US warship returns to South China Sea

The USS Lassen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The US says it plans to return to disputed areas of the South China Sea, with a naval commander...

Malaysian bonds spring back to life

Malaysia’s bonds are stabilising, firing up a debate on when to invest in Asia’s worst-performing debt.The country’s corporate dollar-denominated notes have returned 1.5 per...

Ex-Malaysian minister slams ‘plodding’ Asean

Sri Rafidah Aziz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.Asean members have been told to buck up their ideas by former Malaysian minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz who...

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Indonesia’s Jokowi sworn in for 2nd term amid heightened security

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term at a heavily guarded ceremony in the capital Jakarta...

A bumpy ride for Grab in Malaysia

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Singapore has jailed its first suspect for terror financing amid a steady stream of arrests related to support for Islamic extremism.The Singaporean authorities...