Malaysia frees journalists as it seeks Australian support over China 

Kuching waterfront, Borneo. Source: Flickr The Australian journalists detained in Malaysia after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak have flown to Singapore after the...

Islamism set to dominate summit

The Petronas Towers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US President Barack Obama said Islamist militancy and the South China Sea disputes would dominate Kuala Lumpur’s summits this weekend. After...

Asean group condemns Myanmar election

Charles Santiago A group of Southeast Asian political leaders claims Myanmar’s government has ensured Sunday’s general election cannot be considered inclusive or credible. The Asean Parliamentarians...

Malaysia invites more Chinese investment

Malaysia’s economy is increasingly tied to China. Source: Wikimedia Kuala Lumpur is reportedly expecting to see rising Chinese investment as firms in the developing giant...

Najib gives himself new powers

Malaysia’s police just got less accountable. Source: Wikimedia A controversial Malaysian security law is becoming law amid increasing political uncertainty. Prime Minister Najib Razak is mired...

S’pore banker jailed over 1MDB

The Wolf of Wall Street was partly funded by 1MDB. Source: Vimeo A Singaporean banker has been jailed for 30 months for his role in moving...

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,...

Central bank boss goes over 1MDB deal 

The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal has forced the resignation of Malaysia’s central bank governor as the new coalition government steps up its investigation...

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...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

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ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Malaysia dismisses UN poverty claims 

Malaysia has rejected a United Nations envoy’s claims that it undercounts poverty rates. Economy Minister Azmin Ali defended the official figure of 0.4 per cent...

Malaysian police ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from speaking on all media

The Royal Malaysia Police have barred Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik from speaking on all media, citing national security concerns. The Head of Corporate Communications...