11:38 am July 4, 2015 | No Comment
Japan said on Saturday that it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.
12:01 pm July 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
Malaysia's 1MDB said on Friday it never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, responding to a report that close to $700 million was wired into Najib's personal account from banks, government agencies and companies linked to the state fund.
9:19 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
Divers will search waters in the central Philippines on Friday for 15 people still missing after a ferry carrying 187 passengers and crew sank a day earlier, killing 38 people, the coast guard said.
6:13 pm July 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Southeast Asian nations proposed on Thursday setting up a fund to tackle illegal migration, in one of the first coordinated actions after thousands of “boat people” arrived on the region’s shores, but rights groups dismissed the offers as mere tokens.
3:35 pm July 2, 2015 | No Comment
A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday killing at least 36 people, the coast guard and police said, with at least 118 survivors.
8:34 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages.
6:08 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Fishermen in Thailand have gone on strike over new government regulations that took effect on Wednesday after the country was told by the European Union to clamp down on illegal fishing.
2:30 pm July 1, 2015 | 17 Comments
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent an official complaint to Malaysia after an aircraft from the neighboring country accidentally landed on the Indonesian part of Sebatik island in North Kalimantan.
4:53 pm June 30, 2015 | No Comment
China has completed some of its land reclamation on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, raising the stakes in Beijing's territorial dispute with its Asian neighbors.
9:52 am June 30, 2015 | No Comment
The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries — including Indonesia — where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.
2:34 pm June 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
China on Monday accused the Philippines of spreading misinformation and "creating the illusion of the victim" in their dispute over the South China Sea after Manila aired a three-part documentary defending its position.
8:38 pm June 28, 2015 | 5 Comments
Indonesia will sign up as a founding member of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, with an investment of $672.1 million paid over five years, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
12:48 pm June 27, 2015 | No Comment
The United States said on Friday that an effective legislative veto held by Myanmar's military was undemocratic and reiterated calls for changes to the constitution, a day after lawmakers from the armed forces bloc rejected any significant amendments to the charter.
11:13 am June 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
China has moved an oil rig at the center of last year's violent dispute with Vietnam closer to Vietnam's coast in the disputed South China Sea, just weeks ahead of the first visit by a chief of Vietnam's Communist Party to Washington.
11:05 am June 27, 2015 | 4 Comments
Vietnam's prime minister approved the scrapping of a 49-percent foreign ownership cap across many listed firms on Friday in one of the country's boldest economic reforms yet, although some sectors will remain restricted.