Category Archives: Politics

ASEAN Calls for Unity Amidst US-Sino Rivalry

SINGAPORE Singapore urged regional leaders gathering Wednesday for a regional summit to unify and warned against threats to multilateral cooperation and international norms.The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underp...

More Southeast Asian Dam Disasters Likely Unless Funders Ensure Higher Standards

The Lao dam disaster in July that resulted in heavy flooding in two provinces that left at least 40 people dead and displaced 7,000 others has drawn both regional and international attention to the potential dangers of Southeast Asia's current

Dialogue Eases Sino-US Relations, for Now

TAIPEI A frank dialogue between Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs has taken the two countries into a temporary calm period after a series of rival military moves in the contested South China Sea.U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis agreed with

53 Lao Women and Girls Rounded Up in Karaoke Bar Raid in Southern Thailand

Police and military personnel rounded up and detained 53 Laotians50 women and three girls who were allegedly employed as sex workersduring raids on karaoke bars in southern Thailand's Narathiwat province, authorities said Friday.The Thursday night raid...

Golden Triangle’s Drug Production Expands, Diversifies Amid Opioid Concerns

JAKARTA Organized crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle amid fears the region could emerge as a hub for synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to New York City

Secretary Pompeo will travel to New York City with Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun to meet with DPRK Vice Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol on November 8. The Secretary and Vice Chairman Kim will discuss

MALAYSIA: RM2.6 BIL DONATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SAUDI GOVT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Oct 27 (NNN-Bernama) -- The Saudi Arabian government has nothing to do with the RM2.6 billion donation allegedly received by former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said this was men...

MALAYSIA: RM2.6 BIL DONATION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SAUDI GOVT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Oct 27 (NNN-Bernama) -- The Saudi Arabian government has nothing to do with the RM2.6 billion donation allegedly received by former Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said this was men...

MALAYSIA: 1MDB: ROSMAH, SONS GIVE STATEMENT TO POLICE

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Oct 26 (NNN-Bernama) Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, arrived at Menara KPJ, Jalan Tun Razak here this morning to give a statement in connection with the police's investigations into 1Malay...

ASEAN POLICIES SHOULD INCLUDE GENDER PERSPECTIVE – MALAYSIAN DEPUTY PM

From Kamarul Irwan Alias HANOI, Vietnam Oct 26 (NNN-Bernama) Malaysia has called for the need of gender perspective in the formulation and implementation of all policies, plans and programmes in the three ASEAN Community Pillars. Malaysian Deputy Prime...