Indonesia called to release Papua prisoners

At least 110 political prisoners are being held in Indonesian-controlled Papua after numerous arrests for raising the outlawed Papuan national flag, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  Police...

Myanmar’s generals blame anyone but themselves

Every statement that comes out of Myanmar about the alleged Rohingya genocide in 2017 refers to the threat of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army...

Thailand tightens visa requirements for Taiwanese nationals

Thailand is set to tighten this month the requirements in obtaining visas for Taiwanese nationals. Late last month, the Thailand Trade and Economic Office in...

Accusation of China’s control over Philippines’ power grid ‘baseless’

China has dismissed fears that it can allegedly control the Philippines’ power grid, saying that the latter’s accusations were “baseless.” Speaking at a news briefing...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to face Rohingya genocide charges at UN court

Myanmar’s state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, will lead a delegation to the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend a case accusing the quasi-democratic...

Duterte withdraws suspension of rice imports

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday withdrew his earlier pronouncement to stop the further entry of rice commodities into the Philippines, and instead sought for...

Thailand to impose curfew on 4 provinces

The government of Thailand is stepping up its security measures in the southernmost provinces but the move was said to have nothing to do...

Philippine SEC to probe into P700-M stock theft

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to probe into the multi-million theft by a stock trader which led to the closure...

Malaysia fugitive Low set to lose Cyprus passport

High-profile Cambodian government figures and the fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho are due to lose their secretly acquired Republic of Cyprus passports. Cyprus...

15 dead in Yala, Thailand attack

Fifteen people have been killed while four others were injured in an attack by suspected Muslim rebels on a security point in Yala, Thailand. An...

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Pangolin critically endangered , wildlife watchdog warns

Shy, scaly and highly elusive, pangolins exist primarily in Asia and Africa. Today, they are also currently the most heavily trafficked mammal in the...

Indonesia shares blame for rising seas 

It is customary to blame the developed world for creating climate change after centuries of putting profits before environmental concerns.  The argument goes that western...

Indonesia counters coronavirus with interest rates cuts

Bank Indonesia (BI) has cut its benchmark interest rate to address the economic impact of the coronavirus.  The Indonesian central bank cut its benchmark interest...