Southeast Asia

Thailand charges more activists with sedition, royal insults

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand charged 18 pro-democracy activists with sedition yesterday, while lodging additional charges of insulting the monarchy against three of...

Myanmar protesters gather after general strike call

YANGON (AFP) - Anti-coup protesters gathered across Myanmar yesterday, answering a trade union call for a general strike following a weekend of night raids...

Vietnam vaccinates COVID-19 frontliners with its 1st doses

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam administered its first COVID-19 doses yesterday to the front-line workers who made the nation’s relative success in controlling the...

Father gets jail, caning for sexually abusing 4-year-old daughter

SINGAPORE (CNA) – A Singaporean man who repeatedly sexually abused his four-year-old daughter after showing her pornography was sentenced to 15 years’ jail and...

Philippine police kill nine in raids on suspected rebels

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) — Philippine police backed by military forces killed nine people over the weekend in a series of raids against suspected communist...

Space-starved Singapore builds floating solar farms in climate fight

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state’s push to build...

Myanmar police fire on protesters

YANGON, MYANMAR (AP) — Police in Myanmar’s ancient former capital, Bagan, opened fire yesterday on demonstrators protesting last month’s military takeover, wounding several people,...

Wireman charged with physical sexual assault on daughter

JOHOR BAHRU (BERNAMA) - A wireman pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court yesterday to two counts of committing physical sexual assault on his...

Public warned not to touch jellyfish on Terengganu beach

KUALA TERENGGANU (BERNAMA) - The public is advised not to touch, hold or keep the Velella velella jellyfish, or ‘by-the-wind sailor’, stranded on the...

Student among six nabbed, drugs worth MYR118,565 seized

BUKIT MERTAJAM (BERNAMA) - Police have busted a drug trafficking syndicate following the arrest of six men, including a Form Five student, and seizure...

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