The Hong Kong government should grab the opportunity to make the city the home for the new Asian infrastructure investment bank proposed by President Xi Jinping during his trip to Southeast Asia last week, says a top banker and influential political adviser to Beijing.Friday, 11 October, 2013, 4:40pm 5 comments
United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of Singapore's three biggest banks by assets, is repositioning itself to be the go-to bank for capital-rich state-owned enterprises from mainland China seeking investment opportunities in the Asean region.7 Oct 2013 - 7:16am
A Malaysian appeals court on Friday ordered two police officers freed after overturning their murder convictions in the killing of a Mongolian woman who had an affair with the prime minister’s friend.
The verdict is likely to revive claims of a political conspiracy surrounding the high-profile case that the opposition has repeatedly sought to link to Prime Minister Najib Razak.23 Aug 2013 - 4:58pm
Indonesia has begun seeding clouds in an attempt to create rain to put out blazes that have choked Singapore and Malaysia with smog, officials said, while launching investigations into plantation firms suspected of starting the fires.24 Jun 2013 - 5:31am
Singapore urged Indonesia to take "urgent measures" as severe air pollution from forest fires on Sumatra choked the densely populated city state.
Singapore's skyscrapers, including the Marina Bay Sands casino towers, were yesterday shrouded in haze and the acrid smell of burnt wood wafted through the central business district.18 Jun 2013 - 2:00am
Malaysia was yesterday shrouded with haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. Haze is an annual problem during the monsoon season from May to September as winds blow the smoke across the Malacca Strait to Malaysia.17 Jun 2013 - 5:15am
Myanmese Buddhists in Malaysia have been living in fear for more than a year as they believe Muslim Rohingya are taking revenge on them for sectarian killings in their home country.9 Jun 2013 - 9:00am
Malaysian police said yesterday they had detained more than 900 Myanmese in a security sweep after at least two were killed last week in clashes believed to be linked to sectarian violence back home.7 Jun 2013 - 1:25am
Truck driver N. Dhamendran entered a Malaysian police station on May 11 to record a statement over a scuffle he was involved in. He never came out alive.
Ten days later, police produced the 32-year-old’s battered corpse, his ears grotesquely pierced with a stapler, and said he died of a heart attack.6 Jun 2013 - 12:43pm
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned criminal charges being brought against organisers of rallies protesting Malaysia’s May 5 election, which the opposition claims was marred by fraud.5 Jun 2013 - 3:14pm
Najib said a special, bipartisan parliamentary committee would be set up to oversee the commission, which is in charge of running elections, to "strengthen public confidence" in it.2 Jun 2013 - 7:36am
Despite earning a civil servant’s salary for three decades, Taib Mahmud, the powerful chief minister of Malaysia’s Sarawak state, is reputed by critics to be one of Asia’s richest men.23 May 2013 - 4:37pm 1 comment
Malaysia's governing coalition extended its unchallenged success in the national elections ever since our neighbouring country's independence from Britain in 1957.12 May 2013 - 4:00am
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called a protest tour over elections he says the ruling regime stole, as the White House urged authorities to “address concerns” about voter fraud.9 May 2013 - 1:26pm 1 comment
Anwar Ibrahim vowed on Tuesday his Malaysian opposition would soon present evidence of government cheating in bitterly fought weekend elections as he called for a “fierce” campaign for electoral reform.8 May 2013 - 1:53am 1 comment