Government Business And Finance

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Mar 27, 2018

Malaysia's government has proposed legislation to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail term, a move slammed by critics as an attempt at silencing dissent ahead of an election

Thai court finds British labor activist defamed fruit firm

Mar 26, 2018

A court in the Thai capital has ordered a British labor rights activist to pay 10 million baht ($321,000) in damages to a company that filed a civil defamation suit over alleged human rights violations he helped expose at its factory

Global stocks slide amid trade tensions, Fed rate hike

Mar 22, 2018

Global stock markets drop as investors brace for trade conflict between economic heavyweights U.S. and China.

Philippines, Kuwait agree on migrant labor protection pact

Mar 16, 2018

The Philippines and Kuwait agreed on a draft migrant labor protection pact after talks set off by the discovery of a maid's body last month in a freezer

Vietnamese recruited 2 months before Kim Jong Nam's murder

Mar 14, 2018

The lawyer for a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says she was recruited by a North Korean suspect at a Hanoi bar two months before the killing

World shares mixed amid concerns about trade barriers

Mar 13, 2018

Global stock markets are mixed, with Wall Street set for a cautious open, as investors gauge how far countries could go in setting up barriers to trade

Thailand to draft plans to regulate and tax cryptocurrencies

Mar 13, 2018

Thailand plans law to regulate cryptocurrency trading, seeking to tax the largely unregulated market

Asia shares mixed on trade outlook, tighter China oversight

Mar 13, 2018

Asian shares mixed on uncertainty over trade, China regulatory revamp

Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

Police: Kim Jong Nam told friend he feared for his life

Feb 27, 2018

A police official has testified that the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader told a friend in Malaysia that his life was in danger six months before he was killed at an airport