Mystery names swamp Myanmar electoral roll

Aung San Suu Kyi greets supportersOn the eve of Myanmar’s election, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) urged voters to remain calm if...

Asean group condemns Myanmar election

Charles SantiagoA group of Southeast Asian political leaders claims Myanmar’s government has ensured Sunday’s general election cannot be considered inclusive or credible.The Asean Parliamentarians...

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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