Government Business And Finance

Vietnamese recruited 2 months before Kim Jong Nam's murder

Mar 14, 2018

The lawyer for a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says she was recruited by a North Korean suspect at a Hanoi bar two months before the killing

Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

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

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

Malaysia, Singapore to set up trade link for stockmarkets

Feb 6, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore regulators say they will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments

AirAsia to crew Aceh flights with men only after hijab rule

Feb 2, 2018

Budget airline AirAsia says its flights to Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will be operated by male cabin crew after Acehnese authorities insisted all female flight attendants wear head coverings

Malaysia raises interest rate for first time in 4 years

Jan 25, 2018

Malaysia's central bank has raised its key interest rate for the first time in four years ahead of general elections due by August

Doctor: Kim Jong Nam's underwear soiled, pupils contracted

Nov 27, 2017

A Malaysian doctor has testified at the trial of two women accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader that the victim's pupils contracted and his underwear was soiled with feces, both signs of poisoning

Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talks

Oct 18, 2017

Qatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis

2 women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion's assassination

Oct 2, 2017

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began 8 months after the brazen assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff