Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Jul 22, 2016

Japan cranks up pitch for shinkansen in Singapore

Japan intensified its shinkansen sales pitch in Singapore on Friday, hoping to acquire an edge in its bid for the Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail project. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii discussed the bullet train system at a meeting with Singapore Senior ...

Jul 10, 2016

Gunmen kidnap three Indonesians off Sabah

Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said Sunday, the latest in a string of abductions in a region noted for kidnappings by Islamist militants. It was not immediately clear whether the men were seized by Abu Sayyaf, ...

Jul 4, 2016

IS linked to recent Malaysia grenade attack, police say

Malaysian police said Monday a recent hand grenade attack on a restaurant was linked to the Islamic State group, after initially saying the incident was not terror related. “There were elements of IS involvement in the attack,” national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told ...

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 ...

Jun 16, 2016

China blamed for ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

Chinese pressure was blamed Thursday for a stunning diplomatic U-turn by Southeast Asian Nations that saw them retract a statement sounding alarm over Beijing’s island building in the South China Sea. The chaotic events at the end of a meeting of foreign ministers from ...

Jun 10, 2016

Duskin to buy Malaysian doughnut chain Big Apple

Duskin Co., operator of the U.S.-founded Mister Donut chain, said Thursday it will acquire Malaysian doughnut chain Big Apple Worldwide Holdings Sdn. Bhd. in December to expand its business in Southeast Asia. Duskin said it will buy a 90 percent stake in BAWH, which ...