Dyson to build electric cars in Singapore

Dyson, the UK-based company associated with vacuum cleaners, has picked Singapore to build its first electric car. Building work is due to start at...

Indonesia blocks Papuan internet as riots spread

Indonesia has imposed an internet blackout on the occupied provinces of Papua and West Papua as it grapples to stop riots triggered by the...

No Pokémon, no job

It is unlikely that Sonny Truyen will get to fly home on one of these Pokémon planes. Source: Flickr An Australian expat has lost his...

Junta bans exiled critics

Thailand’s junta has announced a ban on all online interaction with three exiled critics. The Digital Economy and Society Ministry said citizens could be prosecuted...

Fast Thai rail link unveiled 

Thailand’s military-appointed cabinet says it has approved a US$7-billion high-speed rail project between three airports. Annual tourist arrivals of more than half the Thai population...

Facebook bans Myanmar rebel armies

Facebook says it is banning four rebel armies in Myanmar, where the online giant has faced criticism for its slow response to groups using...

Singapore to be living lab for AI

Self-driving taxis, robots in preschool that function as teaching assistants, AI tools that analyse chest x-rays and diagnose skin cancer, a personal shopping assistant...

Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

Thai Buddhism is often entwined with superstitious beliefs. Source: Pixabay Thailand, despite nodding in the direction of modernisation, remains highly superstitious with its Buddhist beliefs...

Jakarta toughens sex crime stance

The fate of a Sumatran child has reinforced demands for legal changes. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian MPs have voted to allow strict punishments against convicted paedophiles,...

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...

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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:...