A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized off western Myanmar with many feared drowned at the start of a mass evacuation from low-lying regions ahead of an approaching storm, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.
Reformist Myanmar President Thein Sein will visit the White House next week, the first such trip by a Myanmar head of state in almost 47 years and a sign of warming ties.
Police said Thursday they may pursue sedition charges against speakers at a mass rally organized by Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to protest against alleged election fraud.1 Comment
The first task for Prime Minister Najib Razak is to form the Cabinet. And we can expect the process to be different this time.
Malaysia's opposition vowed Wednesday to go ahead with a protest rally against weekend elections that it says were tainted by massive fraud, despite police declaring the gathering illegal.1 Comment
Malaysia's Chinese minority has for decades gone about its business and left leadership to a Malay-dominated regime, but in weekend polls they deserted it in what the premier called a “Chinese tsunami.”4 Comments
Anwar Ibrahim vowed Tuesday his Malaysian opposition would soon present evidence of government cheating in bitterly fought weekend elections as he called for a “fierce” campaign for electoral reform.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak began a second term Monday after the coalition which has ruled for 56 years held on to power in elections branded as fraudulent by a bitter opposition.
Malaysia's ruling coalition took an early lead in results for national elections Sunday after a record number of voters cast ballots, with some choosing to extend the coalition's 56-year rule and others pressing for an unprecedented victory by an opposition that pledges cleaner government.
Malaysian politicians made a final campaign push as an independent survey showed Prime Minister Najib Razak's long-ruling coalition running neck and neck with the opposition alliance ahead of Sunday's general election.