From professional journalists to bloggers and musicians, citizens are paying a high price for voicing unconformist opinions
Wahyu Widada, police chief of Tangerang, a city near Jakarta, explains why nearly 130 officers will be required to undertake compulsory physical exercise for a total of four-and-a-half hours over three days each week. The implementation of the fitness programme comes after overweight police officers proved to be too unfit to catch fleeing criminals. Their
Good: The re-election of Barack Obama should help bolster work for Ilham Anas, one of Indonesia’s most prominent impersonators of the US President, who has seen demand for his ‘talent’ steadily slow over the past four years. Bad:The Philippines has banned live media broadcasts of the Maguindanao massacre trial – backpedalling from last year’s approval [...]
As Brunei adopts the Asean chairmanship in 2013, it does so at a time of great change within Southeast Asia.
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Cesar Purisima has steered the Philippine economy to a stellar performance in 2012 – but can he continue to propel the country forward in the long term?
“By approving the controversial Xayaburi Dam, the Lao government will rob the region of a vital lifeline”
Cosmetics giants L’Oréal, Unilever and Martina Berto are increasing investments in the Indonesian beauty market
Three Southeast Asian nations are ranked within the top ten countries in the world in terms of high-growth in electronic-learning revenues over the next few years, according to the US-based market research firm Ambient Insight. Vietnam and Malaysia top the chart, with a projected growth rate in e-learning of 44.3% and 39.4% respectively. The Philippines
In a move that will boost Malaysia’s efforts to rejuvenate its rubber industry in the face of intensified competition from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the world’s biggest condom manufacturer is set to expand its capacity once it sells shares next year. Malaysia-based Karex Industries is seeking funds through a share sell to double annual production