Freed by ally turned foe turned ally

Anwar Ibrahim (pictured), the one-time jailed rival of Malaysia's new prime minister, has been released from jail and could move directly into government.  He was...

Malaysia stocks rise slightly 

Malaysian stocks turned positive to close 0.2 per cent higher yesterday (Monday) after opening nearly 3 per cent lower as markets opened for the...

Mahathir moves to ease rift

Malaysia’s new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, and his jailed ally Anwar Ibrahim (pictured) tried to ease disagreements within the ruling coalition yesterday (Sunday) between...

Najib denied chance to flee

Scandal-ridden prime minister, Najib Razak, has been prevented from leaving Malaysia after appearing to attempt to fly to Indonesia. The immigration department said Najib and...

Ringgit sinks amid uncertainty

While Malaysians celebrated the results of the 14th general election, analysts said the near-term economic outlook could be troubled as investors were cautious about...

Mahathir triumphs in election shock 

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured), 92, has said he expects to be sworn in today (Thursday) after his shock election victory ended...

Najib legacy in dock

On Wednesday, Malaysians vote in their most intriguing general election ever. The Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, led by the notoriously corrupt prime minister, Najib...

Najib to retain power: poll

Malaysia’s main opposition bloc is making gains and will probably win the popular vote in the May 9 general election, but Prime Minister Najib...

Palm-oil bosses slam UK ban

The Indonesian- and Malaysian-dominated Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) says the UK supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to remove palm oil from its...

KL makes UN bid for tiny island 

The UN's highest court says it will hold hearings in June into Malaysia's request to overturn a ruling in an ongoing dispute with Singapore...

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Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...

Najib deceived MPs: finance chief 

Malaysia's incoming finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) says the previous administration of Najib Razak deceived voters "about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB". "It is...

Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...