ASEAN Countries

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters’ entrapment freed…

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters’ entrapment freed…

Published 15/02/2019

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar policeman who told a court last year how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to “entrap” [more…]

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Published 11/02/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade [more…]

Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as U.S. urges allies to…

Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as U.S. urges allies to…

Published 08/02/2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed on Friday, even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese [more…]

Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

Published 31/01/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian variety of the durian - a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia — has been [more…]

Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

Published 28/01/2019

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what [more…]

Suu Kyi to investors: Myanmar is open for business

Suu Kyi to investors: Myanmar is open for business

Published 28/01/2019

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged global investors to put their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative [more…]

Indonesia cracks down on e-commerce to raise tax collection

Indonesia cracks down on e-commerce to raise tax collection

Published 14/01/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is bringing in new rules requiring e-commerce sellers to share data with authorities, while also stressing that they must pay taxes, [more…]

From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing…

From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing…

Published 14/01/2019

MO CAY, Vietnam (Reuters) - In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the [more…]

Indonesia seeks to reassure HIV patients over drug supplies

Indonesia seeks to reassure HIV patients over drug supplies

Published 13/01/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s health ministry has sought to reassure HIV patients that sufficient antiretroviral (ARV) drugs will be available for their treatment after some [more…]

U.N. asks Australia to consider resettling Saudi teen who fled family

U.N. asks Australia to consider resettling Saudi teen who fled family

Published 09/01/2019

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared [more…]