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Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultan

Jan 22, 2018

The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation

Indonesia hard-line Muslims protest ban on Facebook accounts

Jan 12, 2018

Muslim hard-liners have protested in Indonesia's capital against Facebook's blocking of accounts belonging to their group

Bare-bottomed Americans arrested over Thai temple photo

Nov 29, 2017

Two Americans who maintained a social media account called "Traveling Butts" have been arrested in Thailand after posting a photo of themselves at a famous Buddhist temple with their rear ends exposed

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

Oct 19, 2017

Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month

'Proof' of Rohingya-set fires in Myanmar fails inspection

Sep 12, 2017

A Buddhist abbot told reporters he had photographic proof that Rohingya Muslims had burned their own village in Myanmar, but the images were of two Hindus the journalists had met only hours before

After Taiwan stop, fugitive Red Bull heir's path a mystery

Sep 1, 2017

The statute of limitations on a hit-and-run charge has effectively expired against a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy-drink fortune

Thai activist gets prison for posting BBC story about king

Aug 15, 2017

A court in Thailand has sentenced a student activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on the charge of lese majeste _ or insulting the monarchy _ for sharing a BBC article about the country's new king on Facebook

Thai activist on trial for Facebook share of king profile

Aug 3, 2017

A court in Thailand's northeast has begun the closed-door trial of an activist law student arrested for sharing a BBC article about his country's new king on Facebook

Singapore PM's siblings say they hope to resolve family feud

Jul 6, 2017

The siblings of Singapore's prime minister have launched another public attack on their brother over social media _ but they say from now on, they're keeping the spat private

Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content

May 16, 2017

Thailand backed off a threat to block Facebook on Tuesday, instead providing the social media site with court orders to remove content that the government deems illegal

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