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‘It is paid for by mayor Duterte’: former Philippine cop recalls working in Davao deaths squads


Police carried out killings in the Philippine city of Davao under the instruction of then mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the current president, according to a former policeman who said he was part of a “Davao death squad” tasked with eliminating criminals.

Cambodia MPs back law barring PM Hun Sen's long-time rival


Cambodia's parliament has approved legal changes that will effectively bar Prime Minister Hun Sen's main rival from participating in politics.

At least 14 killed after bus carrying students on camping trip crashes in Philippines


At least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed on Monday when their rented bus lost its brakes on a downhill road then slammed into an electric post, Philippine officials said.

Thai police hope medical equipment found inside Buddhist temple may help them track down fugitive abbot


The search for the elusive former abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya has shifted to the medical equipment found on the premises of the locked-down temple to find clues to the state of his health.

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home


Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives.

Philippines: Duterte critic Leila de Lima faces drugs charges


Philippine prosecutors have filed drug-related charges against a senator who is an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Philippine army prepares to create to new ‘battalion size’ unit to help take down drug syndicates


The Philippine army will create a “battalion size” task force to assist the government’s anti-narcotics agency purse its high-value targets in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, the country’s military chief said.

Malaysia's 7-member legal team in Pedra Branca case includes 3 foreign experts


A team of international and local legal experts has been assembled to represent Malaysia which is seeking to revise the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Pulau Batu Puteh, also known as Pedra Branca in Singapore.

Philippines’ Duterte asked to release bank account details to disprove allegations of ‘undeclared money’


An opposition senator pressed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had large sums of undeclared money.

Thai police raid Dhammakaya temple in hunt for wanted monk


Thai police have begun searching a Buddhist temple complex in a bid to arrest an influential monk wanted over alleged money laundering.