Thailand’s junta deepens cyber-censorship

Thailand’s military-controlled parliament has unanimously passed a new Cybersecurity Act to give the junta deeper control over the internet. The act allows the National...

U Mobile and StarHub to conduct world’s first 5G SA roaming trials

Malaysia’s U Mobile and Singapore’s StarHub have announced on Monday (Dec 30) that they will be conducting one of the world’s first 5G standalone...

Samsung Pay to roll out in Singapore this year

Samsung Pay is following Apple’s service into the marketplace. Source: Flickr When Samsung Pay comes to Singapore this year, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), OCBC...

FB tweak mutes Cambodia opposition 

A tweak this month in the way Facebook organised its newsfeed in Cambodia has been accused of playing into the increasingly dictatorial government’s hands.  Instead...

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...

US calls on Myanmar to end Rakhine blackout 

Pressure is rising on Myanmar to end its mobile internet shutdowns in areas of two impoverished states, with the United States saying the restrictions...

Vietnam reinforces tech giant status

Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly known as Saigon, is at the heart of Vietnam’s tech revolution. Source: Wikimedia Vietnam’s rise as a tech giant...

US firm gets Singapore rail nod

Aecom’s design for the Jurong East terminus. Source: Aecom US engineering firm Aecom, which has worked with the Singaporean authorities on several MRT lines, has...

Singapore tops smart city study

Singapore has topped a global ranking of smart cities for last year which assessed 20 urban areas in integration of Internet of Things (IoT)...

Vietnam enters Pacific trade deal

Vietnam’s entry this week into the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, to be followed by a trade agreement with the EU, will give Hanoi...

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Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

Facebook has apologised after translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as “Mr Shithole” during the high-profile visit to Myanmar by the all-powerful leader of...

Indonesia recruits fishermen in South China Sea dispute

Indonesia says it will mobilise fishing crews in the South China Sea to help expel Chinese vessels from Indonesian waters.  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced:...