Military Order Media Not to Report Anti-Coup Movement
Philippine Justice Writes Online Book on China’s Sea Claims
MANILA — A Philippine Supreme Court justice launched a book on Thursday that questions China's historic claims to most of the South China Sea and said he will distribute it online to try to overcome China's censorship and reach its people.
Activists, Politicians, Prachatai Journalist Summoned by Junta
Indonesia Graft Suspect Detained After Doctors Clear Health
JAKARTA — Indonesia's anti-graft commission has arrested the speaker of the country's Parliament who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of USD $170 million of public money.
Trump Isolationism Allows China to Fill Southeast Asia Void
BEIJING — When Chinese leader Xi Jinping said last month that "no country can afford to retreat into self-isolation," he might as well have been talking about Donald Trump as the U.S. president makes his first official visit to Southeast Asia.
Vietnam Allows Betting on International Soccer Competitions
HANOI — Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed to place bets on international soccer competitions under a pilot project.
Mattis Trip to Vietnam Aimed at Countering China’s Influence
WASHINGTON — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is...
Study Says China-Backed Dam in Cambodia Would Destroy Mekong
BANGKOK — A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian government.
Cambodia Surrogate Mothers Freed After Vowing to Keep Babies
PHNOM PENH — Thirty-two Cambodian women who were charged with human trafficking for serving as surrogate mothers have been provisionally released from detention after...
Myanmar Rejects Int’l Court’s Right to Rohingya Probe
NAYPYITAW — Myanmar's government on Friday rejected an International Criminal Court ruling that it has jurisdiction to investigate allegations that Myanmar security forces violated...