15 dead in Yala, Thailand attack

Fifteen people have been killed while four others were injured in an attack by suspected Muslim rebels on a security point in Yala, Thailand. An...

Philippine VP accepts ‘drug czar’ post offer

Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Wednesday accepted an offer installing her as a drug czar to combat the proliferation of drug...

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...

‘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...

Widodo hands Indonesia defence job to brutal rival

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has named his presidential challenger, Prabowo Subianto, as his defence minister. The disgraced former general is accused of human rights...

Thailand’s king sacks mistress

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles, status and military rank for "disloyalty" three months after she was...

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...

Malaysian AG rubbishes claims about dropping Goldman Sachs charges

Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas clarified today there was never a plan to drop charges against Goldman Sachs in exchange for a settlement. "The...

A shared vision of prosperity for Malaysia

Over 2000 attendees were present at Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unveiling of his Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV 2030) last Saturday (Oct 5). The...

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Tesco gets offer for Thai, Malaysian stores

Retail giant Tesco could gain around US$9 billion by selling off its Asean businesses, according to a former supermarket chief. Shares in the supermarket...

Indonesia called to release Papua prisoners

At least 110 political prisoners are being held in Indonesian-controlled Papua after numerous arrests for raising the outlawed Papuan national flag, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  Police...

Goldman 1MDB fine could be below US$2 billion

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. could pay under US$2 billion to settle US probes over its role in raising money for scandal-plagued Malaysian investment fund...