Government And Politics

Singapore PM defends proposed law combating fake online news

Apr 9, 2019

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws could be abused by governments to stay in power

Malaysia won't join ICC over pressure from Muslim opposition

Apr 6, 2019

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia won't ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the second treaty the government is withdrawing from after coming under pressure from the majority Muslim opposition

Indonesia president has big poll lead as election nears

Apr 5, 2019

Opinion surveys two weeks ahead of presidential and legislative elections show Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his ruling coalition maintaining a large lead over rivals

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Apr 5, 2019

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Malaysia urged to investigate police links to disappearances

Apr 4, 2019

Malaysia's human rights commission has urged the government to reinvestigate the disappearances of a Christian pastor and a Muslim activist after an inquiry concluded they were abducted by the police special branch for alleged proselytizing of Muslims

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Apr 3, 2019

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international outcry

Prosecutor says ex-Malaysian PM abused his 'absolute power'

Apr 3, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock at the start of his corruption trial, with the chief prosecutor alleging he wielded "near absolute power" for nearly a decade

Malaysia to sell yacht at center of 1MDB scandal for $126M

Apr 3, 2019

Malaysia's government says a yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund will be sold to casino operator Genting Berhad for $126 million, half its original price

Murder charge dropped for suspect in Kim Jong Nam killing

Apr 1, 2019

Two years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed, a Malaysian court has dropped the murder charge against the only suspect still in custody, and she pleaded guilty to a lesser offense and is expected to be released soon

The Latest: Envoy welcomes quick release of Vietnam suspect

Apr 1, 2019

Vietnam's ambassador to Malaysia says he appreciates that a Vietnamese woman will be released soon after pleading guilty to a weapons charge in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother

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