Myanmar Authorities Detain Rohingya Rescued From Boat Headed to Malaysia

Myanmar authorities on Friday rescued and detained more than 100 Rohingya Muslims from displacement camps in Rakhine state who were stranded at sea as they attempted to reach Malaysia, a police official said.The 106 people from internally displaced per...

US Flexes New Muscle in Asia

SINGAPORE The United States flexed new muscle in Asia Thursday with pledges to counter China's expansion in a contested sea and set up a second summit with the leader of North Korea, which Washington regards as a military threat

Ocean Shock: Big Aquaculture Bulldozes Borneo

PURU NI TIMBUL, MALAYSIA Swinging his machete with an economy of movement that only the jungle can teach, Matakin Bondien lopped a stray branch from the path of his boat. He hopped barefoot from the prow, climbed a muddy

US Vice President: Indo-Pacific ‘No Place For Empire’

Empire and aggression have no place in the region, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Singapore on Thursday, slamming Beijing for what he called its illegal and dangerous militarization and territorial expansion in...

US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute

SINGAPORE While leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries largely discussed trade in Singapore Wednesday, participating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence focused on keeping Asian seas open internationally despite Chinese expansion. He also sought help i...

ASEAN Calls for Unity Amidst US-Sino Rivalry

SINGAPORE Singapore urged regional leaders gathering Wednesday for a regional summit to unify and warned against threats to multilateral cooperation and international norms.The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underp...


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, The Malaysian Cabinet has decided that the death penalty for 33 offences under eight acts of law be abolished. This includes Section 302 of the Penal Code (murder), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Liew

More Southeast Asian Dam Disasters Likely Unless Funders Ensure Higher Standards

The Lao dam disaster in July that resulted in heavy flooding in two provinces that left at least 40 people dead and displaced 7,000 others has drawn both regional and international attention to the potential dangers of Southeast Asia's current

Pence in Asia to Highlight US Commitment

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Singapore for regional summits during which he will highlight the Trump administration's commitment to keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open, but where leaders will be watching closely what he


SINGAPORE, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits from Nov 13-15, here.He is accompanied by his spouse, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, the Minister of Foreign Affair...