3:30 pm April 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea.
5:05 am April 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, considered a front-runner for the presidency in 2016, said on Thursday he would welcome a joint venture with China to explore for oil and gas in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
3:04 pm April 22, 2015 | No Comment
Relatives of 24 rubber-plantation workers killed in Malaysia in 1948 by British troops will press their decades-old demand for a public inquiry in Britain’s highest court on Wednesday, lawyers said.
11:31 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defense alliance as alarm bells ring over China.
6:26 am April 16, 2015 | No Comment
The oil palm-growing district of Gedong in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak is too tiny to get its own zip code. Even so, its 6,712 voters will soon have their own government representative.
12:07 pm April 10, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia has strengthened its controversial sedition law, imposing a minimum jail term of three years and allowing the government to block online media deemed to be seditious, lawmakers said on Friday.
7:48 am April 10, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has defended himself against a slew of criticisms over corruption scandals and a crackdown on civil liberties, brushing aside suggestions that he should step down.
7:51 am April 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Newly published satellite images show that China is quickly reclaiming land around a submerged reef within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone, with several dredgers in operation and seawalls built.
6:05 pm April 7, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia was accused on Tuesday of waging an assault on civil rights as parliament passed a tough anti-terrorism law aimed at countering Islamic militancy.
10:12 am April 7, 2015 | 5 Comments
Malaysia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a tough anti-terrorism law meant to nip emerging signs of Islamic militancy in the bud, but which opponents denounced as a harsh blow for civil rights.
1:47 pm April 6, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia’s police chief said on Monday that 17 people, including two who recently returned from Syria, had been arrested on suspicion of plotting terror attacks in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
5:44 pm April 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's chief of staff and a former ambassador to the United States, who was also a senior member of Najib's party, were among six people killed in a helicopter crash near the capital, officials said on Sunday.
1:05 am April 4, 2015 | No Comment
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an "option" if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
6:09 pm April 3, 2015 | 3 Comments
Devotees in the fervently Catholic Philippines marked Good Friday by being nailed to crosses and whipping their backs bloody, in extreme acts of devotion that attracted thousands of spectators.