Malaysia tries to cope with Trump

Malaysia is looking to Asean for export markets. Source: Wikimedia   Malaysia hopes to increase trade with the rest of Asean and Asia with the official...

Najib backs Islamic law

Masjid Selat Melaka. Najib Razak is accused of pandering to the federation’s Muslim majority. Source: Wikimedia   Malaysia's government is backing moves to establish an Islamic...

Malaysia hopeful of US-China trade deal amid heating tensions

Malaysia is hoping for a positive outcome on the United States and China’s year-long trade rift, saying further spat would negatively affect global economies...

Tesco gets offer for Thai, Malaysian stores

Retail giant Tesco could gain around US$9 billion by selling off its Asean businesses, according to a former supermarket chief. Shares in the supermarket...

Fuel firms flee Singapore for KL

Jurong refinery, Singapore. Source: Wikimedia Oil and gas companies in Singapore are moving across the straits to Malaysia, attracted by lower costs as profits tumble. The Financial...

Malaysia’s overflowing inbox

Malaysia's rulers juggle many cultural sensitivities. Source: Flickr Most of Malaysia’s ruling coalition will be pleased to see a busy year ahead with the federation...

Malaysia names central bank boss

Outgoing governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. Source: YouTube Malaysia has appointed Muhammad Ibrahim as central bank governor, after months of market speculation ahead of veteran...

N Korea tyrant’s brother slain in KL

Kim Jong Nam (left) and his half-brother North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Source: YouTube The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

Ringgit sinks amid uncertainty

While Malaysians celebrated the results of the 14th general election, analysts said the near-term economic outlook could be troubled as investors were cautious about...

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...

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