Malaysia fugitive Low set to lose Cyprus passport

High-profile Cambodian government figures and the fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho are due to lose their secretly acquired Republic of Cyprus passports. Cyprus...

Malaysia, 5 countries to probe into 1MDB scandal

The Malaysian government is working with at least five countries to recover $4.34 billion (18 billion ringgit) worth of assets allegedly siphoned from the...

RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

A free-trade deal between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their five trading partners failed to be signed amid India’s...

US still hunting 1MDB fugitive Low: envoy 

Fugitive Malaysian trader Low Taek Jho is still wanted by the US authorities despite him agreeing a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ), according to the US...

Malaysia, Singapore flag carriers sign wide-ranging partnership agreement

National carriers Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have on Wednesday (October 30) sealed a wide-ranging commercial agreement to share revenue on flights between...

‘Singapore-Malaysia railway system to proceed’

The Malaysian government is set to proceed with the construction of a high-speed railway system that will link to Singapore, but this time, with...

Budget 2020: Malaysia to relax foreign property ownership

Foreigners can now purchase high-rise residential properties valued from RM 600,000 and up in Malaysia. As part of Budget 2020, Finance Minister Lim Guan...

The future of retail is cashless and human-less

At a BingoBox store in Shanghai, one of more than 200 outlets across China, there are no cash registers, checkout lanes, or store assistants....

Palm oil hampers EU trade for Malaysia and Indonesia

Indonesia says it wants to speed up trade talks with the European Union and within a month complete a review of trade with the...

Chinese survey ship leaves Vietnam’s waters

A Chinese oil and gas survey ship that has angered Vietnam in the South China Sea has left Vietnamese territory for the time since...

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Singapore promises 2020 recovery after quarterly growth

Singapore exceeded estimates for economic growth in the third quarter with the city-state’s authorities claiming that a full recovery will be secured next year. GDP...

Asean climate crises loom after decades of abuse 

Asean’s governments continue to abuse the environment but the regional body’s shared ecological efforts to tackle the issues are pitiful.   Farmers along the Mekong have been...

Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought – compounded by dams –...