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Malaysians in 3-, 4-star hotels may not have to pay new tourism tax

Malaysians in 3-, 4-star hotels may...

June 22

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysians who stay in hotels rated three stars and below may be exempted from paying a controversial tourism tax that will be implemented on July 1, said a...

Philippines, neighbours to jointly fight militants amid siege

Philippines, neighbours to jointly...

June 22

MANILA — The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia plan to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremist propaganda across their borders as they...

Gallery: Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

Man stopped on Thai border with...

June 22

BANGKOK — Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern...

Malaysian Finance Minister denies PKR’s GST claims

Malaysian Finance Minister denies PKR...

June 22

KUALA LUMPUR — A war of words broke out yesterday between Malaysia’s Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani and an opposition lawmaker after the latter claimed that...

Evacuation advisories issued as heavy rain pounds wide area of Japan

Evacuation advisories issued as heavy...

June 21

TOKYO — Heavy rain hit a wide area on the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago Wednesday (June 21), with local authorities temporarily issuing evacuation advisories for over...

Gung-ho culture at Warmbier’s tour agency on North Korea trip

Gung-ho culture at Warmbier’s tour...

June 21

BEIJING — Beer-soaked ``booze cruises’’ down North Korea’s Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country’s eastern coast. Saint Patrick’s Day pub crawls in Pyongyang...

We can’t allow civil war: Duterte

We can’t allow civil war: Duterte

June 21

MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (June 20) warned civil war could erupt in Mindanao if Christians started taking up arms against Islamist fighters, but...

Gallery: Famous Tsukiji fish market will be remade, not destroyed

Famous Tsukiji fish market will be...

June 21

TOKYO — Tokyo’s huge, and hugely popular, Tsukiji fish market won’t be destroyed but will be closed for up to five years while it is modernized and turned into a “food theme...

‘Panic button’ app no magic pill: Uber Malaysia

‘Panic button’ app no magic pill:...

June 21

PETALING JAYA — Uber Malaysia urged customers to provide feedback on their drivers as soon as they finish a ride to further improve the safety of passengers.