Elections

Malaysia's Anwar to make political comeback in by-election

Sep 12, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will contest a by-election that is expected to pave the way for his return to active politics

Asian Games stir Indonesia's pride, boost Jokowi's campaign

Sep 3, 2018

Indonesia's success in hosting and competing at the Asian Games has swelled national pride, boosted the re-election campaign of President Joko Widodo, and positively highlighted diversity in the Muslim-majority nation

Bach: No Olympic future for esports until 'violence' removed

Sep 1, 2018

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if or when esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

Aug 16, 2018

Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers

Indonesian president urges tolerance in annual speech

Aug 16, 2018

Indonesia's president urged the country to embrace its founding spirt of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year

Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

Aug 10, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

Jul 16, 2018

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat

Ex-Malaysia leader's arrest part of a swift fall from grace

Jul 3, 2018

Just two months ago, Najib Razak was a towering figure in Malaysian politics and literally beyond the law, but that cloak of privilege and impunity was lifted with his arrest Tuesday by anti-graft officials.

Amnesty: Indonesian forces behind unlawful killings in Papua

Jul 2, 2018

Amnesty International has identified 95 unlawful killings by security forces in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region since 2008, included targeted killings, and says there is a near-total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous victims

Indonesia police say 2 dead, 2 missing in Papua attacks

Jun 28, 2018

Indonesian police say two people were killed and two are missing after gunmen attacked police and civilians in a mountainous region of easternmost Papua province

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