Asia Pacific Topics

Feb 1, 2016

Taiwan legislature elects new speaker from victorious DPP

Taiwan’s legislature on Monday elected a new speaker from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party following its landslide victory in elections last month. Su Jia-chyuan on Monday became the first DPP speaker of the 113-seat body after the party trounced the ruling Nationalists in the ...

Jan 28, 2016

Malaysia's top lawyer rejected advice to charge Najib: source

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency had recommended that Prime Minister Najib Razak be charged with criminal misappropriation, a source said, amid growing outrage after the premier was cleared of any offenses in a multimillion-dollar scandal. The attorney general on Tuesday closed all investigations of Najib, after ...

Jan 27, 2016

Vietnam ruling party boss re-elected, cements hold on power

Vietnam’s Communist Party Wednesday re-elected its chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a second term, officials said, an expected outcome that sees the conservative ideologue cementing his hold on power. The party’s congress elected Trong to a 19-member Politburo, the all-powerful body that handles the ...