KL bans beer festival 

Malaysia has called time on a popular October beer festival in Kuala Lumpur after an Islamic party stretched credulity by claiming it would turn...

Najib to expose all-male boards 

Malaysia says it will expose companies with no women on their boards next year, warning that the employers risk losing government contracts. Prime Minister Najib...

Myanmar mining Rakhine border: sources

Myanmar has been accused by government sources in Dhaka of laying landmines along its Rakhine State border with Bangladesh. It was claimed the purpose may...

Jakarta distraught over flag mishap

Indonesia has accused the organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia of negligence after its nondescript flag was printed upside down, making it look...

A scandal that won’t die 

Malaysia is due to hold a general election in the next 12 months with the ruling United Malays National Organisation facing a tricky news...

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...

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