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...

Malaysia files Goldman with 1MDB charges 

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former managers over the alleged theft of billions through the 1Malaysia Development...

Malays celebrate Mahathir discrimination U-turn

Around 55,000 Malaysian Muslims protested in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend against an alleged attempt to remove ethnic Malays of their privileges, putting pressure...

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...

Singapore airport faces airspace challenge 

Malaysia says it wants to take control of the airspace over south Johor that has been controlled by Singapore since 1974 after new flight...

Malaysia chokes on plastic junk 

The US, Japan and the UK are the three biggest plastic waste exporters to Malaysia, accounting for 53 per cent of the 754,000 tonnes...

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