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...

Malaysia loses Paralympic event over Israeli ban

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has prevented Malaysia from hosting the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships after it banned Israeli competitors from attending. The championships, a...

Murdered model’s father testifies in Malaysia

Shaariibuu Setev, the father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, has told the Malaysian High Court that his daughter travelled to Malaysia in October...

Singapore welcomes Malaysian delegates

Singapore’s Foreign Ministry says Malaysian Economic Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali is visiting the city-state, despite recent difficulties with Johor’s chief minister. Bilateral tensions are...

Mahathir refuses to extend PM term

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) has reminded his supporters that he is only holding the post temporarily, despite calls for him to complete...

Umno implosion shakes up Malaysia parliament

Divisions within Malaysia's former ruling party, United Malays National Organisation (Umno), could threaten to destabilise the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition that has ruled since...

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China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

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