Politics

Malaysian fund denies it funneled $700 million to prime minister

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015 3:33PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s state investment fund 1MDB says it has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, denying reports that entities linked to the fund had funneled $700 million ($2.6 billion) into Najib’s personal accounts.

Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 12:46PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.

Constitutional reform in Burma: What next?

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:59AM UTC

On June 25 the Burmese parliament rejected five proposed constitutional amendments, including the removal of a clause that effectively gives the army a veto over constitutional change.

Sri Lankan leader dissolves Parliament, calls August polls

By Sat, Jun 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved the Parliament loyal to his predecessor and called fresh elections.

Burmese disappointed but unshaken after constitution change vote fails

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 3:53PM UTC

“I am not happy about it, I want the Constitution to be changed and Aung San Suu Kyi to become president. But I do not think they will change it before the elections.”