S’pore wants rail compensation 

Singapore will seek compensation for all costs incurred if Malaysia cancels the planned high-speed railway link with Kuala Lumpur, as relations sour under new...

Chinese Rakhine port planned 

Myanmar is negotiating with a Chinese consortium to develop a deep-sea port in Rakhine State as part of the planned special economic zone, according...

Mahathir axes Chinese rail project

The Malaysian East Coast Rail project, launched by former prime minister Najib Razak in September, has been suspended along with two other China-backed projects...

China set to build Rakhine port

Myanmar says it is eager to begin work on a Chinese-backed port and industrial park project in the Rakhine State town of Kyaukpyu with...

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...

EU palm-oil ban hits Asean 

Since coming to office, Malaysia’s new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been impressively active, regardless of the fact that he is the world’s oldest...

More 1MDB scandals to come: Lim 

Malaysia intends to recover all stolen assets from the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund, according to the new finance minister, who...

Mahathir demands TPP review 

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has questioned the Trans-Pacific Partnership, claiming that smaller participants are at a disadvantage. The 92-year-old said the trade pact, which...

Warrant issued for 1MDB suspect

Scandal-ridden Malaysian financier Jho Taek Low has instructed his lawyers to contact the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Macc), which is seeking his input into the...

Tax break set to spark retail boom 

Malaysian traders are purportedly hoping for growth as consumers will be more willing to spend more now the goods and services tax (GST) has...

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