Philippines’ Duterte says Trump deserves to be re-elected

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that Donald Trump deserved to be re-elected, praising the U.S. president’s reaction to his decision to end a decades-old... Read more »

Exclusive: Malaysia to buy more sugar from India to help resolve palm oil spat – sources

FILE PHOTO – A labourer carries a sack filled with sugar to load it onto a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak... Read more »

Unwanted no more: adoption offers pour in for baby found in Singapore bin

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An abandoned baby rescued from a bin in Singapore has aroused widespread sympathy, drawing several offers of adoption, according to authorities and media in the city-state... Read more »

Muslim nations consider gold, barter trade to beat sanctions

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions... Read more »

Singapore opposition party corrects posts under ‘fake news’ law

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A small Singapore opposition party has corrected online posts critical of the government following an order by the labor ministry under a new ‘fake news’ law... Read more »

Strong earthquake strikes Philippines, no tsunami risk seen

(Reuters) – A powerful earthquake struck near the southern Philippines city of Davao on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there was no threat of a tsunami. The... Read more »

Cambodia PM dismisses EU sanctions threat, says Brexit will limit impact

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges with the Southeast Asian country... Read more »

Mahathir says no to Goldman’s 1MDB offer of under $2 bln to Malaysia- FT

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Malaysia has rejected an offer from Goldman Sachs of less than $2 billion in compensation over the 1MDB scandal, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad... Read more »

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Indonesia president names Gojek co-founder as education minister

(Corrects 4th paragraph to add dropped letter) JAKARTA Oct 23 (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday named 35-year-old Nadiem Makarim, the co-founder and ex-chief executive of ride-hailing... Read more »

‘Abominable’ film axed in Malaysia after rebuffing order to cut China map

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – DreamWorks’ animated movie “Abominable” will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet a censor board requirement to cut a scene showing... Read more »