Malaysia crowns new king after predecessor’s marriage

Malaysia has crowned a new king after the surprise abdication of the former monarch to marry a Russian model, although they are already allegedly...

Najib tries to explain huge jewellery spending 

Bank cards belonging to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 in one day in 2014 at a luxury...

Philippine ‘misogynist-in-chief’ signs harassment law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is notorious for cracking gang rape “jokes” and making inappropriate remarks to female journalists, has signed a law against...

Indonesian woman gets jail reprieve after recording boss’ lewd call

An Indonesian woman, who is facing six months in jail for recording a graphic phone call of her boss as evidence she was being harassed,...

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing sexual harassment 

A school bookkeeper in Indonesia who recorded her employers’ lecherous phone call as proof she was being sexually harassed has been jailed by the...

Indonesia court dismisses election challenge

An Indonesian court has unanimously upheld the re-election of President Joko Widodo, rejecting a petition by his challenger disputing the result. A panel of...

Vietnam asks Russia to help preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

Vietnam has appointed a special team of embalming specialists, including four Russian scientists from Moscow’s Lenin Lab, to preserve the corpse of independence hero...

Mahathir appoints graft boss, bypassing colleagues 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed the former Lawyers For Liberty director Latheefa Koya (pictured) for a two-year term as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission...

Thailand prepares coronation of unelected general 

Thailand is due to select its prime minister this week amid a rising number of attacks on pro-democracy campaigners.  The generals who seized power in...

Power behind Thailand’s throne dies, aged 98

Prem Tinsulanonda, a former Thai military chief, prime minister and key adviser to the royal family, who has been one of Thailand's key political...

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Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...

Myanmar rebels coordinate northern attacks 

Rebel armies in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, mostly soldiers, in attacks on a military academy and other government targets in the...

Singapore cuts GDP forecast amid recession fears

Singapore has cut its economic growth forecast as the Sino-Trump trade war worsens and data confirmed the slowest growth rate since the 2009 financial...