A ministry survey found that nearly two-thirds of respondents wanted Tokyo to talk tough on territorial issues, while some 57 per cent urged China to ‘respect human rights, freedom, democracy and the rule of law’.
Abdul Somad, a preacher with 9 million social media followers, was denied entry into Singapore and said he was put in a ‘1 by 2 metre room, like an immigration jail’
The US YouTuber drew flak for wearing the Cartier-designed jewellery, which originally belonged to an Indian king, at the New York event’s red carpet.
While the landmark decision is at risk of being rolled back in the US, no such debates have roiled Asia, although a stigma persists in some places.
A looming global shortage of wheat amid the war in Ukraine has sent the cost of flour used in ‘ban mian’, ‘roti canai’ and other popular snacks shooting up, leaving vendors little choice but to pass on the increase to customers.
Asian-Australian candidates running for election in a country with less political diversity than Canada, Britain or New Zealand discuss the xenophobia they face and the issues that matter
Disability groups protesting on Seoul’s underground during peak morning commutes are continuing the struggle for recognition; early death, abuse and lack of access to essential services are some of the issues they face.
Pro-democracy politician Chadchart Sittipunt leads the race of over a dozen candidates, including Prayuth’s handpicked incumbent, in an election dominated by economic concerns and a longrunning city battle with street food vendors.
Former tiger killer now helps to convince other hunters to retrain, but Indonesia’s fight to protect wildlife remains a struggle as demand for skin and other animal parts persists.
In a region where discrimination against the LGBT community persists, video games are emerging as a tool for therapy. Despite its positive impact, an expert warns that fetishisation, lack of representation, are still obstacles to overcome.
Satoshi Uematsu, who was sentenced to death in 2020 for killing 19 people at a care home for the mentally disabled in 2016, is seeking a retrial.
Legal fraternity urged to rise up after ‘total disregard by certain quarters for the hallowed principle of the independence of the judiciary’, with rising anger over a probe into the judge who convicted ex-leader Najib Razak.
Archbishop William Goh apologises on behalf of the Church after a ‘prominent’ man in Singapore’s Catholic community pleads guilty to two charges and is jailed for five years.
A survey conducted last month found a majority of Koreans support an alternative to compulsory military service for BTS. Some opponents say it just highlights preferential treatment for the wealthy, powerful and connected.
The city state’s mosques are once again bustling with worshippers as Eid al-Fitr celebrations return at full scale, after last month’s lifting of capacity limits and social-distancing curbs.
As global food waste looks to exceed more than 2 billion tonnes by 2030, technology such as Nosh identifies food wasted at each stage of the supply chain to save still-good items from the bin.
Bechan Baba, 70, has for the past six decades been tending to a mosque in Varanasi, where Hindus and Muslims believe in living with harmony.
The 64-year-old yoga guru visited the Hollywood star at his home during his 2020 US tour, but was not in India to receive him when Smith arrived.
People are increasingly gathering to recite Islamic verses across Indonesia, sparking a debate on whether these gatherings bode well for inclusion and harmony.
The uniformed head of Britain’s armed forces made the remarks at a geopolitics conference in India, where a senior South Korean general also revealed that Seoul was considering joining the US-led Aukus alliance and Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.