By Sean Yoong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities sought Sunday to deflect criticism that the government was suppressing dissent after making mass arrests and unleashing tear gas against at least 20,000 demonstrators who marched for electoral reforms.
According to the grapevine, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will be confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China during the week of July 4. He is the first Chinese American to be appointed to such a post. And he will soon have some company. According to an inside source speaking to Yonhap News Agency, this […]
BANGKOK (AP) — Many Asians believe the Year of the Rabbit will bring good luck to those born under that zodiac sign, but conservationists warn that the furry creatures
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A 14-year-old girl and 23-year-old man have celebrated their recent marriage in public in Malaysia’s
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of workers thronged the streets of Asian cities Saturday in annual May Day marches, demanding job creation and minimum wage hikes.
“I’m guessing that by the end of the year that the U.S.- China relationship is going to be sailing higher and will be more positive as a relationship than at any other time in the 30 years of our formal diplomatic relationship,” Jon Huntsman said. Huntsman is the new U.S. ambassador to China. “That’s just my hunch.”
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The last time Hung Poh Lee walked unassisted was 40 years ago, before a bullet fired in the heat of Malaysia’s worst race riots and sliced through her spine and shattered her future.
Smell is one of life’s most evocative senses. A whiff of cologne takes me back to a dim-lit street where I walked hand-in-hand with my high school sweetheart; the assault of trassi (Indonesian shrimp paste) on my nostrils recalls the days in my mother’s kitchen as she pounded this pungent paste with chilies and garlic in her weathered stone mortar.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian state has defended its decision to give an honorary title to an Indian movie star, news reports said Oct. 12.