Najib tries to delay 1MDB trial again

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has filed another application to delay his trial over seven alleged criminal breaches of trust, abuse of power...

Malaysia, Indonesia threaten EU over palm oil ban

The European Union risks a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at palm oil exports, according to nationalist Prime Minister...

Mahathir in hurry to clear Malaysian debts

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he is in a hurry as he has limited time to live and huge debts need to be...

Singapore’s Goh calls for better Malaysia ties

Singapore and Malaysia should build more bridges between their leaders and people, said the city-state’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in response to...

Malaysia LGBT groups at rally spark backlash

A Malaysian minister has sparked anger by criticising the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups at the weekend’s International Women's Day...

Rohingya refugees arrive on Malaysia shore

A total of 34 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been found on a beach in Malaysia, the first such incident since April last year. The...

Malaysia’s plastic dump demands action

Malaysia has become one of the world's biggest single-use plastic rubbish importers since China rejected much of the world’s unwanted recycling in 2017. One...

Najib alleges witch-hunt ahead of 1MDB trial

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is conducting a charm offensive before his corruption trial begins on February 12. Najib denies around 40 charges...

Goldman ready to cut bonuses over 1MDB

US-based investment bank Goldman Sachs says it could withhold bonuses for former chief executive Lloyd Blankfein and other bosses because of Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign-wealth...

Malaysia pays token high-speed rail compensation

Malaysia has paid Singapore US$15 million to cover the costs of the delayed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project. Singapore's Ministry of Transport confirmed...

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Thailand mulls stimulus to counter political uncertainty 

Amid Thailand’s political uncertainty, Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has unveiled plans for Bt20 billion (US$629 million) of investment to kickstart the economy.  Growth was expected...

European Parliament condemns Brunei sharia laws

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