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...

Malaysian IS video threatens revenge

Malaysia’s military and police say they are on their toes. Source: Wikimedia The so-called Southeast Asian wing of Islamic State has threatened to take revenge...

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...

Palm-oil bosses slam UK ban

The Indonesian- and Malaysian-dominated Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) says the UK supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to remove palm oil from its...

Rare Malaysia species for sale online

The Malaysian loris is the new pet of choice. Source: Flickr Poachers and smugglers are using social media to trade in rare and protected animals in Malaysia, wildlife conservationists warn. Many endangered creatures,...

Malaysia lesbian caning sparks outrage

A Malaysian MP has called for laws that criminalise homosexuality to be axed after the caning of two women convicted by a sharia court...

Mahathir: immaturing with age

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Source: Flickr Malaysia's turbulent political scene took a peculiar twist last week, even by the federation's standards, when the former...

KL bullish after ratings downgrade

Malaysian trade minister Mustapa Mohamed. Source: Flickr Malaysian trade minister Mustapa Mohamed said Moody's decision to maintain Malaysia’s sovereign credit rating at A3 on Monday...

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...

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...

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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...