Palm oil trade war looms 

As the more environmentally progressive elements of the European Union discuss ways to cut imports of palm oil, Malaysia and Indonesia are becoming increasingly...

Sabah, Sarawak promised bright future

Sabah and Sarawak will prosper under the Pakatan Harapan federal and state governments, promised Malaysian finance minister Lim Guan Eng as the prime minister...

Malaysia called to probe police over disappearances

The Malaysian human rights commission has called for a probe into the disappearances of a Christian priest and a Muslim Shiite activist after a...

Islamism set to dominate summit

The Petronas Towers. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. US President Barack Obama said Islamist militancy and the South China Sea disputes would dominate Kuala Lumpur’s summits this weekend. After...

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...

Najib promises 1MDB cooperation 

1MDB cash allegedly ended up being spent at Harrod’s in London. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, says he will cooperate with Washington and...

Malaysia hunts NK envoy over murder

Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Source: Wikimedia   The Malaysian authorities have named a North Korean diplomat and a state airline official as wanted for questioning over...

Malaysia-UK arms deal in peril: claim

The European Union’s proposed ban on palm oil could endanger a possible US$6.3 billion defence deal between Malaysia and the UK, the anti-EU British...

Mahathir opens S’pore water dispute 

The price Singapore pays for water is "ridiculous" and Malaysia will try to renegotiate the 100-year supply deal, according to the new reforming prime...

Ex-Goldman bankers charged over 1MDB

US prosecutors have issued criminal charges against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho over the alleged theft of billions...

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Malaysia eyes legal shakeup to bust corruption

The Malaysian government has been called to make major legislative reform to ensure former prime minister Najib Najib’s alleged embezzlement is never repeated. The government’s...

Indonesia restricts social media to end riots

Indonesia has restricted access to Facebook and WhatsApp after rioting broke out in Jakarta in the wake of the presidential election results. Blocking social media...

Canada to retrieve trash from Philippines

Canada has backed down in its dispute with the Philippines, agreeing to take back tonnes of waste shipped to Manila in 103 sea containers.  The...