Cautious optimism for SEA startups

For the past 10 years, ASEAN tech funding across all stages has been nothing short of phenomenal. Starting with US$0.1 billion in 2010 and ballooning...

The ‘lady’ and the genocide

It is almost three years since the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a crushing victory in Myanmar’s first proper election in half a...

Media giants target S’pore piracy

Singapore is being called a haven for pirate streaming by big players like Walt Disney, HBO, the National Basketball Association and English Premiership football. Singaporean...

Google agrees to censor for Jakarta

Indonesia and Google have signed an agreement to step up monitoring of content on YouTube after Jakarta complained about the misuse of social media...

Vietnam completes online clampdown

Legislation requiring internet companies operating in Vietnam to remove content the one-party state regards as "toxic" has come into effect, in a move critics...

Duterte and junta vow to tackle drugs

Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy. Drug and human trafficking remains a huge issue in Thailand. Thailand’s prime minister and the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte have agreed...

Jakarta threatens Facebook ban

An Indonesian cabinet minister has threatened to axe Facebook if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being collected or if...

FB angers Jakarta Islamists 

Hundreds of hardline Muslims have rallied against Facebook in Jakarta, accusing the social-media giant of blocking their accounts and threatening to lobby for it...

Indonesia to demand taxes from US tech giants

Jakarta. Indonesia’s vast population is hugely attractive to tech companies. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta's finance minister has said his office would examine the tax reports of...

Junta asks Google to block content 

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a 1970s documentary. Source: YouTube Bangkok’s junta has met Google bosses amid growing calls from royalists to arrest those who insult...

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