August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

Stay out of politics

Hong Kong’s leader yesterday warned one of the city’s top legal bodies against getting involved in politics, in the latest sign of the government telling professional bodies to toe Beijing’s line. 

August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

Malaysian king meets party leaders in hunt for new PM

Malaysia's king met political party chiefs Tuesday as the hunt began for a new prime minister, a day after the last leader quit.

August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

Malaysian PM resigns

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin stepped down as prime minister yesterday after months of political turmoil culminated in the loss of his majority, but his resignation is likely to open another chapter...

August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin resigns as political crisis escalates

Malaysia's Muhyiddin Yassin stepped down as prime minister on Monday after months of political turmoil culminated in the loss of his majority, but his resignation is likely to open another...

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s sister condemns ‘perfidious’ Seoul over drills with US

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday called Seoul authorities “perfidious” over the South’s joint military exercises with the United States, and demanded Washington...

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

Turning sewage into ultra-clean water

Giant pumps whir deep underground at a plant in Singapore that helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption while reducing ocean pollution. 

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Singapore to tweak foreign worker policies amid local job concerns

The Singapore government will adjust foreign worker policies to address concerns among locals over competition for jobs, even as the global business hub remains open to talent from overseas, its...

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Thai anti-govt protesters clash with police in Bangkok

More than a thousand Thai anti-government protesters clashed with police on Saturday, as they protested against the government's failure to handle coronavirus outbreaks and its impact on the...

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Asean finally appoints Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have appointed Brunei’s second minister for foreign affairs, Erywan Yusof, as special envoy to Myanmar, the group said...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

North Korea wants sanctions eased to restart US talks

North Korea wants international sanctions banning its metal exports and imports of refined fuel and other necessities lifted before it restarts denuclearisation talks with the United States, South...