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Malaysia says $675 million in Najib accounts are donations

Aug 3, 2015

Malaysia says $675 million in Najib accounts are donations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said its investigations found that 2.6 billion ringgit ($675 million) in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal accounts are donations and not from a debt-ridden state investment company. The agency has completed its probe of the premier’s accounts and sent the ...

Aug 3, 2015

India orders clampdown on Internet porn, sparks censorship debate

India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said Monday, sparking a debate about censorship and freedom in the world’s largest democracy. In India’s first big crackdown on Internet porn, service providers have been directed ...

Aug 3, 2015

China set to tighten export controls on some drones, computers

China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not “compromise national security,” state media reported Sunday. Starting Aug. 15, manufacturers of certain powerful drones and computers will have to give ...

Aug 3, 2015

Rescuers struggle to reach flood-hit areas in Myanmar

A death toll of at least 27 from flooding across Myanmar was expected to rise as rescue workers struggled on Monday to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said. More than 160,000 people have been affected by severe flooding ...

Aug 3, 2015

Abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple under investigation

Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China’s famed Shaolin Temple. The religious affairs bureau under the Denfeng city government says it was asked by the national body to look into the claims against Master Shi Yongxin. ...

Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'

Aug 3, 2015

Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to 'one China'

Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions that students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a “one China” view of history underscore the island’s growing sense of independence from its vast neighbor and geopolitical foe. Hundreds of youths stormed the Ministry of Education compound ...

Taiwanese, confronting past history, target Chiang statues

Aug 2, 2015

Taiwanese, confronting past history, target Chiang statues

One has been beheaded, others defaced. Some are dressed in costumes by pranksters. Statues of Taiwan’s former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past. Though still seen as a hero by some in Taiwan for waging war ...