Politics

Sara Duterte: First Daughter, city mayor, and president in waiting?

Davao’s city mayor is as controversial as her father, whom she may succeed in 2022. But long before she has put her hat in the ring, her candidacy is already being scrutinised.

21 Apr 2019 - 9:15AM
Why Prabowo insists he has won Indonesia’s presidential election

Former military man Prabowo has rejected credible pollsters who’ve called the election for Joko Widodo. Is this a case of a general not knowing defeat?

20 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM
China Briefing | In China, breaking the law is about to get a whole lot costlier

In the past, inadequate punishments often meant committing crimes made more financial sense than compliance. But now the Chinese leadership looks to be getting serious about punitive damages.

20 Apr 2019 - 9:45AM
Mahathir’s government agrees to revive China-backed Bandar Malaysia project

The deal comes just a week after the two countries agreed to resume work on the East Coast Rail Link.

19 Apr 2019 - 10:54PM
What’s China got to do with elections in India’s southernmost town?

Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu state is the proposed site of a new US$4.8 billion port, being touted as part of New Delhi’s answer to Beijing’s Sri Lankan investments.

19 Apr 2019 - 9:46PM
Indonesian election: What to expect from Jokowi in the next five years

Joko Widodo has indicated he will focus on human development. He is also likely to continue launching more infrastructure projects, including joint ventures with China.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:03PM
Mahathir to meet Xi in Beijing as ties recover over ECRL project

The Malaysian premier will attend the Belt and Road Summit and speak to President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang separately at the sidelines of the event.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:55PM
Indonesia vote: Islam, where it all went wrong for Prabowo

Yohanes Sulaiman charts the course to Wednesday’s turbulent election day, and what the likely takeaways will be.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:54PM
Second Future Forward leader questioned by Thai authorities

The grilling of a second Future Forward party leader has raised fears that the junta is using prosecutors to neuter the Democratic Front coalition after the country’s March 24 election.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:11AM
Prabowo disputes early results to claim victory over Jokowi

Several quick count results suggest the incumbent president has a lead of 8 to 9 percentage points but Prabowo says he’s won 62 per cent of the vote.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM