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Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

Apr 21, 2018

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued off Indonesia in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nearly nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'

Apr 20, 2018

The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future

The Latest: Mahathir says he would halt, review China loans

Apr 18, 2018

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will stop borrowing from China and review Chinese investments if his opposition grouping is elected in May 9 polls

Indonesia court rules against seizure of luxury yacht

Apr 18, 2018

A court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. investigation into alleged multibillion-dollar theft and laundering of funds from a Malaysian state investment fund

Indonesia credit rating upgraded by Moody's

Apr 13, 2018

Moody's has upgraded Indonesia's credit rating due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy

Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

Apr 13, 2018

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be done in public, following international condemnation of the caning of two men for gay sex that damaged Indonesia's moderate image

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

Former Indonesian general says he'll run for president again

Apr 11, 2018

Former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says he'll run for president in an election due next year, confirming an establishment challenger to current president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Australian sentenced to rehab for drug offenses in Indonesia

Apr 11, 2018

Australian accountant is sentenced to 15 months of rehabilitation for drug offenses on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali

Malaysia vote that could decide Najib's fate set for May 9

Apr 10, 2018

Elections that could determine scandal-plagued Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's political fate have been set for May 9, an unusual workday vote with a shorter campaign period than during the last national polls

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Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea...

Apr 21, 2018

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued off Indonesia in a wooden boat says they were...

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Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after...

Apr 13, 2018

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law...

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Indonesia's Aceh considers beheading as penalty...

Mar 15, 2018

The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and...

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UN says Rohingya crisis could endanger regional...

Feb 5, 2018

The UN's human rights chief says Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the...

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Indonesia police probe Aceh abuse of transgender...

Feb 3, 2018

Muslims in Indonesia's conservative and semiautonomous Aceh province are protesting an...

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Morality push may outlaw sex outside marriage in...

Feb 2, 2018

Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would outlaw sex outside...

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