RAJEWADI/GUWAHATI, India The quaint, sugarcane-growing village of Rajewadi in India's west did not have a single confirmed coronavirus case until mid-August. Now one in every four people there is positive for the virus, with police blaming a local religious event for the spread.
GUWAHATI, India India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.
DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India On the third anniversary of a mass exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh, prospects look bleak for about 1 million members of the Muslim minority from Myanmar living in bamboo and plastic shelters in refugee camps.
BAIHATA CHARIALI/KARALAPAKKAM, India Harmahan Deka doesn't wear a mask anymore to avoid the novel coronavirus nor does he try to keep a safe distance from others.
GUWAHATI, India When doctors in a flood-ravaged Indian state urgently sought plasma of a particular blood type for a COVID-19 patient this month, health officials sent a boat for a marooned donor who had recovered from the disease weeks ago.
KUALA LUMPUR The chief of Malaysian energy giant Petronas quit this month after disagreement with the prime minister over giving more oil money to one of the country's states run by a government ally, sources close to the government and the company said.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's new government would not be willing to accept even compensation of $3 billion from Goldman Sachs in a settlement over the 1MDB scandal, the finance minister told Reuters, ruling out a figure that is far higher than the bank offered last year.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia aims to borrow its way out of an economic slump brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, and the finance minister told Reuters it will nearly double its fiscal deficit this year while keeping open the option of raising the public debt ceiling.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 Malaysia's new government
would not be willing to accept even compensation of $3 billion
from Goldman Sachs in a settlement over the 1MDB scandal, the
finance minister told Reuters, ruling out a figure that is far
higher than the bank offered last year.
KUALA LUMPUR Axiata Group Bhd, Malaysia's third-biggest telecom operator by subscribers, said it would select two equipment suppliers to roll out 5G services, opening the door for the likes of Ericsson to fight it out with dominant player Huawei.