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Posted 12-02-2022 10:00 PM

Jiang Zemin’s legacy is more than soaring economic growth and staggering inequality. He also likely sowed the seeds of excess that set the stage for current President Xi Jinping’s rise, says this academic.

Posted 12-02-2022 10:00 PM

CNA revisits the political drama in the lead up to Anwar Ibrahim’s appointment as prime minister and looks at what lies ahead for his unity government. 

Posted 12-02-2022 05:15 PM

South Korea are the third team from the Asian Football Confederation to make it to this year's World Cup knockout stage after coming from a goal down to beat Portugal 2-1.

Posted 12-02-2022 04:07 PM

Despite fears that Mr Anwar would give in to UMNO’s demands for Cabinet positions during negotiations for his unity government, Mr Adib said that it was a “major achievement” for the prime minister to secure critical roles for those loyal to him.

Posted 12-02-2022 02:52 PM

Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has fulfilled the important milestone towards rebuilding Malaysia after a divisive election, but he will have to explain some of his controversial appointments, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute's Dr Norshahril Saat.

Posted 12-02-2022 12:32 PM

The swearing-in ceremony for the Cabinet will take place on Saturday at 3pm.

Posted 12-02-2022 09:37 AM

There were more than 2.8 million foreigners in Japan as of June 2021, double that in the 1990s.  

Posted 12-02-2022 05:28 AM

Assembling a Cabinet smaller than previous administrations while appeasing various political parties supporting him is a tough balancing act, said one observer.

Posted 12-02-2022 02:53 AM

On Friday morning, the new prime minister was seen entering Istana Negara. The consent of the king is required before the Cabinet line-up is announced.

Posted 12-02-2022 01:02 AM

Japan came back from a goal down to beat Spain 2-1, taking them to the World Cup knockout stage.

Posted 12-01-2022 10:07 PM

Kim Jong Un’s nuclear missile ambitions have been fuelled by state-backed hackers stealing cryptocurrency. The crash of FTX and crypto’s value will have left a dent, says this lecturer.

Posted 12-01-2022 02:48 PM

Prior to Omicron, China could contain COVID-19 outbreaks by targeting communities but today, with the increased transmissibility of the strain, the protocols need to be refined, an expert said.

Posted 12-01-2022 11:11 AM

Apart from eggs, Mr Anwar, who rose to the country’s top job last week, will have to start reining in prices of other essential items.

Posted 12-01-2022 09:02 AM

Both coalitions are working together during the ongoing Tioman election campaign in Pahang state.

Posted 12-01-2022 08:51 AM

India is also in a prime position to facilitate a resolution to the war in Ukraine, due to its historical ties with Moscow and continued engagement with the West.

Posted 12-01-2022 07:25 AM

Foreigners will soon be allowed to use electronic gates at JB’s customs and immigration complex.

Posted 11-30-2022 10:10 PM

Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has made the right moves in his first week in office. Going forward, he has a slew of challenges, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute's Dr Norshahril Saat.

Posted 11-30-2022 11:20 AM

China will likely have a stockpile of 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035 if it continues with its current nuclear buildup pace, according to a report by the Pentagon. 

Posted 11-30-2022 11:03 AM

China on Tuesday (Nov 29) launched the Shenzhou-15 spacecraft carrying three astronauts to its Tiangong space station.

Posted 11-30-2022 11:02 AM

There have been instances of such comments directed at Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim as well as the Democratic Action Party.

Posted 11-30-2022 09:18 AM

Former president Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96.

Posted 11-30-2022 08:45 AM

Jiang Zemin, who succeeded Deng Xiaoping as China's leader, died from leukaemia and multiple organ failure.

Posted 11-29-2022 10:10 PM

It is too soon to celebrate the recent prisoner amnesty in Myanmar as a serious indication of the junta’s intention to change its ways for the better, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute's Ye Khaung Oo.

Posted 11-29-2022 10:10 PM

Although the wave of demonstrations against China’s zero-COVID policies may peter out in the short term, youth motivation for protest remains, says Christian Le Miere.

Posted 11-29-2022 01:58 PM

These five destinations are: Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur in Central Java, Mandalika in Lombok, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, and Likupang in North Sulawesi.

Posted 11-29-2022 07:30 AM

UMNO will not compromise on its principles, including the empowerment of Malays and Muslims, says the party president.

Posted 11-29-2022 07:26 AM

China's stringent COVID-19 curbs have been crucial at controlling the coronavirus spread, but the restrictions have weighed heavily on its economy, said observers.

Posted 11-29-2022 05:02 AM

As frustration boils over in China over its strict COVID-19 policy, Singaporean Ye Jiayi who’s based in Shanghai holds hope that things will improve.

Posted 11-28-2022 02:16 PM

A deadly fire in Xinjiang sparked an outcry over harsh COVID-19 rules, sparking protests in several cities. CNA spoke to two residents in Shanghai and Beijing who were at the rare demonstrations.

Posted 11-28-2022 11:27 AM

The Cabinet line-up will be announced as soon as possible, said Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim. 

Posted 11-28-2022 07:48 AM

Chinese president Xi Jinping has attached the zero-COVID policy to his own legacy, one analyst noted.

Posted 11-28-2022 06:07 AM

Malaysia’s new prime minister has to assemble a Cabinet smaller than previous administrations, while appeasing the many political parties supporting his government. 

Posted 11-28-2022 05:14 AM

Marion Barter won plaudits for her warmth as an elementary school teacher, but in 1997 the 51-year-old mother-of-two became restless, quit her job, sold her house, and flew from Australia's beach-lined Gold Coast to start a new life in Europe.

Posted 11-28-2022 04:38 AM

Both factory workers and urban elites oppose a policy that the Chinese Communist Party has no easy way to abandon, says the Financial Times’ Yuan Yang.

Posted 11-27-2022 06:19 AM

Government agencies have two weeks to review the implications of narrowing the subsidies, said the prime minister.

Posted 11-25-2022 10:29 AM

Various polls have shown that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party could lose in more than half of the 22 counties and cities up for grabs.

Posted 11-25-2022 09:34 AM

The currency had surged by 1.8 per cent right after the appointment on Nov 24, the largest single-day gain since March 2016. 

Posted 11-25-2022 09:00 AM

A 19 year-old student last year accused the former member of the K-pop group EXO of date-raping her when she was 17. Wu was sentenced after being found guilty by a court in Beijing's Chaoyang district on Friday (Nov 25).

Posted 11-25-2022 07:35 AM

In forming a new government, Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar will have to deal with a slew of erstwhile rivals even within his ruling coalition, says Oh Ei Sun.

Posted 11-25-2022 06:19 AM

Mr Anwar’s extensive portfolio puts him in a good position to forge trust between the parties and different segments of society, observers said. But he needs to move fast.

Posted 11-25-2022 05:41 AM

Muhyiddin Yassin said that Perikatan Nasional will serve as check and balance in parliament.

Posted 11-25-2022 03:09 AM

What is remarkable about these performances is the calibre of opposition these Asian teams have faced, says CNA’s Matthew Mohan.

Posted 11-24-2022 10:06 PM

North Korea's Kim Jong Un chose to share a photo of him and his daughter in a military setting, hinting that this is about more than his own image, says this North Korea analyst.

Posted 11-24-2022 10:06 PM

Beyond the Xi-Biden meet at the G20 summit in Bali, what does the Chinese president’s return to in-person diplomacy with world leaders tell us? Former diplomat James Carouso weighs in.

Posted 11-24-2022 03:06 PM

The new Malaysian prime minister said that there will be a vote of confidence in parliament on Dec 19 as a test of whether he commands a majority in the Lower House.

Posted 11-24-2022 02:34 PM

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was appointed prime minister on Thursday, the sultan's palace said, and will be sworn in at 5 p.m. local time.

Posted 11-24-2022 01:30 PM

The opposition Kuomintang could win 15 out of the 22 mayoral and county magistrate seats available at Saturday’s local elections, one political opinion tracker has found.

Posted 11-24-2022 12:47 PM

Tabling and passing the national budget is seen as a vote of confidence from the whole Malaysian parliament, amid a challenge from former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin who still insists he garners the majority support, say experts.

Posted 11-24-2022 08:41 AM

Safeguards have to be in place to prevent Anwar's government from being toppled, which would leave the country in yet another political crisis.

Posted 11-24-2022 08:23 AM

Anwar Ibrahim will surely remember the downfall of the last Pakatan Harapan administration. Who takes on the economic ministries and the task of steering Malaysia to recovery will be critical, says political observer James Chin.

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