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Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Votes counted in landmark poll

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NLD MPs take their seats

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Mahathir sues PM Najib over ‘abuse of power’

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Widodo officially named Indonesia president as rival cries foul 

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Phnom Penh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy over a 2011 conviction for defamation,...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

14 inmates face execution

Nusa Kambangan houses Indonesia’s death row. Source: Wikimedia The UN human rights chief has called on Jakarta to stop the executions of 14 prisoners for...

Myanmar election ‘fundamentally flawed’: Human Rights Watch

Myanmar’s general election, due on November 8, has been condemned as “fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government”, by...

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