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Thai economy on road to recovery

The economic future looks brighter in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Thailand’s economy is showing signs of growth after months of relative decline following last May’s coup, according to a senior executive at Thailand's stock exchange. Thai GDP climbed 2.9 per cent from a year ago in the third...

Islamism set to dominate summit

The Petronas Towers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US President Barack Obama said Islamist militancy and the South China Sea disputes would dominate Kuala Lumpur’s summits this weekend. After meeting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Obama told the media: "Malaysia is part of the coalition to fight and...

EU hopes for Asean statement on sustainable development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is among world leaders due to attend the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The European Union hopes that Asean will produce a joined statement on the environment and sustainable development at its summit this weekend, its...

Malaysia on war footing for Asean summit

Barack Obama will be addressing the Asean summit.Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Around 4,000 police officers will provide security for the 27th Asean summit in Malaysia this week. Federal Internal Security director Datuk Muhammad Fuad Abu Zarim said extra security would be in place at KL International Airport...

Triumphant Suu Kyi returns to parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi returned to parliament in the capital Naypyitaw on Monday along with dozens of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) rivals soundly beaten in her National League for Democracy’s landslide victory. The legislature will now begin to oversee the delicate...

Malaysia steps up security ahead of Asean summit

The Paris attacks overshadow the Asean summit Following Friday’s terror strikes in Paris, Malaysia’s police have been put on high alert and will be doubling security procedures ahead of next week’s Asean summit. According to the Malaysian Star newspaper, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid...

Malaysia must defend its territory, deputy PM says amid South China Sea row

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the country must defend itself against any encroachment on its territory, amid growing regional tensions over Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea. "If our country is threatened or being encroached, we...

Bomb kills four in southern Thailand

Four people were killed and four injured in an overnight bomb attack at a checkpoint in the southern Thai province of Pattani, agencies report. “The culprits placed a bomb under a chair at the checkpoint killing four people,” Police Colonel Tanongsak Wansupha said, commander of...

Phnom Penh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy over a 2011 conviction for defamation, with critics saying the move was politically motivated. It came a day after strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened Rainsy with...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko Widodo, in an effort to repair a relationship damaged by issues including human smuggling, the plight of refugees and the...

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