Interest rate hikes stir up debate, unhappiness in inflation-hit Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s consecutive interest rate hikes, which are expected to continue until year end, have stirred up debate and caught the attention of politicians. The country is already feeling the impact of creeping inflation amid talk of a general election in the coming months. Central bank Bank Negara Malaysia has raised its overnight […]

Myanmar extends state of emergency for six months until February

NAYPYIDAW (BLOOMBERG) – Myanmar’s military government announced on Sunday (July 31) an extension of a state of emergency for another six months until Feb 1, 2023, saying the country needs more time to return to stability and prepare for elections. Acting president Myint Swe approved military chief Min Aung Hlaing’s request for an emergency extension […]

Abe’s assassin to undergo psychiatric evaluation until later this year

TOKYO (REUTERS) – The man who has confessed to assassinating former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will undergo psychiatric evaluation until later this year. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the shooter who approached Mr Abe during a campaign speech on a street corner on July 8 and opened fire with […]

Shinzo Abe’s suspected assassin to undergo psychiatric evaluation until later this year

TOKYO (REUTERS) – The suspected assassin of Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe will undergo psychiatric evaluation until later this year. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Mr Abe at a campaign speech on a street corner on July 8 and opened fire with a handmade […]