Malaysia rejects another 1MDB probe

Malaysia's National Audit Department can only investigate 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) if the government gives the green light. “We wait for instructions from the government,...

Time for a palm-oil rethink 

Malaysia and Indonesia’s trade ministers have said they will “discuss and coordinate” palm oil export issues, including organising a joint mission to the EU.  But...

Malaysia fears rabies outbreak 

Malaysia and Thailand will hold talks next month to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on disease control amid growing fears of a Borneo...

S’pore jails 1MDB banker

A Singapore court has jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for 4½ years for money laundering linked to the theft of...

Malaysia braced for Isis arrivals 

Malaysia is on high alert for fleeing militants after Iraq nearing victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul (pictured), while the Syrian city...

Model hands back ‘1MDB’ jewellery

Australian model Miranda Kerr (pictured) has been forced to hand over jewellery worth an estimated US$8 million associated with the Malaysian 1MDB corruption case. The...

‘Exorcist’ child-killer gets death

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a so-called sorcerer for killing three pre-school children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish...

US reveals fresh 1MDB outrages

The US Department of Justice says it is seeking to recover US$540 million that it says was stolen from Malaysia's infamous 1MDB sovereign wealth...

Malaysia opens gay ‘prevention’ competition 

Malaysia is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (US$930) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality in a health ministry...

Rising prices erode Najib’s base 

Malaysia's 1.6 million public servants have traditionally backed Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition, but rising living costs have eroded that support. Civil servants make up...

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