Trump sets up Duterte meeting

Donald Trump will travel to Asia from November 3 to 14, where he will meet his Philippine soulmate, Rodrigo Duterte, amid rising tensions with North...

Central bank ‘defeats’ cyber hack

The Bank Negara Malaysia central bank says it was the victim of a cyber attack using fraudulent wire transfers as hackers increasingly hit the...

Demands to halt forced Rohingya returns

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees...

ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

KL bans beer festival 

Malaysia has called time on a popular October beer festival in Kuala Lumpur after an Islamic party stretched credulity by claiming it would turn...

Philippines turns to online sellers for revenues

The Philippine government has set its sights on online sellers as the country scrambled for revenues amid the global pandemic. In a memorandum posted on...

Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

Yingluck faces $5.8bn court action

Happier times. US President Barack Obama meets then Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok in November 2012. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta says it will sue the prime...

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...

Borneo fires on rise 

Indonesia has detected a growing number of wild fires as dry weather continues. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said satellite pictures showed there were...

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The Philippines will proceed with sugar importation in October if there will be insufficient production.

Sugar Importation Imminent by October If Production Falls Short – BBM

It's likely that the Philippines will look into sugar importation should sugar production in the country becomes inadequate. However, the volume is much less...
The Philippines received a grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for its offshore wind projects feasibility study.

Philippine Offshore Wind Projects Get Support from Foreign Companies, USTDA

The Philippines' struggling economy is having a hard time recovering from the pandemic and inflation, not to mention the tremendous gas price hike around...
Malaysian farmers will benefit from the government-backed Agro-Food Takaful Insurance Scheme to compensate them for damages and losses due to natural disasters.

Agro-Food Takaful Insurance Scheme Gives New Hope to Malaysian Farmers

Farmers produce food for people to eat and without them, the world will go hungry. In Malaysia, farmers can take advantage of the Agro-Food...