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Ex-strongman seeks legacy as savior of Malaysia's democracy

May 11, 2018

Former strongman Mahathir Mohamad was an unlikely choice to steer Malaysia on a more democratic path, but his stunning political victory allows his to fashion a more positive legacy

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Opposition election win in Malaysia ups economic uncertainty

May 10, 2018

Opposition election victory in Malaysia raises economic uncertainty, despite Mahathir's strong track record

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China, Indonesia discuss ways to boost trade relations

May 7, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is hosting China's premier and the two have overseen the signing of several memorandums aimed at boosting trade between the nations

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Mahathir wants to rule Malaysia again, shakes up election

May 3, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad wasn't invited to a forum on whether the former Malaysian leader is too old to lead again; he turned up anyway, a trademark move for the strongman who's seeking to be prime minister

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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

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Singapore PM: ASEAN growing closer to China and India

Apr 28, 2018

Singapore's prime minister says Southeast Asian countries are working closely with new powers China and India to counter the pressure of protectionism and ensure continued growth

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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

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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

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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

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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

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