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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Singapore to survive trade war: MAS

The Singaporean economy is expected to grow this year despite the potential of a US-Chinese trade war, according to the Monetary Authority of SingaporeMonetary...

378 Songkran road deaths reported 

The Songkran new year festival in Thailand has brought an official accumulated death toll from road accidents of 378, with 3,575 people hospitalised, over...

Palm-oil bosses slam UK ban

The Indonesian- and Malaysian-dominated Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) says the UK supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to remove palm oil from its...

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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...