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Vietnamese holiday-goers show a preference for Southeast Asian cities

Growing affluence has spurred Vietnamese holiday-goers to spend more on foreign jaunts, and Southeast Asia is heavily favored for this summer.  

Four Vietnamese women detained for illegal sex work in Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have arrested 184 foreign women, including four Vietnamese, for allegedly working illegally and offering sexual services in Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore shoppers given tool to choose products using ethical palm oil

A new online shopping tool gives Singaporeans the option of buying products made using ethical palm oil, a non-profit behind the scheme said on Thursday, as it looks to tackle the region's haze fires.
May 03, 2019 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Malaysia drops murder charge against Indonesian woman in Kim Jong-nam case

An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed on Monday.
March 11, 2019 | 10:36 am GMT+7

AirAsia unveils plans to begin international flights to Vietnam city

AirAsia will start flying from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to Can Tho in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in the next few months.
February 22, 2019 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese women arrested for bomb joke at Malaysia airport

Two Vietnamese women will stand trial for claiming at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport that they were carrying bombs.
November 26, 2018 | 08:33 pm GMT+7

Four Vietnamese women arrested in Malaysia nightclub raid

Four Vietnamese women were among 46 people detained as Malaysian authorities raided a Kuala Lumpur night club last week.
November 05, 2018 | 01:05 pm GMT+7

Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah.
October 25, 2018 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

Malaysia arrests 31 Vietnamese women for working illegally

Immigration officers in Malaysia have detained 31 Vietnamese women for working illegally in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
October 08, 2018 | 08:13 pm GMT+7

Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage, says Mahathir

Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage or LGBT rights, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday.
September 21, 2018 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Malaysia court rules N. Korea assassination trial can proceed

A court ruled Thursday to continue the trial of two women from Vietnam and Indonesia accused of killing Kim Jong Nam.
August 16, 2018 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

AirAsia to launch direct flight to its fifth Vietnam destination

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia has announced the launch of a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc Island.
August 08, 2018 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Malaysia aviation chief quits over MH370 report

The head of Malaysia's civil aviation regulator resigned Tuesday after an official report found failings in air traffic control when Flight MH370 disappeared.
August 01, 2018 | 10:08 am GMT+7

Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank: prosecutors

The Vietnamese and Indonesian suspects deny murdering Kim. They face death by hanging if found guilty.
June 29, 2018 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

Kim Jong Nam believed life in danger before hit, court told

Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam and Indonesia's Siti Aisyah are accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader last year.
February 28, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7
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