Government And Politics

Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

May 9, 2019

Singapore passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content, report says

Malaysia cuts interest rate for first time in 3 years

May 7, 2019

Malaysian central bank cuts key interest rate to counter weaker growth

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

May 6, 2019

Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an outcry

World stocks waver as Fed steers clear of signaling rate cut

May 2, 2019

World stocks waver as Fed keeps rates intact, no cut planned despite low inflation

Asian stocks mixed as Fed steers clear of signaling rate cut

May 2, 2019

Asian stocks mixed as Fed keeps rates intact, no cut planned despite low inflation

Abandon Jakarta: Indonesia again mulls plan for new capital

Apr 29, 2019

Indonesia's decades-long discussion about building a new capital has inched forward after President Joko Widodo approved a long-term plan for the government to abandon overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta

Judge rules graft charges to stand against Malaysia's Najib

Apr 29, 2019

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed in his bid to have seven corruption charges against him dismissed as his trial enters its third week

Indonesia detains 12 fishermen after sea clash with Vietnam

Apr 29, 2019

Indonesia's navy says one of its patrol vessels was rammed by two Vietnamese coast guard ships after intercepting an alleged illegal fishing boat

Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country's highest court

Apr 25, 2019

Lawyers are challenging Indonesia's incorporation of the volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country's highest court

Singapore PM promotes likely successor in Cabinet reshuffle

Apr 23, 2019

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named a deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle, in a possible indication of his successor

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