Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked......

Company busted in China made 41,000 fake iPhones worth $19.4 million

China’s burgeoning knockoff industry was exposed again at the weekend when Beijing police revealed on......

Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come......

South Korean PM says MERS threat over; no new cases in 3 weeks

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn says the country is now virtually free of the......

Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off......

The Sok Bun assault and violence against women in Cambodia

It took one real estate tycoon and a TV celebrity to bring the daily reality......

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Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in H1 global vehicle sales

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:48PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out at the top in the intensely competitive tallies....

Philippines business groups welcome new shipping law

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:15AM UTC

Mindanao businessmen today lauded the signing of the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, which will reduce logistics costs for producers and create a more efficient import and export system....

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua province

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:00AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday (2141 GMT) and was centered 247 kilometers (153 miles) west of Jayapura, the provincial capital of Papua....

WATCH: Badass Thai cop takes down motorcyclist at checkpoint

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 1:53PM UTC

This video has been doing the rounds on Thai social media again this weekend. Captured on what appears to be a police camera last year, it shows a Thai police stopping a motorcyclist who tried to drive away from a police checkpoint in the northern city of Chiang Mai....

Philippines: Local politician rebuked over botched ‘rescue’ of displaced tribe

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 10:18AM UTC

When someone rages at you without even glancing at your face, you know there is not only anger and hatred.  There is the feeling of being betrayed. Once given a beaded necklace by Ata Manobo tribal chieftain Bai Bibiyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco is now despised by the tribe after she launched a botched...

Small plane crashes in Tokyo residential area; 3 dead

By Sun, Jul 26, 2015 10:15AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, leaving three people dead, five injured and burning down nearby houses....

Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:52PM UTC

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene....

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Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:34AM UTC

The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report....

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Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:26PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics revealed the emblem on Friday, five years to the day before the opening ceremony....

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Nepal trekking agencies doubt Annapurna safety report

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 2:07PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal association of trekking agencies is criticizing an assessment report that found trails around Mount Annapurna safe for hikers following April's devastating earthquake....

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Are China’s anti-pollution policies already bearing fruit?

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 7:37AM UTC

I’ve written plenty — especially in recent weeks — on China’s air pollution problem and efforts to improve air quality in the country’s choked provinces and megacities. Just check here, here and here....

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Malaysia’s underground student prostitution industry

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 1:48PM UTC

Malaysia is one of the most conservative countries in Southeast Asia. This is very overt when you wander around the cities and see most Malaysian wearing tudungs, or head scarves. However, student prostitution, even by the Government's own admission, is rampant....

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