Death Penalty Possible in Myanmar Cannabis Farm Case

YANGON A court in Myanmar on Tuesday formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from five years’ imprisonment to death.The court in the central Mandalay region charged John… Read More

Southeast Asia Struggles with Trash Rejected by China

Southeast Asian nations are facing increased dumping of waste from industrialized nations, with Malaysia and the Philippines threatening to send back trash to countries of origin.Manila has recalled its ambassador and other senior diplomats from Canada after Filipino officials said… Read More

Dr Mahathir breaks fast with Cabinet members

PUTRAJAYA, May 20 (Bernama) � Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hosted a breaking-of-fast ceremony for ministers, menteris besar and chief ministers at his official residence Seri Perdana here tonight. The prime minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali,… Read More

Dr Mahathir breaks fast with Cabinet members

PUTRAJAYA, May 20 (Bernama) � Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hosted a breaking-of-fast ceremony for ministers, menteris besar and chief ministers at his official residence Seri Perdana here tonight. The prime minister’s wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali,… Read More

Taiwanese firms mull moving to Malaysia, ASEAN countries amid US-China tensions

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (NNN-BERNAMA) � Amid the ongoing US-China trade tensions, many Taiwanese companies are opting to leave China by either returning to Taiwan or scouting for suitable sites in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia.According to the Taiwan External Trade… Read More

Laos ‘Disciplines’ Hundreds of Corrupt Officials in Recent Months, Jails Few

The Lao government has disciplined more than 200 officials involved in taking bribes or embezzlement in recent months as part of a bid to crackdown on rampant corruption in the Southeast Asian nation, but few have been held criminally accountable… Read More

Laos ‘Disciplines’ Hundreds of Corrupt Officials in Recent Months, Jails Few

The Lao government has disciplined more than 200 officials involved in taking bribes or embezzlement in recent months as part of a bid to crackdown on rampant corruption in the Southeast Asian nation, but few have been held criminally accountable… Read More