New US-Philippines defense pact ‘in the works’

The United States and the Philippines are crafting a new defense pact that could replace the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that was proposed for...

Malaysia’s royals to discuss next PM

Malaysia's nine royal rulers are due to meet today (Friday) to discuss forming a government after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced his resignation this...

Election-friendly Budget 2020 features goodies galore

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and heir apparent to current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took “a tad longer than usual” with his speech...

Malaysia PM resigns amid political wrangling

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir, also currently the world’s oldest PM, has resigned as of 1PM (Feb 24) today after 655 days in...

Vietnam stigmatises LGBT children: HRW

Myths about sexual orientation and gender identity in Vietnam are fuelling violence and discrimination, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report...

US: Philippines’ withdrawal from VFA ‘wrong’

The decision of the Philippines to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States was a move in the wrong direction, a...

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside

Businessman Tony Fernandes is stepping aside from his post as the chief executive officer of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group amid an ongoing probe over...

AirAsia Group faces probe over alleged corruption

Low-cost airline operator AirAsia Group Berhad is facing a regulatory probe over an alleged bribery from aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The Securities Commission Malaysia said on...

Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Observers denied access to Cambodia treason trial 

The court hosting the treason trial of Cambodia's opposition leader has turned away independent journalists at the start of proceedings. Reuters and the Phnom Penh...

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