KL to lobby WTO on palm oil

  Malaysia's trade minister Mustapa Mohamed has described the European Parliament’s backing of a ban on the use of palm oil in biofuels as a...

Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

Nomura picks 2018 GDP winners 

Prolonged growth in Indonesia and the Philippines will extend beyond 2018 driven by domestic demand and infrastructural projects, Nomura Securities investment bank has predicted.  The...

Mahathir, 92, launches unlikely comeback 

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been named the prime ministerial candidate for the opposition in this year’s general election. The 92-year-old doctor, who...

Isis video targets Malaysia

A Malaysian member of so-called Islamic State has called for the terror group’s supporters to launch attacks on their own countries. Muhammad Aqif Heusen Rahizat,...

Mahathir eyes minority votes

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition will be targeting Indian and Chinese votes in this year’s general election. The 92-year-old chairman of...

Malaysian parties fail to inspire

Malaysians go to the polls next year as the complacent Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition eyes another five-year term. But voters are understandably uninspired as they...

Cambodia, Malaysia sign maid deal 

Cambodia has signed a new agreement to protect its domestic helpers in Malaysia. However, labour rights groups said they had not been consulted about...

Mahathir condemns ‘thief’ Najib  

Thousands of peaceful but unregistered protesters have demanded action against Prime Minister Najib Razak over the mismanagement of billions of dollars in the 1Malaysia...

Study aims to boost strait safety 

To increase safety in one of the world’s busiest waterways, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia have signed an agreement to more accurately map the Straits...

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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...