Business

Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

Mar 7, 2018

Singapore-based company calls off $2 million initial coin offering backed by blue diamond

Indonesia seizes yacht wanted by US in probe of Malaysia

Feb 28, 2018

Indonesia has seized a luxury yacht on the tourist island of Bali that is wanted by U.S. authorities as part of a probe into alleged multibillion-dollar corruption at Malaysian state investment fund 1MBD

Police: Kim Jong Nam told friend he feared for his life

Feb 27, 2018

A police official has testified that the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader told a friend in Malaysia that his life was in danger six months before he was killed at an airport

2 Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to illegal rentals

Feb 27, 2018

Two men have pleaded guilty to using platforms including Airbnb to rent out condominium units for less than six months in Singapore, where short-term rentals are illegal

Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead

Feb 23, 2018

Heavy rains are hampering the search for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raise the death toll to seven

Hillside crashes onto Indonesian farmers; 5 dead, 18 missing

Feb 23, 2018

Farmers were working in their rice paddies on the Indonesian island of Java, when the soggy hillside above them collapsed under the weight of torrential rains, killing five people and leaving 18 missing

Police: No video showing Indonesian attacking Kim Jong Nam

Feb 22, 2018

A police witness has told a Malaysian court that there is no video evidence that shows an Indonesian woman smearing a nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader as part of an airport attack that killed him

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Feb 19, 2018

Police say they have arrested four Indonesian men and a boy who killed a critically endangered orangutan by shooting it at least 130 times with an air gun

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Feb 15, 2018

The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow

Indonesian woman dies in new maid abuse case in Malaysia

Feb 12, 2018

An Indonesian maid who allegedly suffered injuries on her body and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with a family's dog has died in Malaysia, prompting calls by activists and lawmakers for better laws to safeguard migrant workers