Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Johor mourns young prince

Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum. Source: Wikimedia Johor prince Tunku Abdul Jalil was laid to rest at the Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, after...

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...

Malaysia burns tonnes of ivory

The African elephant is being hunted to extinction. Source: YouTube The Malaysian authorities have destroyed 9.5 tonnes of seized elephant ivory to deter smugglers who...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

Rising prices erode Najib’s base 

Malaysia's 1.6 million public servants have traditionally backed Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition, but rising living costs have eroded that support. Civil servants make up...

Malaysia unveils ‘fake news’ bill 

Malaysia is threatening 10-year prison sentences for publishing “fake news” in legislation that critics fear will be used to crack down on dissent ahead...

Mahathir axes Chinese rail project

The Malaysian East Coast Rail project, launched by former prime minister Najib Razak in September, has been suspended along with two other China-backed projects...

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...

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...

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