US calls on Laos to investigate activist’s disappearance

Sombath pictured with South African human rights icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2006. Photo: Shui-Meng Ng/Wikimedia Commons. Washington has called on the Lao government to “conduct...

Malaysia must defend its territory, deputy PM says amid South China Sea row

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the country must defend itself against any encroachment on its territory,...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

Beijing not behind seizure: HK 

Amphibious Terrex vehicles in 2011. Source: Wikimedia Hong Kong's chief customs officer has denied suggestions that the Chinese mainland was involved in the investigation into...

Singapore on cyber alert

The cyber-attack spreading from Russia and Ukraine to Europe and the US is "more dangerous and intrusive" than WannaCry, the ransomware that debilitated FedEx...

Malaysia frees journalists as it seeks Australian support over China 

Kuching waterfront, Borneo. Source: Flickr The Australian journalists detained in Malaysia after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak have flown to Singapore after the...

China blocks Filipino fishing boats

President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Peter Lim. Source: YouTube The Chinese coastguard is apparently preventing fishing boats from the Philippines reaching the contested Scarborough Shoal, Manila...

Rebel armies back Htin Kyaw

The new government must placate Myanmar's powerful rebel armies. Source: Wikimedia  Three ethnic rebel armies currently engaged in conflict with Myanmar's military says it is...

China blocks Filipino fishing boats

President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Peter Lim. Source: YouTube The Chinese coastguard is apparently preventing fishing boats from the Philippines reaching the contested Scarborough Shoal, Manila...

Abu Sayyaf attacks top resort

The killing of a Muslim militant leader on a resort island in the central Philippines this week was heralded as a triumph for the...

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