Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...

Najib called to answer charges 

Former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak has been told to make a statement tomorrow (Tuesday) into a corruption probe amid claims that he looted...

The generals and their ‘lady’

Fighting is ongoing in Myanmar’s northerly Kachin State after the military began attacks on the powerful Kachin Independence Army (KIA) last month. The rebel...

Thai minister slams university bosses

Thai scholars are frustrated with the kingdom’s higher education system because of complacency in the way that universities are being governed, according to Thailand’s...

Freed by ally turned foe turned ally

Anwar Ibrahim (pictured), the one-time jailed rival of Malaysia's new prime minister, has been released from jail and could move directly into government.  He was...

Duterte shores up Benham Rise grip 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (pictured) has signed a proclamation declaring an area of Benham Rise, also known as Philippine Rise, a marine-protected area. Duterte signed...

Malaysia stocks rise slightly 

Malaysian stocks turned positive to close 0.2 per cent higher yesterday (Monday) after opening nearly 3 per cent lower as markets opened for the...

Mahathir moves to ease rift

Malaysia’s new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, and his jailed ally Anwar Ibrahim (pictured) tried to ease disagreements within the ruling coalition yesterday (Sunday) between...

Najib denied chance to flee

Scandal-ridden prime minister, Najib Razak, has been prevented from leaving Malaysia after appearing to attempt to fly to Indonesia. The immigration department said Najib and...

Ringgit sinks amid uncertainty

While Malaysians celebrated the results of the 14th general election, analysts said the near-term economic outlook could be troubled as investors were cautious about...

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Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...

Najib deceived MPs: finance chief 

Malaysia's incoming finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) says the previous administration of Najib Razak deceived voters "about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB". "It is...

Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...