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Hong Kong ideal to host infrastructure bank, says JP Morgan chief

President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

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

UOB eyes deals with Chinese firms after Xi's Asean trip

Christine Ip wants to double UOB's foreign direct investment business between Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, with mainland firms as her primary target. Photo: Felix Wong

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

Malaysian court frees 2 in Mongolian murder scandal

Former policemen Azilah Hadri (centre covered with blue cloth) and Sirul Azhar Umar (back centre covered with black cloth) are escorted by police as they leave a court in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: AP

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 starts cloud-seeding to fight smog

Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur (top), covered in smog yesterday; how the same area looked early last week (bottom). Photos: Reuters

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

Smoky haze from Indonesian forest fires chokes Singapore, Malaysia

The smoky view from Singapore's Marina Bay Sands. Photo: Reuters

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

Blanket of haze descends as Indonesia forests burn

Tourists shoot photos near the prime minister's office against a backdrop of hazy pollution in the Malaysian capital. Photo: AP

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 fear violence in Malaysia

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

900 Myanmese held as two killed in sectarian clashes in Malaysia

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

Growing fear of brutality in Malaysia police cells

N. Dhamendran’s family lawyer, his wife and father show images of the deceased along with his death certificate. Photo: AFP

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

Rights group urges Malaysia to allow post-election protests

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP

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

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak vows to reform Election Commission

Najib Razak

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

Outrage grows over scandal-tainted Malaysian leader

Sarawak's 74-year-old chief minister Taib Mahmud. Photo: AFP

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

How they see it

Supporters of Anwar Ibrahim fill a stadium. Photo: EPA

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

Malaysia’s Anwar calls for nationwide protest tour

A  supporter shouts slogans as Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a rally at a stadium in Kelana Jaya, Selangor on Wednesday. Malaysia’s Anwar calls for nationwide protest tour. Photo: AFP

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

Malaysia's Anwar vows to present evidence of election fraud

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim answers a question during a press conference at his party head office in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

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