Toyota unveils Malaysia factory plan

The Toyota I-Road in Grenoble in France. The Selangor plant will build more environmentally friendly vehicles. Source: Wikimedia Japanese car giant Toyota Motor Corp says...

‘Philippines-US free-trade deal likely next year’

The Philippines is next in line on sealing a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the United States, the world’s largest economy. Ebb Hinchliffe, executive director of...

Indonesia plans fishing zone in disputed South China Sea

Indonesia says it plans to open a fishing zone inside its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea this year to prevent...

Marcos claims VP victory

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos with US President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Many foreigners might be surprised if their son, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, wins the...

Yingluck sentenced in absentia 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has fled the country, has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced to five years in...

Icon to pariah in 2 years 

The United States has for the first time called Myanmar's attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State "ethnic cleansing", saying targeted sanctions against those...

Kachin jade scavenger shot by guards

A jade scavenger in Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security staff, according to the authorities.   On Monday, a scavenger from troubled Rakhine...

China tops KL’s investor list 

Johor Bahru from Pacific Mall Tower. China has overtaken Singapore as the largest investor in Malaysian real estate as rising mainland prices push investment...

Ahok weighed down by fake news

After the ethnically and religiously divisive Jakarta election this week, fake news or hoaxes appeared as a potent force during the unseemly campaign. The vote...

Trump, Najib dodge 1MDB

Donald Trump has lauded embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during talks in Washington for his country’s financial investment in US companies and his...

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Singapore most vulnerable to coronavirus: analysts 

The coronavirus is expected to force Asean’s economies to either slow down rapidly or contract in the current quarter, according to economists.  Singapore is due to...

Philippines to probe Honda production shutdown

The Senate of the Philippines is planning to conduct an inquiry into the sudden shutdown of Honda Cars Philippines Inc.’s manufacturing in Laguna. Senator Joel...

Netflix’s woes and wins in Indonesia

Indonesian regulators are not quite ready to ‘chill’ yet at Netflix’s growing presence and popularity among citizens, but things could be looking up for...