Southeast Asian

Pricier food a bigger worry as 1MDB fades for Malaysia voters

MALAYSIA’S election on Saturday is likely to be close, with nearly a thousand candidates from dozens of parties vying for…

2 weeks ago

EU Signs Accord With Southeast Asian Bloc to Expand Flights

THE European Union finalised a deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to expand flights between the two trading…

2 months ago

US said to plan reinstating Malaysia aviation safety ranking

SINGAPORE • The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will restore Malaysia’s air-safety ranking to Category 1 three years after a downgrade…

2 months ago

Philippines Marcos Seeks China Compromise on South China Sea Oil

THE Philippines is interested in renewing talks with China on joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea…

2 months ago

Singapore’s rising costs of running a business outpace Hong Kong

SINGAPORE looks like an attractive location for firms wanting to exit Hong Kong, but they may find a move to…

2 months ago

Indonesia’s $600 Billion Plan to Shut Coal Plants Struggles for Support

INDONESIA plans to retire a swath of its coal-fired power plants over the next three decades although its plan to…

3 months ago

China Telecom Philippine Partner Sees Profit For Venture By 2026

CHINA Telecommunications Corp.’s Philippine venture expects to post its first profit in as early as four years, the majority shareholder…

3 months ago

Asean ministers warn Taiwan tensions could spark ‘open conflicts’

SOUTH-EAST Asian foreign ministers urged restraint on Thursday as China readied massive military drills off Taiwan, warning the situation risked…

4 months ago

Singapore sees Covid crisis settling down as cases start to fall

SINGAPORE’S latest Covid-19 wave driven by omicron variant look to be cresting from a mid-July high, as its health minister…

4 months ago

7-Eleven Malaysia said to weigh selling drugstore chain Caring

CONVENIENCE store operator 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd is weighing exiting its pharmacy chain, according to people with knowledge of the…

5 months ago

Soon, you can scan QR codes to pay for your South-East Asian trip

SOUTH-EAST Asian central banks are targeting to link their payment systems within the year that will let people buy goods…

5 months ago

Five Asean countries agree to tackle transboundary haze

by ANIS  HAZIM / pic MUHD AMIN NAHARUL FIVE Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) countries of Asean, namely Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia,…

5 months ago

Thailand ends restrictions on bars, scraps mask mandate

THAILAND scrapped a mask mandate and allowed bars and pubs to remain open for longer hours as the Southeast Asian…

5 months ago