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Sabah and Sarawak will prosper under the Pakatan Harapan federal and state governments, promised Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng as the prime minister...

Duterte critic’s senate holdout continues

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is facing criticism from within government to his order to arrest one of his most prominent critics who has now...

1MDB case: Ex-PM Najib Razak’s lawyer arrested in Malaysia

The investigation into the Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) went took a fresh turn on 13 September with the arrest at the...

Unmarried diners banned in Aceh

A district in Aceh has banned Indonesian women and men from eating together unless they are related or married. The sharia-run region on the northwest...

Malaysia condemns team’s performance

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he is not satisfied with the performance of his ministers, some of whom were delaying decisions until they...

Calls for S’pore to axe gay law

A veteran Singapore diplomat has called for the gay community to challenge the constitutional ban on homosexual sex, following India's scrapping of the same...

Malaysia lesbian caning sparks outrage

A Malaysian MP has called for laws that criminalise homosexuality to be axed after the caning of two women convicted by a sharia court...

Filmmaker ‘spy’ jailed in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been found guilty of espionage and jailed for six years in Cambodia after he flew a drone over an...

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...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...

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