4:07 pm August 1, 2015 | No Comment
US Secretary of State John Kerry will press Malaysia to redouble efforts against people trafficking on a visit next week but will not become embroiled in a scandal involving corruption allegations against Prime Minister Najib Razak, a senior US official said on Friday.
2:04 pm August 1, 2015 | No Comment
Authorities and relief workers in flood-hit Myanmar are rushing to provide aid to thousands of people after weeks of heavy rains that have killed at least 21 people this month, aid agencies said.
2:58 pm July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, with the attorney general also replaced, as the fallout from a graft scandal at debt-laden state investment fund 1MDB grows.
9:36 am July 28, 2015 | 1 Comment
The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to a signature Asia-Pacific trade pact despite opposition from human rights groups and nearly 180 US lawmakers.
10:17 am July 27, 2015 | No Comment
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he wanted to use a four-day trade mission to southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and to forge new political alliances to counter Islamist extremism.
2:56 pm July 24, 2015 | 2 Comments
The Malaysian government's crackdown on the media and dissenters widened on Friday, as the home ministry suspended the publishing permit of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months over their reporting of an alleged graft scandal.
1:15 pm July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Myanmar after a court in the southeast Asian nation sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging.
3:02 pm July 22, 2015 | 3 Comments
Police in Singapore said on Wednesday that they have frozen two bank accounts in connection with a probe into alleged financial mismanagement and graft at Malaysia's troubled state fund 1MDB.
2:09 pm July 21, 2015 | 12 Comments
Women in Malaysia, long seen as a moderate Islamic nation, have been denied entry to government buildings on the grounds their skirts were too revealing, fanning fears of growing conservatism in a country with large non-Muslim minorities.
4:40 pm July 20, 2015 | No Comment
A top judge at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia on Monday criticized Thailand and Vietnam for refusing to provide evidence in the trials of Khmer Rouge leaders accused of atrocities during the 1970s "killing fields" era.
3:18 pm July 20, 2015 | No Comment
Myanmar's commander-in-chief reiterated the need for the military to continue its powerful role in politics and said he would consider standing for president in November elections if asked to do so, according to an interview broadcast on Monday.
3:05 pm July 20, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indonesian tin smelters are finding it harder to get credit from banks and trading houses after a Singapore-based firm failed to deliver some shipments, in a further blow to an industry reeling from a slump in prices.
2:55 pm July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments
Malaysian authorities have blocked access to a website critical of Prime Minister Najib Razak's government, saying the British-based news portal had violated a local internet law in a move condemned by opposition lawmakers.
3:30 pm July 19, 2015 | No Comment
A leader of student protests in Myanmar in 1988 that grew into a nationwide pro-democracy movement will run in a general election in November for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, a party spokesman said on Sunday.
6:48 pm July 14, 2015 | No Comment
Myanmar’s navy has discovered more than 100 Bangladeshi migrants stranded for nearly a month on a southern island, state media said on Tuesday, following a regional migrant crisis in which people smugglers abandoned thousands at sea.