Government Business And Finance

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

May 21, 2018

International celebrities urge Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

Spokesman: Duterte orders lifting of labor ban to Kuwait

May 16, 2018

An official says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait after talks eased a dispute over the plight of Filipina housemaids in the oil-rich Arab nation

New Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackout

May 16, 2018

Singapore has introduced a law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene

Malaysia's new leader indicates anti-fake news law to stay

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has indicated that his government will keep a controversial law banning fake news that's been slammed by critics as a tool to curb dissent

China, Indonesia discuss ways to boost trade relations

May 7, 2018

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is hosting China's premier and the two have overseen the signing of several memorandums aimed at boosting trade between the nations

Waste landslide at Myanmar jade mining site kills 14

May 4, 2018

A landslide of a mound of mining waste has killed at least 14 people in northern Myanmar's jade mining region

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

May 3, 2018

Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week's national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news

Russian sex guru, follower blame US for continued detention

Apr 18, 2018

A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. election, have been acquitted of violating labor laws in Thailand but face other serious charges

Indonesia credit rating upgraded by Moody's

Apr 13, 2018

Moody's has upgraded Indonesia's credit rating due to increased confidence the government will maintain its recent track record of responsibly managing the national budget and interest rate policy