Malaysia

Malaysian, Japanese coast guards hold South China Sea security drill

Japan’s agency trained its Malaysian counterpart on how to repel foreign intruders using sound cannons.

Malaysian ex-military chief appointed new facilitator for Deep South peace talks

Analysts hope retired Gen. Zulkifli Zainal Abidin will give slow-moving negotiations in southern Thailand a shot in the arm.

Malaysian PM backs Indonesia’s new capital, pledges investment

Anwar Ibrahim said project would spur growth in Malaysia’s Sabah and Sarawak states.

Much of tourism-reliant Southeast Asia has no plans to restrict Chinese tourists

Chinese nationals resume travel abroad Jan. 8 as infections surge sharply at home.

UMNO expels, suspends senior party members, including former cabinet ministers

Ex-Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was thrown out, former Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein was suspended for six years.

Much of tourism-reliant Southeast Asia has no plans to restrict Chinese tourists

Chinese nationals resume travel abroad Jan. 8 as infections surge sharply at home.

Thai Deep South: BRN member suggests rebel group would accept autonomy