Southeast Asia

Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman’s death

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a rebel-turned-congressman and three other...

Najib gives assurance on Sabah’s development

PENAMPANG (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said yesterday he would continue to focus on development in Sabah to ensure that the state progresses in tandem with...

At least 100 Rohingyas drowned fleeing Myanmar in last two months:...

UNITED NATIONS (Bernama) - More than 100 Rohingya refugees are known to have drowned in shipwrecks and boat incidents as they fled from Myanmar...

Cambodia charges journalists with espionage

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Two Cambodian journalists who worked for US-funded Radio Free Asia were charged with espionage yesterday, the latest targets in...

MMEA thanks Indonesia for good cooperation in rescue operation

ROMPIN (Bernama) - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) thanked the Indonesian government for the cooperation extended to the Malaysian authorities in helping to...

Police nab 22 drug addicts in Butterworth

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama) - Police detained 22 men while they were allegedly high on drugs in Kampung Permatang Tok Jaya, Sungai Dua, on Friday. Seberang Perai Utara district police...

Selangor police cripple three NPS drug-trafficking syndicates

SHAH ALAM (Bernama) - The Selangor police have crippled three syndicates trafficking various drugs including new psychoactive substances (NPS) with the arrest of 10 individuals,...

Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege: Rights group

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Amnesty International (AI) said yesterday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month...

Disbelief as ‘most wanted’ Indonesian politician hospitalised

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A top Indonesian politician embroiled in a scandal involving an epic theft of public money has been hospitalised after a...

Some flee Papua villages in standoff with Indonesia forces

TEMBAGAPURA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian police said they helped evacuate about 400 people yesterday from villages in easternmost Papua that are at the centre...

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