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...

Australian metal band detained in Malaysia

Jamie Hope from I Killed the Prom Queen Australian metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen are being held by Malaysian immigration after they...

Abu Sayyaf release child hostage

Philippine Marines training with US Marines. The Philippines has one of the region’s worst equipped armed forces. Source: Wikipedia Abu Sayyaf militants have freed the three-year-old grandson...

1MDB funded Scorsese movie: US

The Wolf of Wall Street was partly funded by the Malaysian public. Source: YouTube Najib Razak, prime minister of Malaysia, has announced that the republic...

KL police vow to bust protest

A Bersih protest last year. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia’s police have pledged to break up ongoing candlelit vigils demanding the release of Bersih movement’s Maria Chin...

Malaysian parties fail to inspire

Malaysians go to the polls next year as the complacent Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition eyes another five-year term. But voters are understandably uninspired as they...

Lim warns of tighter KL budget 

Malaysian has announced belt-tightening measures to cut liabilities over RM1 trillion (US$250 billion) that exploded under former prime minister Najib Razak.  The new finance minister,...

Customs raid saves baby orangutans 

Two young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were reportedly among around 450 animals rescued from a boat travelling from Malaysia to Thailand as...

1MDB’s Hollywood mansion set for forced sale  

US prosecutors are seeking to sell a US$39-million Hollywood mansion purportedly bought by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho with pilfered cash from the 1Malaysia Development...

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Singapore exceeded estimates for economic growth in the third quarter with the city-state’s authorities claiming that a full recovery will be secured next year. GDP...

Asean climate crises loom after decades of abuse 

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The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought – compounded by dams –...