Government And Politics

Malaysian PM says public caning of lesbians tarnishes Islam

Sep 6, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has criticized the public caning of two Muslim women for attempting to have sex, saying it tarnished Islam's reputation as a merciful and compassionate religion

Asian stocks mixed as comment period for US tariffs ends

Sep 6, 2018

Asian markets are mixed on fears that the U.S. would soon impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, as public consultations draw to a close

Aceh region bans unmarried couples at same table in cafes

Sep 5, 2018

A district in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has banned unmarried couples from sitting at the same table in restaurants, cafes or coffee shops

Malaysia, Singapore to delay, not axe, high-speed rail link

Sep 5, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to delay, not cancel, a planned high-speed railway that would cut travel time between their capitals to just 90 minutes

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

Sep 3, 2018

Two women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex have been caned in a rare public whipping in northeastern Malaysia

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

Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it's the 'Energy of Asia'

Sep 2, 2018

The Asian Games closed on Sunday in Indonesia ending a two-week run for 11,000 athletes

Tottenham's Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

Sep 1, 2018

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service after winning a gold medal with South Korea at the Asian Games

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

Australia's new leader hopes to be best mates with Jokowi

Aug 31, 2018

Australia's new prime minister says he wants to be best mates with his Indonesian counterpart and deepen the lagging economic relationship between the two countries

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