Mahathir’s opposition party suspended 

Malaysia has ordered former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's year-old party to halt its activities ahead of this year’s general election. Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM)'s...

Central bank ‘defeats’ cyber hack

The Bank Negara Malaysia central bank says it was the victim of a cyber attack using fraudulent wire transfers as hackers increasingly hit the...

Malaysia unveils ‘fake news’ bill 

Malaysia is threatening 10-year prison sentences for publishing “fake news” in legislation that critics fear will be used to crack down on dissent ahead...

Thai-Malay border wall discussed

The defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand in Bangkok have addressed border controls, dual citizenship and counter-terror cooperation, with a short wall proposed for...

Mahathir promises reform ahead of ‘rigged’ vote

Malaysia’s opposition has said it will axe a goods-and-services tax introduced in 2015 if it wins the next general election that must be held...

FBI seize 1MDB-linked yacht 

A luxury yacht has been seized in Indonesia as part of an FBI probe into alleged multibillion-dollar corruption at Malaysia’s state-run 1MDB investment fund. Indonesia’s...

Swiss move to ban palm-oil exports 

The regional parliament of Geneva in Switzerland has passed a resolution to exclude palm oil from free-trade talks with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other...

Malaysia-UK arms deal in peril: claim

The European Union’s proposed ban on palm oil could endanger a possible US$6.3 billion defence deal between Malaysia and the UK, the anti-EU British...

China ‘demands’ return of Uyghurs 

China has reportedly asked Malaysia to send back 11 Uyghur Muslims detained after they escaped from detention in Thailand last year, amid calls from...

Palm-oil sector calls for EU trade war 

The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) has urged the government to halt trade deals with the European Union until the bloc’s proposed ban on...

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Army tackles Java plastic crisis 

The Indonesian military has been deployed to unblock rivers and canals clogged with bottles, bags and other plastic packaging. Indonesia is estimated to be the...

Manila denies foreign crackdown

A Philippine presidential spokesman has denied that there is a crackdown on foreigners, saying that the ban on their political participation is in the...

Tankers collide off Singapore 

Two oil tankers collided about 1 nautical mile south of Tuas Extension off the coast of Singapore yesterday (Tuesday), causing a liquefied butane gas...