KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73.
US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia this month as part of his push to increase US diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region. But despite the relative size and strategic importance of the other countries, it is his April 27 trip to Malaysia that arguably gives the president his biggest problems.
Malaysian tour guides like Xiao Zhong thought 2014 would be their most prosperous year yet. Chinese tourists had been coming in droves to companies like his as the Southeast Asian nation branded itself as an affordable and quieter alternative to neighboring vacation hotspots.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture organization is warning banana growers that a fungal disease is spreading through crops from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police are investigating an alleged match-fixing incident involving 11 players from a top-flight local team. The owner of Vissai Ninh Binh says the players had admitted to police they conspired to fix the result of an Asian Football Confederation Cup match against Malaysian club Kelantan
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Ferry captain arrested in South Korea ferry disaster
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7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border
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Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued
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Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged
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30 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy
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