Government And Politics

Singapore actor's death puts spotlight on conscription risks

Jan 27, 2019

Singapore actor's death renews scrutiny of conscription system that mandates young men serve in its armed forces, police force or civil defense force

European shares mixed, euro slips with ECB in focus

Jan 24, 2019

Stock markets are mostly higher as investors monitor comments from ECB president.

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

Jan 24, 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne

Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

Jan 24, 2019

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been freed after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

Jan 24, 2019

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, Japan falls as factory data disappoints

Family of slain Mongolian seeks answers in Malaysia lawsuit

Jan 24, 2019

A lawyer for the family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago says they hope to find answers with a lawsuit that went to trial this week

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

Jan 23, 2019

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before royal sultans choose the next king amid a reassertion of political influence for constitutional head of state

Indonesia reverses course on plan to free radical cleric

Jan 22, 2019

Indonesia's president says an elderly Islamic cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other extremists won't be released from prison unless he renounces radicalism, backing down from plans to free him without conditions

Indonesia cleric's release uncertain as gov't starts review

Jan 21, 2019

Indonesia's government is reviewing the president's decision to release radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir following domestic and international criticism.

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Jan 19, 2019

Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country's president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs

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