Hun Sen starts ‘election’ campaign 

Cambodia’s ruling party starts campaigning today ahead of the July 29 election and it can be confident of victory after removing the opposition.  The abolition...

Najib arrested in 1MDB probe

Najib Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, was arrested by anti-corruption officials yesterday (Tuesday), amid the ongoing 1MDB investigation and the missing US$4.5...

Mahathir expects Najib charges soon 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he expects charges against former premier Najib Razak soon over the alleged embezzlement of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

Duterte church row continues

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is entitled "not to believe in any faith" and express religious opinions, his spokesman has said, after his outspoken boss...

Mahathir opens S’pore water dispute 

The price Singapore pays for water is "ridiculous" and Malaysia will try to renegotiate the 100-year supply deal, according to the new reforming prime...

Malaysia reopens 2006 murder probe

Malaysia’s police have confirmed they are reopening the murder probe into Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. Altantuya's father, Setev Shaariibuu, called for the case to be...

1MDB charges expected in months: PM

Malaysia is hoping to make its first arrest linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund within months and is looking to...

Central bank boss goes over 1MDB deal 

The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal has forced the resignation of Malaysia’s central bank governor as the new coalition government steps up its investigation...

Duterte hails Korean triumph 

South Korea and the Philippines have purportedly signed US$4.9 billion of deals in trade and investment pledges during President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit.  There were...

Suharto legacy still divisive 

As Indonesia marks two decades since the end of the dictatorial Suharto era, the largely Muslim archipelago has seen a rise in religious intolerance...

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