• Malaysia urges Trump not to cut US regional presence

    Jan 23, 2017 | 09:00 am

    SINGAPORE - Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein on Monday urged US President Donald Trump not to reduce US commitments in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Quiet Lunar New Year at Yaowarat

    Jan 23, 2017 | 08:56 am

    The annual Lunar New Year celebrations will not be held on Yaowarat Road, known as Bangkok's Chinatown, this weekend as the nation remains in mourning for the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • A day in photos

    Jan 23, 2017 | 08:28 am

    Duterte greeting Miss Universe candidates at his palace and a suspected Lao drug gang leader at the court are featured events on Jan 23, 2017.

  • SCB said to be seeking bids for insurance arm

    Jan 23, 2017 | 08:02 am

    SINGAPORE - Siam Commercial Bank Plc (SCB) has begun to formally seek bids for its life insurance business in a sale that could raise about 106 billion baht ($3 billion) for the country's third-biggest lender, said people with knowledge of the process.

  • China to assume world leadership 'if needed'

    Jan 23, 2017 | 07:56 am

    China does not want world leadership but could be forced to assume that role if others step back from that position, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, after US President Donald Trump pledged to put "America first" in his first speech.

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