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Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

Apr 21, 2018

A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued off Indonesia in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nearly nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia

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Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'

Apr 20, 2018

The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future

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Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

Apr 19, 2018

Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

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Police arrest alleged key figure in Indonesia alcohol deaths

Apr 18, 2018

Indonesian police have arrested the alleged head of a bootleg liquor empire following the deaths of dozens of people this month from drinking tainted alcohol

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The Latest: Mahathir says he would halt, review China loans

Apr 18, 2018

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will stop borrowing from China and review Chinese investments if his opposition grouping is elected in May 9 polls

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Indonesia court rules against seizure of luxury yacht

Apr 18, 2018

A court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a U.S. investigation into alleged multibillion-dollar theft and laundering of funds from a Malaysian state investment fund

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Indonesia credit rating upgraded by Moody's

Apr 13, 2018

Moody's has upgraded Indonesia's credit rating due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy

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Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

Apr 13, 2018

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be done in public, following international condemnation of the caning of two men for gay sex that damaged Indonesia's moderate image

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Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

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Former Indonesian general says he'll run for president again

Apr 11, 2018

Former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says he'll run for president in an election due next year, confirming an establishment challenger to current president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

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