Anwar set for Malaysia cabinet return

Jailed former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim (pictured) is well-placed to win the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election on Saturday against six contenders, and mark...

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...

Najib deceived MPs: finance chief 

Malaysia's incoming finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) says the previous administration of Najib Razak deceived voters "about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB". "It is...

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...

Malaysia Airlines to cut costs with Emirates deal

A Boeing 747-400 9M-MPD of Malaysia Airlines in the special "hibiscus" livery. Source: Wikipedia Loss-making carrier Malaysia Airlines, yet to recover from two disasters last year,...

Thai-Malay border wall discussed

The defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand in Bangkok have addressed border controls, dual citizenship and counter-terror cooperation, with a short wall proposed for...

Malaysia crowns new king after predecessor’s marriage

Malaysia has crowned a new king after the surprise abdication of the former monarch to marry a Russian model, although they are already allegedly...

Disney appeals Malaysia ‘gay’ cut

Josh Gad’s character LeFou is “confused about his sexuality”, says director Bill Condon. Disney has appealed against the Malaysian removal of a "gay moment" in...

Freed by ally turned foe turned ally

Anwar Ibrahim (pictured), the one-time jailed rival of Malaysia's new prime minister, has been released from jail and could move directly into government.  He was...

Mahathir quits UMNO, again

Mahathir Mohamad has been ridiculed for quitting Malaysia’s ruling party UMNO for the second time and joining forces with his long-time political opponents who he...

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