The Straits Times (Singapore)

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - The appointments are seen as tactical move ahead of the Indonesian President's 2019 re-election bid.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Golkar Party secretary-general Idrus Marham, who has a doctorate in political science, started his career as a school teacher in his hometown.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - He had also been conferred Singapore's highest military award for helping forge good ties between the armed forces of both countries.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Although Myanmar has deftly managed its relations with China and is not a Chinese satellite state, this could change due to mounting pressure over the Rohingya crisis.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japan is keeping up with its efforts to get countries around the world to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, citing its lack of concrete commitment to achieve denuclearisation. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Though countries will always seek to protect their national interests, regionalism advances that interest and allows nations to act collaboratively for a shared well-being.  

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Tokyo assures Moscow that the US-made system would 'purely be for defensive purposes'.

MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Philippine leader says he had no hand in the regulator's order to revoke the licence of pioneering website Rappler.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Analysts credit the performance to the global bull run, with the oil price rebound and property boom fuelling the rally.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Companies that bribe do so at greater peril than before, as laws and enforcement agencies go global, and a new wave of anti-corruption activists actively expose such practices.