Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM resumes World

Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM resumes

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on April 15, with the former PM accused of plundering large sums of money from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
Former Philippine President Aquino faces criminal charge World

Former Philippine President Aquino faces criminal charge

The Philippine anti-graft agency on June 20 recommended a criminal charge against former President Benigno Aquino for disbursing 72 billion pesos (1.35 billion USD) of state funds for major government projects without the required approval of the Congress.
 Experts’ reactions to MoF tax plan mixed Business

Experts’ reactions to MoF tax plan mixed

Experts’ reactions to the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) tax adjustment draft have been mixed, while the business community struggles to keep up with the variety of proposed tax hikes.
VTVCab cancels IPO after few investors show interest Business

VTVCab cancels IPO after few investors show interest

The Vietnam Television Cable Corporation (VTVCab) will cancel its initial public offering (IPO) on April 17 as only one investor registered to attend the auction by the end of April 10, 2018 – the deadline for investors to sign up for the IPO.
Experts: HCM City’s tollbooths not viable Society

Experts: HCM City’s tollbooths not viable

The proposal by the Innovative Technology Development (ITD) Corporation to build tollbooths around the Ho Chi Minh City centre has met with criticism from experts working in various fields.
Health ministry under scrutiny Health

Health ministry under scrutiny

The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam on September 21 announced that it will launch a special inspection of the Ministry of Health (MOH), following revelations of fraud within the ministry’s pharmaceutical licensing process.
Indonesia denies freezing CEPA negotiation with EU World

Indonesia denies freezing CEPA negotiation with EU

The international trade negotiation director general of Indonesia’s Trade Ministry, Iman Pambagyo, has denied rumours that Indonesia will freeze negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the European Union (EU) due to a recent palm oil resolution issued by the EU parliament.
Gov’t aims for stable power tariff Business

Gov’t aims for stable power tariff

The electricity sector in 2017 will strive to prevent the power tariff from stirring controversy, said Hoang Quoc Vuong, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade.