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Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

Apr 20, 2018

Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Apr 19, 2018

Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention

Vietnam and Indonesia vow to settle fishing violations

Apr 17, 2018

Vietnam and Indonesia have pledged to work together to resolve fishing violations in the South China Sea as the two countries seek to boost their bilateral trade

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

Apr 11, 2018

Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have surpassed 100 this month, police said as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor

Vietnam activist sentenced to 13 years on subversion charges

Apr 10, 2018

A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 13 years in prison after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government

More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

Apr 10, 2018

Indonesian authorities say at least two dozen people have died in the past day from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to 82 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol have tragically backfired

Myanmar groups say Facebook hasn't controlled hate speech

Apr 6, 2018

Civil society and rights groups in Myanmar say Facebook has failed to adequately act against online hate speech that incites violence against the country's Muslim minority

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

British show's take on rendang curry riles Southeast Asians

Apr 4, 2018

Judges on a popular British cooking show are being ridiculed for ignorance of Asian food after insisting a Malaysian contestant's chicken rendang curry should have been crispy