Indonesia leaves Malaysia behind in biodiesel production

Indonesia's vehicles will soon by running on a little more palm oil Jakarta is committed to push for higher production and consumption of biodiesel, to...

Endangered elephant shot 70 times, tusks removed

Malaysian officials on Monday said an endangered Borneo pygmy elephant was found dead in the state of Sabah last week with about 70 gunshot...

Jakarta distraught over flag mishap

Indonesia has accused the organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia of negligence after its nondescript flag was printed upside down, making it look...

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...

‘Exorcist’ child-killer gets death

A court in Myanmar has sentenced to death a so-called sorcerer for killing three pre-school children in an exorcism ritual he believed would banish...

Malaysia calls on UK to ditch EU palm-oil restrictions

Malaysia has offered the UK a post-Brexit trade deal if it abandons the European Union’s position on environmentally ruinous palm oil. Malaysia’s 94-year-old prime minister,...

Malaysia hits Rosmah with 17 graft charges

Former Malaysian first lady Rosmah Mansor (pictured) has received 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering after her husband, Najib Razak, was handed numerous...

Mahathir axes Chinese projects 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has formally said he will cancel two costly Chinese infrastructure projects.  The cancellation of the projects, part of China’s Belt...

Protest greets Malaysian aid ship

Myanmar is under increasing international pressure to address the Rohingya crisis. Source: Wikimedia Buddhist protesters greeted a Malaysian ship as it docked in Yangon carrying...

Malaysia on war footing for Asean summit

Barack Obama will be addressing the Asean summit.Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Around 4,000 police officers will provide security for the 27th Asean summit in Malaysia this...

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