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Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Sep 6, 2016

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Bitter foes Mahathir Mohamad and his estranged protege Anwar Ibrahim met for the first time in 18 years Monday, underscoring shifting political alliances caused by a corruption scandal plaguing Malaysia’s current leader. Mahathir inflamed social media with a show of support at a court ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

Sep 5, 2016

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates won enough seats in a pivotal legislative election to retain veto power over the southern Chinese government’s proposals, setting the stage for a new round of political confrontations with Beijing, official results showed Monday. The big winners included a group ...

Sep 1, 2016

Thai government to resume peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand’s military government said on Thursday peace talks with Muslim separatists operating in the far south of the country would resume in Malaysia, but no agreement would be signed unless the insurgents observed a cease-fire. The separatists from the far-south Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, ...