Marcos protest turns on Duterte

Protesters across the Philippines have condemned President Rodrigo Duterte amid events to mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under strongman...

Najib faces more 1MDB charges

Malaysian police have arrested ex-prime minister Najib Razak, who is now facing at least 21 charges related to more than US$620 million in public...

Dive hero sues Musk for ‘pedo’ tweets

A British dive hero, who was instrumental in rescuing the football team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, has sued Tesla boss Elon...

Singapore seeks global funds

Singapore has introduced legislation to make it simpler for investment managers to register funds as the republic looks to attract a bigger slice of...

Thai oil giant eyes rail project

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas conglomerate PTT is in talks with potential partners about a joint bid for a US$7-billion high-speed train project linking...

Mahathir reviving economy: minister 

Economic relations between Malaysia and Singapore are still “good”, according to Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.  He said issues over the 1962...

Mahathir escapes China’s debt trap

After years of welcoming Chinese investment, the new government in Malaysia is applying the brakes, concerned a plethora of expensive projects are causing the...

Vietnam demands Agent Orange compensation

Vietnam's Foreign Ministry has repeated demands that Monsanto and other US firms pay compensation to the country’s numerous Agent Orange victims. An estimated 3...

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...

Singapore awaits movie premiere

The Hollywood romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians is being greeted with unease in Singapore, where the tale of glamour and excess is set. As...

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Singapore demands climate consensus at UN summit

A strong signal that the world is united against climate change must be agreed at the COP24 UN climate talks in the Polish city...

Thai junta promises February election

After several delays, Thailand says it will hold a general election early next year, as it was confirmed the military’s ban on political activity...

Singapore mental health woes on rise: study

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