By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister has a problem: He can’t explain away a $700 million bank account to a skeptical public. His response? A crackdown on critics and the press that has kept him in power but doesn’t address a deep reservoir of dissatisfaction with his leadership. […]
By Annabelle Liang Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore threw a big party Aug. 9 for its 50th anniversary of independence and unrivaled economic success in a region struggling with poverty and political instability, even as the city-state began feeling the pinch of a midlife crisis. As fighter jets screamed through the sky and nationalist […]
By Eileen Ng Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim began a 5-year prison sentence on Tuesday after a court rejected his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, a decision he called a “murder of judicial independence” and human rights groups condemned as unjust. The case was widely seen at home […]
By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Appearing last year before Taiwanese regulators, billionaire media magnate Tsai Eng-meng appeared perplexed over a decision to fine his flagship newspaper for carrying camouflaged advertising on behalf of China’s Communist government.
Cindy Y. Chen, a licensed mental health counselor, opened her office in the Fremont neighborhood. With a doctorate degree in psychology, Chen strives to help her patients improve their quality of life.