Crime

Malaysia names new central bank governor

Jun 22, 2018

Malaysia has named an experienced former central bank official, Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, as the new central bank governor

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Jun 22, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

Jun 22, 2018

Vietnamese police have arrested 4 more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years

Malaysia to go ahead with skyscraper despite stolen funds

Jun 21, 2018

Malaysia's government says it will not cancel a skyscraper project billed as the tallest in the region even though $747 million from the project has been misappropriated by the 1MDB state fund set up by former premier Najib Razak

Slain Mongolian model's father seeks Malaysia to reopen case

Jun 19, 2018

The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal in the highest levels of Malaysia's recently ousted ruling party says he will ask new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reopen the investigation into his daughter's death

Thai police arrest Australian accused of selling sex cruises

Jun 19, 2018

Thai police said Tuesday they have arrested an Australian man on vice charges in a sting operation for allegedly promoting sex cruises with prostitutes on a Facebook page

Man who killed teen is Thailand's 1st execution since 2009

Jun 19, 2018

Thailand has carried out its first execution in nine years, putting to death a man who killed a teenager for his mobile phone, in a move that has drawn condemnation

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Jun 18, 2018

Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors

Chinese insurance regulator admits guilt in graft case

Jun 15, 2018

China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors

A look at N. Korea's human rights abuses Trump played down

Jun 13, 2018

It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. After his summit with Kim Jong Un, he seemed to play down the severity of rights violations