Chinese-Filipino named in bank probe

Manila’s banking centre, Ayala Avenue. Source: Wikimedia Chinese-Filipino tycoon Kam Sin Wong, who is also known as Kim Wong, is suspected to have masterminded the...

EU and Asean talk human rights

Image: Asean. The EU and Asean have held their first policy dialogue on human rights in Brussels. “The first policy dialogue allowed for open and constructive...

Rising prices erode Najib’s base 

Malaysia's 1.6 million public servants have traditionally backed Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition, but rising living costs have eroded that support. Civil servants make up...

Singapore’s Lee feud deepens

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's (pictured) younger brother claims he might be prevented from leaving the Lion City after he publicly condemned his...

New Laos boss visits Hanoi allies

Presidential Palace, Vientiane. Source: Flickr Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit has arrived in Vietnam for his first overseas trip since taking office in January. Vorachit held talks...

Police hail Shan drug bust 

Myanmar's police say they have seized 20 million methamphetamine pills along with other drugs and arrested four suspects in the border town of Tachileik...

Another Papua police death 

An Indonesian police officer was reportedly shot dead in the latest alleged attack by militants near the vast gold and copper Grasberg mine in...

S’pore promised infrastructure boom 

Major Singaporean infrastructure projects over the next decade will put the national economy on a stronger footing, according to Lawrence Wong, minister for national...

S’pore to freeze car numbers 

Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a car, has announced it will enforce a growth cap on the...

KL to lobby WTO on palm oil

  Malaysia's trade minister Mustapa Mohamed has described the European Parliament’s backing of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels as a...

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1MDB charges expected in months: PM

Malaysia is hoping to make its first arrest linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund within months and is looking to...

500 car chargers planned for Singapore 

Singaporean energy provider SP Group has announced plans to open 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2020, filling a “critical gap in scaling...

Thai king takes control of vast fund 

The Thai government agency that managed the vast wealth of the royal family for the past 80 years has formally handed control of its...