Three Britons are being held over a robbery that took place in Tokyo. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japan

Japan detains British men over robbery in Tokyo

3 Dec 2022 - 7:48PM

The men punched a security guard and smashed displays at Harry Winston’s shop in the Omotesando Hills complex in Shibuya Ward on November 20, leaving Japan two days after the crime.

Three Britons are being held over a robbery that took place in Tokyo. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japan detains British men over robbery in Tokyo

The men punched a security guard and smashed displays at Harry Winston’s shop in the Omotesando Hills complex in Shibuya Ward on November 20, leaving Japan two days after the crime.

3 Dec 2022 - 7:48PM

Seoul arrests ex-top security official over border killing

Suh Hoon’s arrest came as President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government investigates its predecessor Moon Jae-in’s handling of the killing and another incident.

3 Dec 2022 - 7:17PM

Japan to expand Okinawa ground force amid China threat

Defence Ministry will increase infantry regiments in the 15th brigade that has become the vanguard to protect the Nansei Islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu towards Taiwan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:44PM
Suh Hoon, South Korea’s former national security director, has been arrested over a suspected cover-up surrounding North Korea’s killing of a South Korean fisheries official in 2020. Photo: Reuters

Seoul arrests ex-top security official over border killing

Suh Hoon’s arrest came as President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government investigates its predecessor Moon Jae-in’s handling of the killing and another incident.

3 Dec 2022 - 7:17PM
Japan

Japan to expand Okinawa ground force amid China threat

Defence Ministry will increase infantry regiments in the 15th brigade that has become the vanguard to protect the Nansei Islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu towards Taiwan.

Defence Ministry will increase infantry regiments in the 15th brigade that has become the vanguard to protect the Nansei Islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu towards Taiwan.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:44PM
South Korea

Thousands protest in South Korea to support truckers forced to return to work

The marchers accuse President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government of labour oppression after they were ordered to return to work when they walked out in a dispute over harsh working conditions and financial struggles.

The marchers accuse President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government of labour oppression after they were ordered to return to work when they walked out in a dispute over harsh working conditions and financial struggles.

3 Dec 2022 - 5:50PM

Meet the Filipino mother-daughter duo smashing stereotypes to resolve conflicts

As Asean prepares to launch a regional framework on promoting women’s role in peacebuilding, ‘superwoman’ Connie Dumato and her daughter Princess provide a template for female-led conflict resolution.

3 Dec 2022 - 11:32AM
Meet the Filipino mother-daughter duo smashing stereotypes to resolve conflicts

Taiwan’s rich eye a Singapore ‘insurance policy’ amid fears of China attack

Some ultra-rich are making backup plans to move cash, firms and loved ones to the city state, after Nato held its first dedicated debate on the threat Beijing poses to the self-ruled island.

3 Dec 2022 - 8:30AM
Taiwan’s rich eye a Singapore ‘insurance policy’ amid fears of China attack

Thousands protest in South Korea to support truckers forced to return to work

The marchers accuse President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government of labour oppression after they were ordered to return to work when they walked out in a dispute over harsh working conditions and financial struggles.

3 Dec 2022 - 5:50PM

Meet the Filipino mother-daughter duo smashing stereotypes to resolve conflicts

As Asean prepares to launch a regional framework on promoting women’s role in peacebuilding, ‘superwoman’ Connie Dumato and her daughter Princess provide a template for female-led conflict resolution.

3 Dec 2022 - 11:32AM

Taiwan’s rich eye a Singapore ‘insurance policy’ amid fears of China attack

Some ultra-rich are making backup plans to move cash, firms and loved ones to the city state, after Nato held its first dedicated debate on the threat Beijing poses to the self-ruled island.

3 Dec 2022 - 8:30AM
Malaysia’s new leader Anwar Ibrahim during a press conference on his first day at the prime minister’s office in Putrajaya on Friday. Photo: Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia via AP

Explainer | As Malaysia’s PM Anwar builds cabinet, a look at key challenges ahead

Anwar has his work cut out as he aims to keep the peace within his ‘Unity Government’ and steer Malaysia forward after years of political turmoil.

30 Nov 2022 - 2:22PM

How Malaysia’s ‘irrepressible optimist’ Anwar went from prison to PM’s office

Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in the Malaysian election caps one of the most remarkable political turnarounds in modern Southeast Asian history.

Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in the Malaysian election caps one of the most remarkable political turnarounds in modern Southeast Asian history.

25 Nov 2022 - 4:54PM

Malaysia’s PM Anwar ‘can’t be distracted’ amid economic woes, US-China rivalry

Experts say Malaysia’s new PM Anwar Ibrahim will devote energy to international matters and while he was previously seen as ‘pro-West’ he is now likely to take a more balanced approach.

Experts say Malaysia’s new PM Anwar Ibrahim will devote energy to international matters and while he was previously seen as ‘pro-West’ he is now likely to take a more balanced approach.

25 Nov 2022 - 11:46AM

Asian Angle | Islamists rise in Malaysia but next leader must govern for all

Results seen as rejection of scandal-tainted Umno, as conservative Malay voters turn to ‘natural alternative’ Perikatan Nasional.

Results seen as rejection of scandal-tainted Umno, as conservative Malay voters turn to ‘natural alternative’ Perikatan Nasional.

20 Nov 2022 - 4:50PM
Malaysia’s new leader Anwar Ibrahim during a press conference on his first day at the prime minister’s office in Putrajaya on Friday. Photo: Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia via AP

Explainer | As Malaysia’s PM Anwar builds cabinet, a look at key challenges ahead

Anwar has his work cut out as he aims to keep the peace within his ‘Unity Government’ and steer Malaysia forward after years of political turmoil.

30 Nov 2022 - 2:22PM

How Malaysia’s ‘irrepressible optimist’ Anwar went from prison to PM’s office

Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in the Malaysian election caps one of the most remarkable political turnarounds in modern Southeast Asian history.

Anwar Ibrahim’s victory in the Malaysian election caps one of the most remarkable political turnarounds in modern Southeast Asian history.

25 Nov 2022 - 4:54PM

Malaysia’s PM Anwar ‘can’t be distracted’ amid economic woes, US-China rivalry

Experts say Malaysia’s new PM Anwar Ibrahim will devote energy to international matters and while he was previously seen as ‘pro-West’ he is now likely to take a more balanced approach.

Experts say Malaysia’s new PM Anwar Ibrahim will devote energy to international matters and while he was previously seen as ‘pro-West’ he is now likely to take a more balanced approach.

25 Nov 2022 - 11:46AM

Asian Angle | Islamists rise in Malaysia but next leader must govern for all

Results seen as rejection of scandal-tainted Umno, as conservative Malay voters turn to ‘natural alternative’ Perikatan Nasional.

Results seen as rejection of scandal-tainted Umno, as conservative Malay voters turn to ‘natural alternative’ Perikatan Nasional.

20 Nov 2022 - 4:50PM
Asia | OPINION
Leaders of Asean pictured with US President Joe Biden in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2022. Photo: AFP

Asian Angle | How Asean can bridge the yawning gap between the US and China

Southeast Asian states need to resuscitate a foreign policy of ‘non-alignment’ as a middle path amid great power competition.

3 Dec 2022 - 9:30AM

Asian Angle | Here’s how Anwar can avoid a ‘toxic’ opposition and turn Malaysia around

To have a successful term in office, Anwar must deliver direction and hope with meaningful roles offered to allies and the opposition, says Wong Chin-Huat.

To have a successful term in office, Anwar must deliver direction and hope with meaningful roles offered to allies and the opposition, says Wong Chin-Huat.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:34PM
Here’s how Anwar can avoid a ‘toxic’ opposition and turn Malaysia around

As I see it | Next of Kim: will saga of bloodshed, purges continue in North Korea’s dynasty?

Media has speculated that Kim Jong-un’s daughter, Ju-ae is next in line to lead the country following her recent public appearances, but the North Korean leader’s nephew, Han-sol also has a claim to lead the Kim dynasty.

Media has speculated that Kim Jong-un’s daughter, Ju-ae is next in line to lead the country following her recent public appearances, but the North Korean leader’s nephew, Han-sol also has a claim to lead the Kim dynasty.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:00AM
Next of Kim: will saga of bloodshed, purges continue in North Korea’s dynasty?

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