ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 8:52PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would govern behavior in the disputed South China Sea.

Indonesia moves Filipino maid to ‘Execution Island’

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:44AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Filipino maid facing the death penalty after being convicted of drug trafficking has been moved to an island prison in Indonesia where the execution will take place.

After Abe-Xi meeting, 2 Japan ministers visit controversial war shrine

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 6:21PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese Cabinet ministers have visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country’s war dead including convicted war criminals, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held brief talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Indonesia court rejects last appeals of 2 death row convicts

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 8:58AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Supreme Court has turned down final appeals from two death row prisoners who are among 10 drug convicts awaiting executions by firing squads.

Southeast Asian leaders urged to act on Burma’s Rohingya crisis

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 8:42AM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian lawmakers are urging their leaders to discuss Burma’s Rohingya Muslim crisis at their summit in Malaysia this weekend, saying it has led to the highest outflow of asylum seekers by sea in the region since the Vietnam War.