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Unlucky week for Vietnam’s bachelor – and its elephants

Steer clear of the salty ramen in Japan; metal band takes a stand on Indonesian palm oil

28 Sep 2018 - 4:54PM

Steer clear of the salty ramen in Japan; metal band takes a stand on Indonesian palm oil

Unlucky week for Vietnam’s bachelor – and its elephants
Maids for sale in Singapore and a Japanese punk headed for space

Anger at plans to ban triple talaq divorce practice in India; fans of South Korean star trigger security concerns in Thailand; and give this airline a miss if you prefer not bleeding from your ears

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Anger at plans to ban triple talaq divorce practice in India; fans of South Korean star trigger security concerns in Thailand; and give this airline a miss if you prefer not bleeding from your ears

Maids for sale in Singapore and a Japanese punk headed for space
Singapore’s gay laws are nuts, Sri Lankan president does his nut

US, EU rally behind Cambodian opposition leader released from jail as nuns in India protest abuse in the clergy

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

US, EU rally behind Cambodian opposition leader released from jail as nuns in India protest abuse in the clergy

Singapore’s gay laws are nuts, Sri Lankan president does his nut
Asia in 3 minutes: killer rat fever and high-flying women in India

Cop killers in the Philippines and a high-flying PM’s son in Cambodia

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Cop killers in the Philippines and a high-flying PM’s son in Cambodia

Asia in 3 minutes: killer rat fever and high-flying women in India
Asia in 3 minutes: South Korea decaffeinates schools, LGBT caning shakes Malaysia

Meanwhile, Pakistan protests after Dutch contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed; Japan takes down misleading Fukushima statue.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Meanwhile, Pakistan protests after Dutch contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed; Japan takes down misleading Fukushima statue.

Asia in 3 minutes: South Korea decaffeinates schools, LGBT caning shakes Malaysia
China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence

Beijing’s investment in Cambodia has been key to the country’s development, but some argue its domination is creating a quasi-colony and if ruler Hun Sen swings more towards Washington, it would benefit the people.

11 Jul 2018 - 12:32PM

Beijing’s investment in Cambodia has been key to the country’s development, but some argue its domination is creating a quasi-colony and if ruler Hun Sen swings more towards Washington, it would benefit the people.

China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence
Cambodian patients welcome Chinese doctors as part of health care diplomacy push
Asia in 3 minutes: Farewell to (legal) dog meat in Korea and Australia’s incredible breeding orangutan. Hello rich rats in India

Trump and Kim’s Singapore summit was a hit with 40,000 cyberattackers – mostly from Russia; Philippine court hears the case for gay marriage.

22 Jun 2018 - 8:27PM

Trump and Kim’s Singapore summit was a hit with 40,000 cyberattackers – mostly from Russia; Philippine court hears the case for gay marriage.

Asia in 3 minutes: Farewell to (legal) dog meat in Korea and Australia’s incredible breeding orangutan. Hello rich rats in India
Asia in 3 minutes: Indonesia scolded for dog meat trade, Cambodia grilled for North Korean fare

A former hitman threatens to return to Malaysia and reveal details of a murder that dogged ex-leader Najib’s presidency

25 May 2018 - 9:13PM

A former hitman threatens to return to Malaysia and reveal details of a murder that dogged ex-leader Najib’s presidency

Asia in 3 minutes: Indonesia scolded for dog meat trade, Cambodia grilled for North Korean fare
New owner of Phnom Penh Post denies Cambodian government launched crackdown on independent press
The Trump effect: China to eclipse US power in Asia by 2030, says Lowy Institute

America’s military might means it remains the most powerful force in Asia – for now, but nervousness over the US president’s policies will speed China’s rise to the top spot, finds Lowy Institute in its first Asia Power Index.

8 May 2018 - 10:34PM

America’s military might means it remains the most powerful force in Asia – for now, but nervousness over the US president’s policies will speed China’s rise to the top spot, finds Lowy Institute in its first Asia Power Index.

The Trump effect: China to eclipse US power in Asia by 2030, says Lowy Institute
How chance discovery of a Philippine child-sex ring helped FBI close book on Backpage.com

Human trafficking activists had been campaigning against the notorious sex ads website for years. Then a real estate company chanced upon a child-sex ring in the Philippines ...

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Human trafficking activists had been campaigning against the notorious sex ads website for years. Then a real estate company chanced upon a child-sex ring in the Philippines ...

How chance discovery of a Philippine child-sex ring helped FBI close book on Backpage.com
Asia in 3 minutes: Malaysian shaman to Russian sex guru – the week Asian politics got weird

Making a killing: Indonesia’s bootleg booze king and American assassins in Philippines

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Making a killing: Indonesia’s bootleg booze king and American assassins in Philippines

Asia in 3 minutes: Malaysian shaman to Russian sex guru – the week Asian politics got weird
Why are so many steaming mad over MasterChef judge’s ‘crispy’ rendang comment?

A British chef criticising Malaysian-born contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin about her rendang rankled for its overtones of neo-colonialism. But it also begs the question: is a UK television programme the right place to look for authenticity?

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

A British chef criticising Malaysian-born contestant Zaleha Kadir Olpin about her rendang rankled for its overtones of neo-colonialism. But it also begs the question: is a UK television programme the right place to look for authenticity?

Why are so many steaming mad over MasterChef judge’s ‘crispy’ rendang comment?
Asia in 3 minutes: be careful of the deer in Japan (they bite) and booze in Korea and Indonesia (can kill)

Malaysian university encourages students to consider ways to ‘convert’ gay people, triggering suicide scare; Philippine resort island Boracay closes down.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Malaysian university encourages students to consider ways to ‘convert’ gay people, triggering suicide scare; Philippine resort island Boracay closes down.

Asia in 3 minutes: be careful of the deer in Japan (they bite) and booze in Korea and Indonesia (can kill)
The real reason a journalist’s eye-roll captivated China

She might not have known it, but the Chinese news reporter who became the toast of the internet by rolling her eyes at a rival was channelling hundreds, if not thousands, of years of drama and performance.

25 Mar 2018 - 10:45AM

She might not have known it, but the Chinese news reporter who became the toast of the internet by rolling her eyes at a rival was channelling hundreds, if not thousands, of years of drama and performance.

The real reason a journalist’s eye-roll captivated China
Asia in 3 minutes: Things to avoid – Mario Kart tours in Japan, Russian sex classes in Thailand

Indian media slammed over coverage of Bollywood actress Sridevi’s death; Indonesian police seize yacht linked to 1MDB and Hong Kong businessman

2 Mar 2018 - 12:16PM

Indian media slammed over coverage of Bollywood actress Sridevi’s death; Indonesian police seize yacht linked to 1MDB and Hong Kong businessman

Asia in 3 minutes: Things to avoid – Mario Kart tours in Japan, Russian sex classes in Thailand
Transparency International: China climbs two places in global corruption perception ranking as President Xi Jinping wages war on graft
Asia in 3 minutes: Saudi’s beauty show camels banned for botox, Japan turns ugly for panda cub
Asia in 3 minutes: Yabba, dabba, doo for sultan’s Flintstone car; yabba, dabba, don’t for Japan’s fugu lovers
Asia in 3 minutes: A song for bitcoins in Japan, a cardboard cutout for Thai journalists, and a palace for Indian gays
Asia in 3 minutes: No civilian rule in Mindanao, no condom ads in India and 7,000 noes to a Chinese dog circus in Singapore
Malaysia Airlines flight 370: the conspiracy theories
What happens to Chinese oil if US-North Korea war erupts?
From North Korea to the Rohingya crisis to Trump’s debut speech: all you need to know about the UN General Assembly
Hun Sen counts on China as he  cracks down in Cambodia – has he miscalculated?
Why Hong Kong’s plan for Cambodian maids may be hard work all round
How good luck for Vietnam’s gamblers could force Cambodian casinos to fold
Asia in 3 minutes: Chinese bags and Israeli puddings cause a stir in Japan

Censorship prompts walkout at Phnom Penh Post; Koreans recreate Kim-Moon handshake.

11 May 2018 - 8:50PM

Censorship prompts walkout at Phnom Penh Post; Koreans recreate Kim-Moon handshake.

Asia in 3 minutes: Chinese bags and Israeli puddings cause a stir in Japan