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...

Fuel firms flee Singapore for KL

Jurong refinery, Singapore. Source: Wikimedia Oil and gas companies in Singapore are moving across the straits to Malaysia, attracted by lower costs as profits tumble. The Financial...

Lim warns of tighter KL budget 

Malaysian has announced belt-tightening measures to cut liabilities over RM1 trillion (US$250 billion) that exploded under former prime minister Najib Razak.  The new finance minister,...

Iran to sign KL trade deal

Isfahan. The end of UN sanctions could help unlock Iran’s architectural gems. Source: Flickr Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Malaysia on the second...

Myanmar to bring jailed migrants home

The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya has attracted attention to the wider issues faces by the nation's migrants. Source: Flickr Nay Pyi Taw has announced that...

Muslim pact could dominate Malaysian politics

Muslims make up the bulk of multicultural Malaysia's population. Source Wikimedia A Muslim Malaysian political party that split from the opposition bloc has declared its intention to make...

Jakarta distraught over flag mishap

Indonesia has accused the organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia of negligence after its nondescript flag was printed upside down, making it look...

Malaysia leads way on terror policy

Muslim Malaysia is trying to promote a positive alternative to extremism. Source: Flickr Kuala Lumpur has recently hosted several large, regional summits and is claiming to...

Indonesia axes palm-oil levies

To support its farmers, Indonesia today (Wednesday) relaxed rules on palm-oil levies and its associated products following a drop in prices. The world’s largest exporter...

Mystery names swamp Myanmar electoral roll

Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters On the eve of Myanmar’s election, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) urged voters to remain calm if...

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