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World 04 Jun 2019 | 11:11 PM

Malawi opposition supporters storm state offices over disputed election outcome

LILONGWE, Malawi (Reuters) - Opposition supporters in Malawi stormed a complex housing presidency and government offices on Tuesday to press demands for President Peter Mutharika to resign after an election they say was rigged.

World 06 Jun 2019 | 11:42 PM

Malawi police use tear gas as opposition protests grow

LILONGWE (Reuters) - Armed police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators demanding the resignation of Malawi's president after an election they say was rigged, escalating the state's response to protests that began two days ago.

Wellness 09 Jun 2019 | 6:10 AM

Most e-cigarette users want to quit their habit

E-cigarette users or vapers who want to quit resort to the same types of nicotine cessation aids as conventional cigarette smokers.

Business 10 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Oman to impose new excise tax to boost revenue

DUBAI: Oman will impose a new tax on sugary drinks and tobacco products starting on June 15, as the small Gulf oil producer seeks to boost state revenue strained by years of low oil prices.

Business 12 Jun 2019 | 7:43 AM

BAT sees further growth in vaping, e-cigarette products this year

BENGALURU: British American Tobacco, the world's No. 2 tobacco company, on Wednesday forecast sales of vaping and e-cigarette products to accelerate in the second half of the year and announced plans to consolidate the business into fewer brands.

World 14 Jun 2019 | 2:12 PM

Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads to deter young smokers

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, the world's fourth biggest producer of cigarettes, will crack down on online tobacco advertisements in a bid to target youthful smokers, the communication minister said on Thursday.

Opinion 15 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Take a compassionate approach

I TAKE heart in the recent news that the Permatang Pauh MP has put her political will behind a pilot project trialling naltrexone to treat opioid addiction in her constituency.

AseanPlus News 18 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Giant drains will not stop floods in Bangkok’

BANGKOK: Even with 20 giant drainage tunnels, Bangkok will never be safe from floods, predicts a respected university lecturer.

Business 18 Jun 2019 | 3:43 AM

UOB Malaysia launches Shariah wealth management solution

KUALA LUMPUR: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd has launched a three-pillar, Shariah compliant wealth management solution to help affluent customers save, grow and protect their wealth.

Business 21 Jun 2019 | 6:23 AM

Malaysians buy 1,000 illicit cigarettes a minute to avoid tax

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s move to stub out tobacco use with higher levies has pushed smokers to the black market instead.