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Nation 27 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Aussie builds beloved M’sian wife a Minangkabau house

AN Australian man built a majestic Minang­kabau house at a cost of RM4.5mil in Jempol, Negri Sembilan, to show his love for his Malaysian-born wife, reported Harian Metro.

World 27 May 2019 | 1:35 PM

Australian PM to visit Solomon Islands as Pacific nation eyes ties to China

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit the Solomon Islands next week, he said on Monday, as Western nations seek to rein in China's influence on the tiny Pacific island. With the United States and its allies keen to ensure China does not increase its foothold in the Pacific, protecting diplomatic recognition for self-ruled Taiwan has emerged as a flashpoint in regional ties.

World 20 May 2019 | 1:47 PM

Winning during economic slowdown, Australia's Morrison must halt rot

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Surprisingly retained by Australians in a national election over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's centre-right government now needs to find a fast way out of a worrying slowdown in an economy that has been recession-free since 1991.

World 20 May 2019 | 11:23 AM

Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.

AseanPlus News 18 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Tiny Timor-Leste to become world’s first plastic-neutral nation

KUALA LUMPUR: In a region where seas are awash with trash, Timor-Leste is set to become the world’s first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers to build a revolutionary recycling plant.

World 03 May 2019 | 11:56 AM

Australian PM's party drops election candidate over Islamophobic comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Campaigning for a general election later this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he had forced a candidate to quit his Liberal Party because of Islamophobic comments posted on social media.

World 01 Apr 2019 | 10:26 AM

Australia government to boost rural spending in pre-election budget

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's conservative government said on Monday it will increase spending on rural infrastructure by nearly 30 percent in its last budget before an election next month.

World 22 Mar 2019 | 3:03 PM

Australian state election will be trial run for PM's federal contest in May

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal Party faces a tight election contest in Australia's largest state on Saturday, polls suggest, as a strong economy and a troubled opposition may not surmount voter anger over the removal of his predecessor.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 4:46 PM

Mosque shooting erodes New Zealand reputation for safety, tolerance

(Reuters) - A deadly mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand during Friday prayers has horrified residents of the South Pacific nation known for its low levels of gun violence and a reputation for tolerance and safety.

Nation 28 Feb 2019 | 12:08 AM

Tian Chua appointed as special adviser to Works Minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Chua Tian Chang or better known as Tian Chua has been appointed as special adviser to Works Minister Baru Bian effective March 1.