Najib faces 6 more charges

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (pictured) has been charged with six counts of criminal breach of trust, involving more than US$1.5 billion of...

Anwar wins re-election in Malaysia

Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and inmate, Anwar Ibrahim (pictured), has won his parliamentary by-election, paving the way to eventually replace Prime Minister Mahathir...

Anwar set for Malaysia cabinet return

Jailed former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim (pictured) is well-placed to win the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election on Saturday against six contenders, and mark...

Malaysia tries to woo EU on palm-oil safety

Malaysia has agreed to nominate palm-oil specialists to sit on a European Commission group to assess the role of the controversial product as a...

Malaysia hits Rosmah with 17 graft charges

Former Malaysian first lady Rosmah Mansor (pictured) has received 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering after her husband, Najib Razak, was handed numerous...

Jews rage at Mahathir nose comment 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has reignited accusations of anti-Semitism, blaming Jews for conflicts in West Asia and calling them “hook-nosed”. The 93-year-old has been...

Singapore agrees high-speed rail link delay

Singapore could have rejected the Malaysian request to delay the high-speed rail (HSR) project to Kuala Lumpur and demanded compensation, according to the city-state’s...

Customs raid saves baby orangutans 

Two young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were reportedly among around 450 animals rescued from a boat travelling from Malaysia to Thailand as...

Najib faces more 1MDB charges

Malaysian police have arrested ex-prime minister Najib Razak, who is now facing at least 21 charges related to more than US$620 million in public...

Sabah, Sarawak promised bright future

Sabah and Sarawak will prosper under the Pakatan Harapan federal and state governments, promised Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng as the prime minister...

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