Government And Politics

Malaysia's Mahathir says he will remain leader for 1-2 years

May 15, 2018

Malaysia's 92-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he will run the country for one to two years before stepping down, and that defeated leader Najib Razak could be charged soon in a massive corruption scandal

Former Taiwan president sentenced for leaking information

May 15, 2018

Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has been sentenced to four months in prison on the charge of leaking classified information, in a case that

Asian stocks fall in muted trading amid trade uncertainty

May 15, 2018

Asian shares are mostly lower in muted trading amid continuing uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S.

China sends trade envoy to US, welcomes Trump ZTE comments

May 14, 2018

China is sending a special envoy to the U.S. for talks on trade issues amid a simmering dispute

Malaysia's attorney general to go on leave pending probe

May 14, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the attorney general has been told to go on leave pending an investigation of his role in allegedly covering up a massive corruption scandal involving ousted leader Najib Razak

Japanese officials remain vague about Winter Olympic bid

May 14, 2018

Japanese officials are being vague about the city of Sapporo's bid to land the Winter Olympic Games

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM

May 14, 2018

Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia fell Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in last week's historic vote.

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

Iran diplomat visits China for talks on nuclear deal crisis

May 13, 2018

Iran's foreign minister is visiting China for talks following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap U.S. participation in the agreement over Iran's nuclear program

Ethnic Chinese named Malaysia's new finance minister

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed an ethnic Chinese as finance minister, the first ethnic minority to hold the powerful post in 44 years