Social Issues

Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion

May 25, 2018

An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies has defied an Immigration Bureau order to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials to allow her to continue her missionary work for the poor

China sets trial for dissident who chronicled rights abuses

May 25, 2018

A Chinese dissident who founded a website documenting alleged rights abuses will be tried on a charge of leaking state secrets next month

China's Li says German companies welcome amid US trade spat

May 24, 2018

Chinese premier says German companies welcome amid US trade spat

Thai court grants bail to detained pro-democracy activists

May 24, 2018

A court in Thailand granted bail to 15 pro-democracy activists arrested earlier this week after several thousand police were deployed to halt their protest against military rule

Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appeal

May 23, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun's appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country

Stunning fall of Malaysia's Najib ushers in hopes of reform

May 23, 2018

Najib's stunning fall in recent election ushers in hopes of reform for Malaysia

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

May 23, 2018

Amnesty International says Rohingya insurgents massacred Hindus in Myanmar last year

Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of China

May 23, 2018

Airlines caving to Beijing on Taiwan despite White House protests

Duterte to drug suspects: Want to live longer? Stay in jail

May 22, 2018

The Philippine president has told drug suspects in a central province to look for a way to get arrested and then stay in jail if they want to live longer, in his latest threat in his bloody anti-drug crackdown

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

May 22, 2018

Police have blocked a march by Thai pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year

AseanCoverage is a next-gen news site focusing exclusively on online news from South East Asia.

Contact us: sales[at]aseancoverage.com