Malaysia U-turns on foreign recruitment

Shiva Temple, Puthia, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Bangladesh has a rich supply of labour. Source: Flickr Malaysia said it was freezing recruitment of all foreign workers...

Philippine military storm Abu Sayyaf camp

The Philippine military's claims are yet to be independently confirmed. Source: Wikimedia  After a week-long series of attacks by Philippine troops, a Muslim extremist camp...

Pressure mounts on Suu Kyi over Rohingya

The plight of the Rohingya is attracting increasing attention within Asean. Source: YouTube The British foreign affairs minister, Boris Johnson, is due in Myanmar today...

Malaysia names central bank boss

Outgoing governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. Source: YouTube Malaysia has appointed Muhammad Ibrahim as central bank governor, after months of market speculation ahead of veteran...

Saudi donation key to unstable region

Malaysia's Najib Razak is looking secure again. Source: Wikimedia The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MCAA) and Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali today cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of...

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...

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...

FBI seize 1MDB-linked yacht 

A luxury yacht has been seized in Indonesia as part of an FBI probe into alleged multibillion-dollar corruption at Malaysia’s state-run 1MDB investment fund. Indonesia’s...

Malaysia on war footing for Asean summit

Barack Obama will be addressing the Asean summit.Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Around 4,000 police officers will provide security for the 27th Asean summit in Malaysia this...

Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

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