US waives human trafficking sanctions on Malaysia and Thailand

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:27AM UTC Thai and Burmese workers sort fish at Mahachai port in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided not to impose sanctions against Malaysia and Thailand for failing to meet minimum standards in combating human trafficking.

Malaysia’s sultans regain power

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:07PM UTC Pic: AP.

The long-running political crisis in Malaysia’s Selangor state has shone a spotlight on what was thought to be an unlikely political phenomenon, the resurgence in power of the country’s nine sultans.

Malaysia Airlines flight turns back due to autopilot defect

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 3:40PM UTC Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to an autopilot defect shortly after takeoff.

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags.

‘To Singapore, With Love’ documentary screenings banned by MDA

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 7:33PM UTC Image from the 'To Singapore, With Love' Facebook page.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has outlawed screenings of ‘To Singapore, With Love’, a documentary by local filmmaker Tan Pin Pin, over security concerns.

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