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China e-retailer JD.com ending sales in Thailand, Indonesia

Jan. 30, 2023 06:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc. is closing its consumer e-commerce services in Indonesia and Thailand amid intense competition in Southeast Asia. The e-commerce service will stop taking orders Feb. 15 in both countries and shut down in March, according to...

Two-year sentence for Hawaii woman's Trump lobbying scheme

Jan. 18, 2023 21:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An American consultant was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for an illicit lobbying effort to get the former Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return of a...

Malaysia pledges to invest in Indonesia's new capital

Jan. 09, 2023 03:03 AM EST

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Monday his country would invest in the development of Indonesia's new capital on Borneo island, which both nations share. Anwar made his first overseas trip to Jakarta since taking office in November, saying at...

Myanmar authorities arrest alleged traffickers of Rohingya

Dec. 21, 2022 09:43 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in military-run Myanmar have arrested 12 people accused of illegally transporting members of the Muslim Rohingya minority across the country for travel to Malaysia, including 13 who apparently died from suffocation while being hidden in a fuel tanker truck. ...

Survivor found from Thai navy ship that sank Sunday

Dec. 20, 2022 09:03 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Rescuers found a survivor and recovered five bodies from a Thai warship that sank over the weekend in the Gulf of Thailand, navy officials said Tuesday, as hopes faded for two dozen people still missing. Officials acknowledged there were not enough life jackets for all those...

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar sails through confidence vote

Dec. 19, 2022 05:55 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim cruised through a vote of confidence Monday, cementing his leadership after a general election last month produced no clear winner. Anwar, whose coalition led the Nov. 19 election with 82 seats, subsequently...

Malaysia landslide death toll rises to 24, 9 more missing

Dec. 17, 2022 13:08 PM EST

BATANG KALI, Malaysia (AP) — Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of a woman and two children, raising the death toll from a landslide on an unlicensed campground in Malaysia to 24 with nine others still missing. Selangor state fire chief Norazam Khamis told reporters the bodies...

Landslide at Malaysia campground kills 21, leaves 12 missing

Dec. 16, 2022 20:34 PM EST

BATANG KALI, Malaysia (AP) — A thunderous crush of soil and debris killed 21 people at a campground in Malaysia on Friday, and rescuers dug through the mud in the night for another 12 who were feared buried in the landslide. More than 90 people were sleeping on an organic farm when...

Malaysian PM Anwar to be finance minister in new Cabinet

Dec. 02, 2022 09:52 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (AP) — New Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he will also serve as finance minister as he unveiled a leaner Cabinet with many new faces in his unity government. In a move that appeared to contradict his anti-corruption platform, Anwar named...

Dutch prosecutors won't appeal sole acquittal in MH17 trial

Dec. 01, 2022 15:23 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The Dutch prosecutor's office said Thursday that it will not appeal the acquittal of a man charged in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as it flew over eastern Ukraine in 2014, citing concerns over the stress it would place on the families of the 298 people...