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...

Suu Kyi said to be angling for presidency

Suu Kyi appears to be in negotiations to take the presidency. Source: WikimediaMyanmar will not find out who its next president will be until...

Suu Kyi appoints junta strongman to key post

The scale of Myanmar’s parliament has shocked some of the provincial MPs. Source: WikimediaAung San Suu Kyi's party has nominated Shwe Mann, one of...

Jakarta trumpets surprise growth figures

Jakarta’s economy and politics are looking more stable. Source: WikimediaIndonesia’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of last year as President Joko...

Elderly card players busted in bizarre Pattaya raid

A bridge club is an unlikely focus for the Pattaya authorities. Source: WikimediaAround 32 foreign bridge players have been detained on Thailand’s gulf coast...

Najib rival unseated

Zahir Masjid, Kedah's state mosque. The northerly state needs a new chief minister. Source: FlickrMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak tightened his grip on power...

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