Crime

Malaysia's former deputy premier quizzed in 1MDB graft probe

Jul 2, 2018

Malaysia's former deputy prime minister has been questioned by the anti-corruption agency as part of an expanded investigation into alleged theft and money-laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund

Malaysia investigates marriage of man to 11-year-old girl

Jul 2, 2018

Malaysia's deputy prime minister says authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case

Amnesty: Indonesian forces behind unlawful killings in Papua

Jul 2, 2018

Amnesty International has identified 95 unlawful killings by security forces in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region since 2008, included targeted killings, and says there is a near-total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous victims

Philippine city mayor gunned down during flag-raising event

Jul 2, 2018

Philippine mayor who paraded drug suspects in public but was alleged to have drug ties himself gunned down during a flag-raising ceremony in front of horrified employees

US trafficking report credits Thailand but progress mixed

Jun 30, 2018

US human trafficking report cites mixed progress in fighting human trafficking in Asia

AP Interview: Malaysia to sell bling seized in ex-PM's probe

Jun 29, 2018

Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tells AP his government will sell much of a huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak

Thailand praises US upgrade in human trafficking report

Jun 29, 2018

Thailand's military government is praising the U.S. State Department's decision to upgrade the country in its annual report on efforts to fight human trafficking

Chinese court hands US football coach 4-year prison sentence

Jun 28, 2018

A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison for a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist called excessive

Malaysia ex-PM says seized items gifts, value inflated

Jun 28, 2018

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak says a huge haul of jewelry and valuables seized by police from properties linked to him in a money-laundering probe were mostly gifts given over decades, and that the police valuation was likely grossly inflated.

Knife-wielding man kills 2 boys in Shanghai, injures others

Jun 28, 2018

Police in Shanghai say a 29-year-old man used a kitchen knife to attack 3 boys and a woman near a school, killing 2 of the children