Rare Malaysia species for sale online

The Malaysian loris is the new pet of choice. Source: Flickr Poachers and smugglers are using social media to trade in rare and protected animals in Malaysia, wildlife conservationists warn. Many endangered creatures,...

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...

Malaysia hunts NK envoy over murder

Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Source: Wikimedia   The Malaysian authorities have named a North Korean diplomat and a state airline official as wanted for questioning over...

Najib tries to explain huge jewellery spending 

Bank cards belonging to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 in one day in 2014 at a luxury...

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...

Malaysia cracks down on Isis suspects

Malaysia’s security services have been on standby since the Asean conferences at the end of last year. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia’s police have detained 15...

Pressure mounts on Suu Kyi over Rohingya

The plight of the Rohingya is attracting increasing attention within Asean. Source: YouTube The British foreign affairs minister, Boris Johnson, is due in Myanmar today...

Malaysia, Cambodia sign taxation, tourism deals

Malaysia and Cambodia are set to ink a double-taxation avoidance (DTA) agreement to boost their bilateral trade ties. The agenda is part of Malaysian Prime...

Mystery names swamp Myanmar electoral roll

Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters On the eve of Myanmar’s election, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) urged voters to remain calm if...

Malaysia hunts owner of three Boeing 747s

Who loses three 747-200Fs? Source: Staticflickr Three massive Boeing 747-200F cargo jets have been abandoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. The airport authorities...

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