Government And Politics

US pitches arms sales at Asia's biggest air show

Feb 7, 2018

U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales sees keen interest in American weaponry in Asia

UN rights chief: Intolerance making inroads in Indonesia

Feb 7, 2018

UN human rights chief says "strains of intolerance" once thought foreign to Indonesia are making inroads in the world's most populous Muslim nation and warned the government against criminalizing its LGBT citizens

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Feb 6, 2018

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have renewed calls for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve the South China Sea dispute.

Malaysia, Singapore to set up trade link for stockmarkets

Feb 6, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore regulators say they will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments

Indonesia police kill Papua woman, clash claim disputed

Feb 5, 2018

Indonesian paramilitary police fatally shot a 61-year-old woman in what they say was a clash between security forces and stone-throwing villagers in the troubled Papua region, but a relative of the victim has disputed their account of events

AirAsia to crew Aceh flights with men only after hijab rule

Feb 2, 2018

Budget airline AirAsia says its flights to Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will be operated by male cabin crew after Acehnese authorities insisted all female flight attendants wear head coverings

Morality push may outlaw sex outside marriage in Indonesia

Feb 2, 2018

Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would outlaw sex outside marriage and could weaken checks and balances in Indonesia's young democracy

Police witness: Kim Jong Nam met American before his murder

Jan 29, 2018

A police witness says the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader met with an unidentified Korean American man on a Malaysian resort island four days before he was murdered, as the trial of two women accused of killing him resumed

Malaysia raises interest rate for first time in 4 years

Jan 25, 2018

Malaysia's central bank has raised its key interest rate for the first time in four years ahead of general elections due by August

Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for Mattis

Jan 24, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis gets an up-close look at Indonesian commandos - including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads

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