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August 29, 2015 6:09 pm

Somyot says suspects has 'a lot of explosives' in possession

He said investigators have yet to interrogate the suspect to find out how he was linked to the two bomb attacks in Bangkok. He said the suspect has been taken by military officers for..

August 29, 2015 5:42 pm

Rallies now necessary: Mahathir

He urged Malaysians to come out and join the anti-government rallies nationwide and around the world to show the "people's power" way that they want a leadership change in the country. The..

August 29, 2015 5:29 pm

Police spokesman say suspect carries fake Turkish passport

As a result, police could not yet confirm his nationality yet. Prawut said the suspect was not the bomber but might belong to the movement as police found bomb making materials in his room,..

August 29, 2015 4:49 pm

Turkish suspect been renting rooms in Bankok since July:..

Sriwarah said the suspect, who was arrested at Poon-anand apartment rented about three to four rooms and police were checking all the rooms. Sriwarah confirmed that police found some materials in..

August 29, 2015 3:48 pm

Urgent: Suspect arrested in Bangkok with bomb making..

The arrest was made after about 100 police and troops surrounded the apartment at at 1:30 pm. Among the matterials, police found 0.5mm-diameter ball bearings that were the same type with the..

August 29, 2015 3:29 pm

Malaysian protesters building up in city centre

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of protestors has swelled in various locations around the city centre here, with less than an hour before the Bersih 4 rally kicks off. Close to Dataran Merdeka,..

August 29, 2015 11:11 am

Myanmar sets first-ever minimum wage for workers

The country’s first legal minimum wage was announced after months of protest and dispute. The minimum wage will take effect September 1, and apply to all employees, other than small..

August 29, 2015 11:05 am

Dollar up as Fed's Fischer keeps September rate rise alive

Speaking on the sidelines of the Fed’s central banking symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Fischer acknowledged that the turmoil rooted in China had raised some questions about the economic..

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Malaysia braces for protests against embattled PM

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August 28, 2015 10:15 pm

PM's brother appointed as defence permanent secretary

HM the King endorsed the annual military reshuffle on Friday which sees General Preecha Chan-o-cha, younger brother of Prime Minister Prayut appointed as permanent secretary for defence. New army..

August 28, 2015 6:49 pm

Indonesia's Widodo slaps down changes to foreign press laws

Indonesia’s interior minister this week unveiled tighter rules for visiting press, including requirements that journalists obtain a second working permit and report their activities to all levels..

August 28, 2015 6:46 pm

'Crisis panel' cannot run nation: CDC

CDC spokesman Kamnoon Sidhisamarn Friday told the media that Article 261 of the Constitution meant that the NSRRC would have no authority to administer the country, although it would be eligible to..