Mahathir reviving economy: minister 

Economic relations between Malaysia and Singapore are still “good”, according to Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.  He said issues over the 1962...

Malaysia frees journalists as it seeks Australian support over China 

Kuching waterfront, Borneo. Source: Flickr The Australian journalists detained in Malaysia after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak have flown to Singapore after the...

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...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

KL rail tender due this week

Jurong East in Singapore. Source: Wikimedia The tender for the high-speed rail (HSR) scheme connecting Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is expected to be called within...

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...

Jews rage at Mahathir nose comment 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has reignited accusations of anti-Semitism, blaming Jews for conflicts in West Asia and calling them “hook-nosed”. The 93-year-old has been...

Malaysia U-turns on foreign recruitment

Shiva Temple, Puthia, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Bangladesh has a rich supply of labour. Source: Flickr Malaysia said it was freezing recruitment of all foreign workers...

Najib Razak’s trial deferred anew

The ongoing trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case has been deferred anew amid the conditional movement control order (CMCO). This...

Malaysia seeks reopening of border with Singapore anew

The Malaysian government was planning to reopen its shared border with Singapore as it sought to generate more revenues for the economy that was...

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