Southeast Asia

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

BANGKOK (AFP) - On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s quest for...

Mahathir, Kurz meet to further strengthen Malaysia-Austria ties

VIENNA (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday arrived at the Federal Chancellery in Austria and had a meeting with the Federal Chancellor of...

Terengganu assemblyman remanded for falsely claiming RM500,000

KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama) — A Terengganu state assemblyman with the title ‘Datuk’ has been remanded three days to help in the investigations in connection...

Malaysian police seize counterfeit liquor worth RM1.6M

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Police detained nine men and seized 553 boxes of counterfeit liquor bearing luxury brands with an estimated value of RM1.6...

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

COTABATO, Philippines (AFP) - A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated yesterday with...

Malaysia to propose initiatives to combat corruption

VIENNA (Bernama) - Malaysia will propose two key initiatives pertaining to efforts to combat corruption globally at the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA)...

Malaysian govt provides RM8.7 million early school aid in Melaka

MELAKA (Bernama) - Early School Aid 2019 totalling RM8.7 million will be given to 87,187 eligible primary and secondary students in Melaka, said Chairman...

Spring festival gala in Yangon to celebrate China-Myanmar friendship

YANGON (Xinhua) - A wonderful transnational spring festival gala, themed Celebration of China-Myanmar Friendship, premiered in Myanmar’s Yangon last Saturday evening, involving popular artistes of...

GPS political secretaries lodge police report on Facebook posting

KUCHING (Bernama) - A group of political secretaries of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) led by Alexander Asing lodged a police report yesterday against DAP member...

Indonesian troop killed in shootout in eastern Papua

JAKARTA (Xinhua) - An Indonesian troop was killed in a shootout with insurgents in easternmost province of Papua following an ambush against Indonesian troops...

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