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...

Myanmar downsizes Kyaukpyu project

Myanmar has downsized plans for a Chinese-backed port on its Rakhine State coast, heavily reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could...

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...

Wild Boars to be ordained 

Most members of the Thai football team rescued from the flooded Chaing Rai cave will have their heads shaved and be ordained in a...

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...

Myanmar steps towards debt trap

Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the...

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...

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Rare good news for Asean media

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