South East Asia

Cash-stuffed designer handbags seized in raids on Malaysia's Najib

Dozens of designer handbags stuffed with cash and jewellery are seized during Malaysian police raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday, as a corruption probe gathered pace.

May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018

9 killed in India cops firing

Nine people are killed when police opened fire on protesters demanding the closure of a copper smelting plant over environmental pollution concern in a port city in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu today.

May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

Cash-stuffed designer handbags seized in raids on Malaysia's Najib

Dozens of designer handbags stuffed with cash and jewellery are seized during Malaysian police raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday, as a corruption probe gathered pace.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Mahathir says king willing to grant pardon for Anwar

Malaysia's newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says on Friday that the country's monarch has indicated he is willing to grant a full pardon to jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim immediately.

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

Malaysians vote in cliffhanger election

Malaysian politicians from both government and opposition camps complains of "dirty tricks" after voting in a general election begins on Wednesday, as non-stop spam calls to their mobile phones disruptes communications with party organisers.

July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016

ISIS launches first Malay language newspaper in South-east Asia: Report

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launches its first Malay language newspaper for its supporters in South-east Asia, as the terrorist group seeks to expand its reach in the region.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Myanmar MPs hold landmark session

The first freely elected parliament in Myanmar for 50 years holds its opening session. Hundreds of new MPs, mostly from the National League for Democracy (NLD) but also some smaller parties, sworn and take their seats.

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016

Pregnant women at greater risk for Hepatitis E

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found a link between pre-existing nutritional deficits and immune dysfunction and the risk of hepatitis E infection during pregnancy.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Indonesia haze: Company licenses to be revoked

More than 50 Indonesian companies are being punished for their role in causing the haze that blanketed South East Asia earlier this year.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Mobimedia services available in Bangladesh

Mobimedia, a Southeast Asian regional mobile and tech company announced today its services and solutions are now currently available in Bangladesh.

August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015

In Pictures: View from above Singapore

As Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary next month, photographers take to the skies to document an island that has transformed from a fishing village into a glitzy city.