Mahathir axes Chinese projects 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has formally said he will cancel two costly Chinese infrastructure projects.  The cancellation of the projects, part of China’s Belt...

Anger at Asean WWII wreck looting  

The UK government is investigating claims of illegal plundering of Second World War battleships that were sunk by Japan in its conquest of Malaya...

Rare good news for Asean media

Malaysia has repealed the controversial anti-fake news law, which has been widely condemned for stifling free speech since its introduction by the previous government...

Uproar continues over LGBT photos 

The removal of two portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists at a state-sponsored photography exhibition in Penang this week may have...

Najib all smiles in court 

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering in connection with the multibillion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

Najib set to face fraud charges

Malaysia's anti-corruption agency has called former prime minister Najib Razak to its offices where he is expected to be charged with three counts of...

Najib slams car tariffs

Malaysia’s new Pakatan Harapan government plans to impose tariffs on foreign vehicles has drawn a sarcastic response from former prime minister Najib Razak. Najib urged...

Mahathir to axe arrest powers

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says his government will repeal the 2012 Security Offences Special Measures Act (Sosma), which allowed the authorities to make...

1MDB probe targets China deals

An MP employed as a senior investigator at Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance is claiming that money laundering for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was a...

HK asked to arrest Low: S’pore 

Singapore says its request to Hong Kong in 2016 to arrest Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho for alleged money laundering and dealing with stolen...

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Singapore mental health woes on rise: study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the third most common mental health conditions in Singapore, following depression and alcoholism, according to a study of 6,126 Singaporeans...

Malays celebrate Mahathir discrimination U-turn

Around 55,000 Malaysian Muslims protested in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend against an alleged attempt to remove ethnic Malays of their privileges, putting pressure...

Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as "fake, lying and destructive...