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Section: Asian Correspondent

    Indonesia favours “pragmatic” Trump in doing business – minister
    Jan19

    Indonesia favours “pragmatic” Trump in doing business – minister

    INDONESIA, the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population, can do business with a “pragmatic” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a senior minister close to President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan said outgoing President Barack Obama’s “ideological” foreign policy had...

    Move over Washington, Moscow is coming to the Philippines
    Jan10

    Move over Washington, Moscow is coming to the Philippines

    THE election of President Rodrigo Duterte has brought a geopolitical shift to the Philippines. No longer is the United States influencing the region as it once did, leaving space for Russia and China to fill the void. The Philippines has endured a long relationship with the U.S., but Duterte changed the outlook of his country with a series of...

    Nothing irrational about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions
    Jan04

    Nothing irrational about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

    DURING a New Year’s Day televised address, North Korean president Kim Jong-Un said the country had “reached the final stages” on preparations for an intercontinental ballistic missile, after first discussing the past year’s military achievements. In typical fashion, the United States responded with heavy criticism by labelling...

    Trump calls out China on Twitter after breaking protocol with Taiwan call
    Dec05

    Trump calls out China on Twitter after breaking protocol with Taiwan call

    AFTER irking China and sparking a media frenzy with his historic call with Taiwan last Friday, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump had yet another go at the rising Asian powerhouse two days later, this time critiquing the country’s economic and military policy on Twitter. In two back-to-back postings, Trump, who is just weeks away from...

    Thai cops nab Russian drug fugitive after Interpol alert
    Nov21

    Thai cops nab Russian drug fugitive after Interpol alert

    THAI police have arrested a Russian national who had been hiding for over three years in the kingdom’s Bang Lamung district after receiving an Interpol notice that he was wanted on a drug charge in his homeland. Bangkok Post quoted deputy chief of Chon Buri immigration police Pol Lt Col Tawatchai Nongbua as saying that a manhunt for the...

    After Russia, Duterte moots Philippines’ withdrawal from ‘useless’ international court
    Nov17

    After Russia, Duterte moots Philippines’ withdrawal from ‘useless’ international court

    PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested walking in Russia’s footsteps by staging a pullout from the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the tribunal has not done enough to help smaller nations like his that are wracked by injustices. The Filipino leader known for making controversial remarks against international groupings...

    Pro-Russian rebels took down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, prosecutors say
    Sep29

    Pro-Russian rebels took down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, prosecutors say

    STRONG evidence shows that the ill-fated Malaysian airliner shot down by a Buk missile in Ukraine in 2014 was attacked by pro-Russian rebel forces, said Dutch-led criminal investigators. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels...

    Thailand to double visa-on-arrival fee
    Aug20

    Thailand to double visa-on-arrival fee

    THAILAND’S Immigration authorities will begin imposing new charges for Visas on arrivial beginning next month, raising the current fee from 1,000 baht to 2,000 baht, local media reported. The new fee, which is expected to take effect starting Sept 27, would be imposed on foreign tourists from 18 countries and one economic zone. According to...

    Malaysian photographer lied about Fukushima aftermath shots, say critics
    Jul20

    Malaysian photographer lied about Fukushima aftermath shots, say critics

    AFTER becoming an instant online sensation for a series of photographs showing the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster recently, several quarters have begun questioning the veracity of Keow Wee Loong’s claims that he entered the exclusion zones in Japan. Polish photographer and filmmaker, Arkadiusz Podniesiński, was one of the...

    Families of flight MH17 crew members sue Malaysia Airlines
    Jun03

    Families of flight MH17 crew members sue Malaysia Airlines

    THE families of crew members on board the ill-fated Flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine nearly two years ago have filed lawsuits against Malaysia Airlines for alleged negligence and breach of contract. Eleven next-of-kin of the cabin crew launched the legal action at the High Court Registry yesterday to seek compensation, the New Straits...

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