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Malaysia Wants to Break Up Big Firms Without Hurting Stocks

Malaysia Wants to Break Up Big Firms Without Hurting Stocks

Malaysia is considering the merits of having the state control its biggest companies, after moves to break up their dominance in sectors from the Internet to electricity led to declines in Asia’s
‘Significant’ Progress Made on Asia Trade Deal: Asean Update

‘Significant’ Progress Made on Asia Trade Deal: Asean Update

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration remained “fully committed” to the Indo-Pacific, amid questions over U.S. strategy in the region fueled by the president’s absence from a
Jho Low Gives Up $1 Billion in Assets to Settle 1MDB Suits

Jho Low Gives Up $1 Billion in Assets to Settle 1MDB Suits

The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal with fugitive financier Jho Low in which it will recoup almost $1 billion of money looted from the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, in what would be the
Modi Pushes India Even Further to the Right as Economy Sputters

Modi Pushes India Even Further to the Right as Economy Sputters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent much of his first term laying the groundwork to transform India into a nation that is both attractive to global investors and unabashedly Hindu. Now he’s doubling
Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.”
Asia’s Monster Trade Pact Could Be Done This Year, Minus a Few

Asia’s Monster Trade Pact Could Be Done This Year, Minus a Few

A Chinese worker looks on as a cargo ship is loaded at a port in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province on July 13, 2017. China's exports rose a forecast-beating 11.3 percent on-year in June, data
Populism Gets a Setback and Erdogan a Rival

Populism Gets a Setback and Erdogan a Rival

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Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia

Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.
Asean Leaders Hold Off From Demanding Citizenship for Rohingyas

Asean Leaders Hold Off From Demanding Citizenship for Rohingyas

Southeast Asian leaders held back from collectively demanding that Myanmar provide citizenship for Rohingyas even as some member nations sought more rights for the persecuted minority group.
Malaysia Calls for Justice Over Rohingya Crisis

Malaysia Calls for Justice Over Rohingya Crisis

Malaysia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as Southeast Asian leaders gather for a biannual
Sex and Power: Dirty Politics Returns to Mahathir’s Malaysia

Sex and Power: Dirty Politics Returns to Mahathir’s Malaysia

The lack of a transition plan casts doubt on the prime minister’s intentions.
Mahathir Calls Goldman's Offer to Settle 1MDB `Little' Compared to the `Killing' It Made

Mahathir Calls Goldman's Offer to Settle 1MDB `Little' Compared to the `Killing' It Made

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. offered Malaysia 1 billion ringgit ($241 million) as compensation for the role it played in raising funds for 1MDB that were later allegedly misappropriated, Prime Minister
Malaysia Leader Says ‘No Proof’ Russia to Blame for MH17 Downing

Malaysia Leader Says ‘No Proof’ Russia to Blame for MH17 Downing

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said there’s “no proof” Russia is to blame for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.
Malaysia Central Bank Chief Guards Against Another 1MDB

Malaysia Central Bank Chief Guards Against Another 1MDB

Malaysia’s central bank is strengthening safeguards to avoid a repeat of the 1MDB scandal, Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said in a wide-ranging interview.
Malaysia Minister Provides Statement on Sex Videos to Police

Malaysia Minister Provides Statement on Sex Videos to Police

Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali, a leading member of the ruling party, provided a statement to police as part of their investigation into a series of sex videos allegedly implicating
Trump’s Huawei Problem: Asia Doesn’t Want U.S. to Kneecap China

Trump’s Huawei Problem: Asia Doesn’t Want U.S. to Kneecap China

Smoking cigarettes at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel, the site of Asia’s most prominent annual defense forum, members of China’s military found themselves surprisingly upbeat this weekend.
China Moves to Define ‘Belt and Road’ Projects for First Time

China Moves to Define ‘Belt and Road’ Projects for First Time

China is drafting rules for overseas investments to be considered part of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, according to people familiar with the matter, marking the first attempt to
Najib's First 1MDB Trial Starts in Key Test for Malaysia

Najib's First 1MDB Trial Starts in Key Test for Malaysia

The first of many trials for Malaysia’s former premier Najib Razak will serve as a key test of the nation’s readiness to get to the bottom of the 1MDB scandal.
Chinese Investors Can Help Cut Trade Deficit, Malaysia’s PM Says

Chinese Investors Can Help Cut Trade Deficit, Malaysia’s PM Says

Chinese investors can help reduce the country’s trade deficit with Malaysia, the Southeast Asian nation’s prime minister said in Beijing on Sunday at an event alongside Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma.
U.S. Denies Role in Transfer of Jho Low's Yacht to Malaysia

U.S. Denies Role in Transfer of Jho Low's Yacht to Malaysia

The U.S. Justice Department reiterated it wasn’t involved in turning over Low Taek Jho’s $250 million super yacht to Malaysia from Indonesia as the fugitive financier vowed not to submit to any