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Campaigning starts in Malaysia's May 9 election race

Apr 28, 2018

Campaigning has formally started for Malaysia's May 9 general elections that will determine if scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition can extend nearly 61 years of unbroken rule

Eyes on Koreas as Southeast Asian leaders hold summit

Apr 27, 2018

Southeast Asian leaders are expected to discuss economic cooperation and Myanmar's refugee crisis at a summit in Singapore this weekend

Indonesian oil well fire kills 18 people, injures dozens

Apr 25, 2018

A newly drilled unregulated oil well in western Indonesia has exploded into flames, burning 18 people to death and injuring dozens of others

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

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

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

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

Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

Apr 11, 2018

Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have surpassed 100 this month, police said as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor

Facebook faces Indonesia investigation over privacy breach

Apr 6, 2018

Indonesia says Facebook is being investigated over the privacy breach of its Indonesian users.

Oil spill that caused Indonesia fire was due to broken pipe

Apr 5, 2018

Police say an oil spill that sickened hundreds in an Indonesian port city was due to a broken pipe that the state-owned energy company was using to transfer crude oil