Philippines accused of crushing free speech

The head of Philippine news website Rappler, which has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte, has been freed on bail a day after her controversial arrest...

Vietnam is SEA’s third most active tech ecosystem

Using a mobile app, truck drivers in Vietnam can now opt to pick up cargo from nearby locations on their empty vehicles during their...

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...

Virtual Plain of Jars to be created

Drone video of the Plain of Jars. Source: YouTube A team of Australian archaeologists has announced plans to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars in...

Axa customers exposed in hack

The personal data of 5,400 AXA Insurance customers in Singapore has been leaked in a cyber attack, customers have been warned. AXA data protection chief...

Facebook bans Burmese generals 

Facebook says it is banning the most powerful figure in Myanmar, commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing, and 17 other accounts to prevent the spread of...

Indonesia unveils $400bn investment plans 

Indonesia has unveiled plans for more than US$400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to developing power stations in an attempt to...

Philippine records hacked in ‘largest ever’ govt breach

Ballot boxes used for the 2007 Philippine Barangay election in Davao. Source: Wikimedia The personal details of more than 50 million voters in the Philippines...

S’pore records surprise export growth

Singapore's docks had not been expecting an increase in traffic. Source: Wikimedia  Singapore's exports jumped unexpectedly last month as sales to major markets such as...

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...

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Envoy pleads sanctions, no-fly zone into Myanmar

Myanmar’s envoy to the United Nations has called for sanctions and a no-fly zone into the country amid ongoing chaos between protesters and the...

Malaysia sends 5 million students back to school

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Singapore eyes vaccine passport

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