Mahathir triumphs in election shock 

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured), 92, has said he expects to be sworn in today (Thursday) after his shock election victory ended...

Rupiah slump sparks bond sell off 

Concerns over rising global yields, oil prices and slowing growth have driven the Indonesian rupiah to its weakest point in over two years, leading...

Staff quit key Cambodia paper

A newspaper widely seen as the last bastion of a free press in Cambodia has been sold to a Malaysian investor with ties to...

Prehistoric remains found in Luzon 

Archaeologists have found evidence that humans were living in the Philippines over 700,000 years ago, many millennia earlier than previously thought. Ancient stone tools and...

Najib legacy in dock

On Wednesday, Malaysians vote in their most intriguing general election ever. The Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, led by the notoriously corrupt prime minister, Najib...

Changi trials face checks 

Singapore’s Changi airport is testing a facial-recognition system which it said could locate passengers and help speed up the boarding process. The airport is expanding...

Najib to retain power: poll

Malaysia’s main opposition bloc is making gains and will probably win the popular vote in the May 9 general election, but Prime Minister Najib...

Rally demands aid for Kachin refugees 

Thousands have protested in Myanmar's Kachin State to demand humanitarian access for civilians trapped between government forces and rebels, amid reports of the military...

Asean unveils 26 ‘smart’ cities 

The Asean leaders’ summit in Singapore has named 26 cities to pilot its Asean Smart Cities Network, in the hope of setting up a...

Lee backs China in trade dispute 

Asean’s leaders in Singapore have warned that the trade dispute between the US and China is putting growth at risk, as economic concerns sidelined...

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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...