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Rise of the Southeast Asian entrepreneur

Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia has seen a new breed of entrepreneur – along with improved education, technology development and better government investment. But can the region become the world’s next Silicon Valley?

New measures give Malaysian PM unprecedented security powers

The National Security Council act will give Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sweeping security powers within designated “security areas” in the country. Presented as an antidote to Islamic extremism, there are concerns it will be used to silence Najib’s critics amid the 1MDB scandal