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Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

Jun 30, 2016

Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

A vocal critic of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption on Thursday in a further blow to the divided opposition, which alleged that the case was politically motivated. Lim Guan Eng, who has repeatedly demanded that Najib explain a massive financial ...

Duterte takes office as Philippine president

Jun 30, 2016

Duterte takes office as Philippine president

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse. The 71-year-old former prosecutor ...

Jun 29, 2016

South Korean presidential hopeful resigns amid scandal

A high-profile South Korean politician and presidential hopeful resigned Tuesday as the head of his new opposition party that has been rocked by a bribery scandal. Ahn Cheol-soo, a former IT software tycoon, stepped down as co-leader of the People’s Party, amid allegations that ...