Najib set to clean up in Sarawak poll

The main entrance to the Niah Caves in Sarawak. The sprawling state is largely rural. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is working hard...

S’pore jails 1MDB banker

A Singapore court has jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for 4½ years for money laundering linked to the theft of...

Shell sells Malaysian arm to Chinese firm

A Shell petrol station in Sabah, Malaysia. Source: Wikimedia Royal Dutch Shell said it had agreed to sell its shares in Shell Refining Company in...

Model hands back ‘1MDB’ jewellery

Australian model Miranda Kerr (pictured) has been forced to hand over jewellery worth an estimated US$8 million associated with the Malaysian 1MDB corruption case. The...

Najib calls for Asean terror strategy

Malaysia’s armed forces are on a terror alert. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is asking for a united Asean strategy to tackle terrorism. The...

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...

Palm-oil price plummets

Malaysian palm-oil futures fell for a fourth straight day this week, hitting a two-year low, as weak sentiment persisted due to concerns about a...

Mahathir expects Najib charges soon 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he expects charges against former premier Najib Razak soon over the alleged embezzlement of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

Umno chiefs welcome olive branch to opposition

Umno President Najib Razak’s willingness to work with his PAS opponents is being seen as an important move towards national unity. Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid...

Nomura picks 2018 GDP winners 

Prolonged growth in Indonesia and the Philippines will extend beyond 2018 driven by domestic demand and infrastructural projects, Nomura Securities investment bank has predicted.  The...

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