IMF cuts Singapore growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has cut its 2019 growth forecast for Singapore to 2 per cent from 2.3 per cent as Donald Trump’s trade...

Deutsche Bank pulled into US 1MDB probe

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is probing Deutsche Bank as part of Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund investigation.  After studying the involvement Goldman Sachs,...

Mahathir appoints graft boss, bypassing colleagues 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed the former Lawyers For Liberty director Latheefa Koya (pictured) for a two-year term as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission...

Malaysia to swap palm oil for Chinese arms: minister 

Malaysia has signed a deal to swap environmentally ruinous palm oil for Chinese weapons.  Malaysian industrial minister Teresa Kok said US$145 million worth of palm...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

Malaysia eyes legal shakeup to bust corruption

The Malaysian government has been called to make major legislative reform to ensure former prime minister Najib Najib’s alleged embezzlement is never repeated. The government’s...

1MDB’s Hollywood mansion set for forced sale  

US prosecutors are seeking to sell a US$39-million Hollywood mansion purportedly bought by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho with pilfered cash from the 1Malaysia Development...

Singapore, Malaysia end airport standoff

Firefly, which has suspended its flights to Singapore’s Seletar airport since December, says it will resume this month after Malaysia and Singapore reached an...

Malaysia called to probe police over disappearances

The Malaysian human rights commission has called for a probe into the disappearances of a Christian priest and a Muslim Shiite activist after a...

Najib tries to delay 1MDB trial again

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has filed another application to delay his trial over seven alleged criminal breaches of trust, abuse of power...

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Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...