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Deep dive into Sulu

Examining the murky depths and consequences of claims made by ‘Sulu Sultanate’ heirs.

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Tracking royal bloodlines

Another person has emerged from the woodwork claiming to be an heir of the Sulu Sultan and is asking the Malaysian government to pay him billions.

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Bowing deer and snapping crocodiles

Politics in Sabah just gets wilder and wilder as politicians – including some unexpected ones – plot and plan in the shadows.

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New centre of power in Sabah?

In the state’s Wild, Wild East politics, there have always been tussles between two centres of political power: the office of the chief minister and the governor’s Istana.

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The future’s bright for Indonesia

While critics complain about nepotism and irregularities in Indonesia’s recent presidential election, investors are happy with the continuity and stability.

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Hardliner or cute uncle?

Softening his image might have been the genius move that has won this man Indonesia’s presidency.

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Indonesian presidential polls too close to call

About 202 million voters in Indonesia, the third most populous electoral democracy in the world, go to the polls tomorrow.

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Poser over Bersatu leader reportedly seen at PMO

WHO is the top Bersatu leader reportedly spotted in PMO (Prime Minister Office in Putrajaya) recently?

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The devil and the deep blue sea

The Pardons Board’s decision to reduce former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s jail sentence and fine has invoked the wrath of both sides of a divide.

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Colours of the Indonesian election

History, an influential Islamic organisation, and a very popular outgoing president are all influencing the race.

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No, the Sulu saga hasn’t ended

The sentencing of a rogue arbitrator by a Spanish court doesn’t rule out the possibility of the Sulu Sultanate feeling aggrieved and pushing on with its claims.

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Who is trying to topple the Malaysian government?

Well, we’re not sure. There are just too many Captain Americas jostling to lead a rout.

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