 Abhisit Vejjajiva with his predecessor Banharn Silpa-archa. Source: Wikimedia Former Thai prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa, whose controversial tenure preceded the Thailand’s...

Duterte threatens to cut US relations

Rodrigo Duterte is often compared to US Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Source: YouTube The Philippine's presidential frontrunner is warning that he is prepared to cut...

Landmark talks held on Indonesia massacres

A still from the recent film, the Act of Killing, about the 1965-66 massacres. Source: Vimeo Indonesia's leaders have taken part in an unprecedented meeting...

Songkran road carnage up 20%

Songkran’s death toll will not fall until vehicles, alcohol and water are separated. Source: Wikimedia Thailand recorded more than 440 road deaths during its new...

Rohingya demand Suu Kyi’s attention

A police checkpoint at a Rohingya area of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Source: Wikimedia   Now Aung San Suu Kyi, as Myanmar's de facto prime...

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