Southeast Asia

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Two top leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide yesterday, in a landmark ruling almost 40...

Imelda Marcos posts bail for graft conviction in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos yesterday posted a USD7,400 bail for provisional liberty after she was found guilty of...

Malaysian police arrest eight terrorist suspects

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - The police have arrested seven Filipinos and a Malaysian suspected to be involved in terrorism, including a Filipino who has beheaded...

Electric train ‘crashes’ into cars on tracks

TANJUNG MALIM (Bernama) - A Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) electric train with 40 ‘passengers’ on board ‘crashed’ into two cars which plunged off...

UK supermarket’s viral orangutan ad slammed by palm oil giant

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A British supermarket chain’s viral commercial about an orangutan left homeless because of deforestation from palm oil planting was slammed...

Indonesian jet crash victim’s family sues Boeing

JAKARTA (AFP) - The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have...

Indonesian woman gets jail after exposing philandering boss

LOMBOK, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian woman who exposed her cheating boss has been slapped with a six-month jail term for her trouble. The Supreme Court’s...

Floods strike three Kalabakan riverine settlements

TAWAU (Bernama) - Floodwaters rose to over one metre yesterday at 67 houses in three riverine settlements in Kalabakan and three blocks of houses...

Malaysian ex-PM’s wife hit with two new graft charges

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - The wife of Malaysia’s toppled ex-leader was hit with two new corruption charges yesterday for allegedly accepting bribes worth RM189...

Chilean tourists jailed to two years for killing Malaysian

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Two Chilean tourists accused of killing a man in Malaysia were sentenced to two years in prison yesterday after...

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