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Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May 23, 2019

Police say seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

May 23, 2019

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge as calm returned to the capital following a spasm of apparently orchestrated violence

6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May 22, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election

Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader

May 21, 2019

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been reelected with 55.5% of the vote in last month's election, official results show, though former general Subianto refuses to accept defeat and his campaign is planning street protests

Malaysia's Mahathir says no timetable for handing over power

May 9, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad defended his government's record on the anniversary of its election victory and reiterated he will hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim though he wasn't clear on when

Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

May 9, 2019

Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content, report says

Malaysia cuts interest rate for first time in 3 years

May 7, 2019

Malaysian central bank cuts key interest rate to counter weaker growth

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

May 6, 2019

Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an outcry

Vietnamese woman accused in Kim Jong Nam's killing released

May 3, 2019

The last suspect held in the killing of the North Korea's leader half brother has been released from a Malaysian prison

Indonesia jails Polish tourist who met Papuan activists

May 2, 2019

A Polish tourist has been sentenced to five years prison in Indonesia for treason after meeting with Papuan independence supporters

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6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won't...

May 22, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the country's...

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Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new...

May 6, 2019

Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws...

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The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity...

Apr 17, 2019

Both candidates in Indonesia's presidential election have addressed supporters after preliminary...

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Malaysia won't join ICC over pressure from Muslim...

Apr 6, 2019

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia won't ratify the Rome Statute of the International...

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Malaysia urged to investigate police links to...

Apr 4, 2019

Malaysia's human rights commission has urged the government to reinvestigate the disappearances of...

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Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex,...

Apr 3, 2019

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international...

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