Elections

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

Sep 23, 2018

Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides

Malaysia's Anwar confident PM handover will go as planned

Sep 15, 2018

Malaysia's designated prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, says he has no reason to doubt his former political nemesis will hand over the leadership position within two years as planned after sorting out deep-seated issues like corruption

Malaysian PM voices support for Anwar's return as lawmaker

Sep 14, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he endorsed a move by his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim, to contest a by-election to return as a lawmaker, and that he will keep his word to hand over power to Anwar

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Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers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

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