Government Business And Finance

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

May 3, 2018

Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week's national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news

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

Malaysia approves law banning fake news ahead of elections

Apr 3, 2018

Malaysia's parliament has passed a ban on fake news that critics fear will be abused to silence dissent before a general election expected to be called within days

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Mar 27, 2018

Malaysia's government has proposed legislation to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail term, a move slammed by critics as an attempt at silencing dissent ahead of an election

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