Malaysia opens anti-monopoly probe into Grab

Malaysia has opened an anti-monopoly investigation into the Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, amid calls for greater competition. The Malaysia Competition Commission’s CEO, Iskandar Ismail, said...

Central bank ‘defeats’ cyber hack

The Bank Negara Malaysia central bank says it was the victim of a cyber attack using fraudulent wire transfers as hackers increasingly hit the...

Asean takes on Suu Kyi over Rohingya 

Thousands of Rohingya are forced to live in squalid camps. Source: Flickr Malaysia's foreign secretary has confronted Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency...

Ex-PM faces ridicule amid probe

Malaysia’s scandal-ridden former prime minister Najib Razak is facing investigators for a second time in a week over the scandal involving the state-owned 1MDB...

Mahathir’s opposition party suspended 

Malaysia has ordered former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's year-old party to halt its activities ahead of this year’s general election. Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM)'s...

Myanmar mining Rakhine border: sources

Myanmar has been accused by government sources in Dhaka of laying landmines along its Rakhine State border with Bangladesh. It was claimed the purpose may...

KL airport security disabled: security chief

Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Source: Wikimedia Around 15 Malaysian immigration officers have been sacked and dozens more have been suspended or redeployed after they appear to...

Tax break set to spark retail boom 

Malaysian traders are purportedly hoping for growth as consumers will be more willing to spend more now the goods and services tax (GST) has...

Malaysia, Indonesia threaten EU over palm oil ban

The European Union risks a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at palm oil exports, according to nationalist Prime Minister...

Rebel commander detained, son killed

Cotabato City’s Golden Mosque. Source: Flickr   A leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was arrested and his escort was killed in the southern...

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