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Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

May 18, 2018

A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

May 17, 2018

China vows to defend its own interests in trade talks with US

Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe

May 17, 2018

Malaysian police have searched former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house, reportedly part of a money-laundering investigation linked to a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad

Spokesman: Duterte orders lifting of labor ban to Kuwait

May 16, 2018

An official says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait after talks eased a dispute over the plight of Filipina housemaids in the oil-rich Arab nation

China urges North Korea not to cancel Trump summit

May 16, 2018

China is urging its ally North Korea not to cancel a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump next month

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

May 16, 2018

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation

LA Times suspends Beijing chief amid sexual misconduct probe

May 16, 2018

LA Times suspends Beijing bureau chief after accusations of sexual misconduct

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

May 16, 2018

China, Airbus investigating why jet's windshield detached during flight

New Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackout

May 16, 2018

Singapore has introduced a law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene

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