S’pore wants rail compensation 

Singapore will seek compensation for all costs incurred if Malaysia cancels the planned high-speed railway link with Kuala Lumpur, as relations sour under new...

Umno implosion shakes up Malaysia parliament

Divisions within Malaysia's former ruling party, United Malays National Organisation (Umno), could threaten to destabilise the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition that has ruled since...

Malaysia dismisses UN poverty claims 

Malaysia has rejected a United Nations envoy’s claims that it undercounts poverty rates. Economy Minister Azmin Ali defended the official figure of 0.4 per cent...

KL bullish after ratings downgrade

Malaysian trade minister Mustapa Mohamed. Source: Flickr Malaysian trade minister Mustapa Mohamed said Moody's decision to maintain Malaysia’s sovereign credit rating at A3 on Monday...

Mahathir campaigns against Umno

Mahathir Mohamad in his office on the 86th floor of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Source: Wikimedia Ex-Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning...

Najib: summit shows Asean vital to US

Sunnylands, California. Source: Flickr As the US-Asean leaders summit commences in California, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said it represented US recognition of the diplomatic,...

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...

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 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...

Singapore’s Goh calls for better Malaysia ties

Singapore and Malaysia should build more bridges between their leaders and people, said the city-state’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in response to...

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