Government And Politics

Former Malaysian leader's corruption trial enters second day

Apr 15, 2019

The corruption trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has entered a second day, with a central bank investigator taking the stand in the case involving the transfer of suspicious money into Najib's bank accounts

Malaysia says revised China deal shows costs were inflated

Apr 15, 2019

Malaysia's prime minister says a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network, part of revised deal that will get the stalled project off the ground

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

Apr 15, 2019

Asian markets advance on signs that the U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations

Recovery falters in Indonesian city broken by quake disaster

Apr 15, 2019

Six months after Indonesia's Palu was ripped apart by an earthquake, tsunami and liquefying soil that killed thousands, a second crisis is looming as recovery efforts stumble

Indonesians flock to final presidential campaign rallies

Apr 13, 2019

Tens of thousands of Indonesians have flocked to presidential campaign rallies ahead of a final debate between the two candidates

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

Indonesia to probe warehouse of ballots in Malaysia

Apr 11, 2019

Indonesia's Election Commission says it is sending officials to investigate after videos circulated online of thousands of voting papers for next week's polls scattered throughout a warehouse in neighboring Malaysia

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

Apr 11, 2019

Asian shares retreat as some Fed officials suggest data may tweak stance

Indonesians wrestle with voting choices and giant ballots

Apr 10, 2019

When Indonesians vote in presidential and legislative elections next week, they'll be wrestling with choices affecting their country's future, and ballots as big as posters

Malaysia former first lady hit with fresh corruption charge

Apr 10, 2019

The wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been hit with a new corruption charge over a solar energy contract

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