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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.

Election in Jakarta heads for run-off after tense campaign


The race to become governor of Indonesia’s capital was heading for a second round between the incumbent Christian and a Muslim former education minister after neither appeared to win a majority in a Wednesday election.

Indian weddings: Curb sought on excessive spending


The worst excesses of the Indian wedding industry may soon be curbed if a new bill is approved.

Thai forces besiege temple in standoff over monk


Thai forces surrounded the country's biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday (Feb 16) and the junta leader declared he was imposing control after it failed to hand over an influential monk wanted for money laundering.

Malaysia arrests another suspect in connection with the death of DPRK man


Malaysian police have arrested another suspect in connection with the death of DPRK man, state news agency Bernama reported here Thursday.