Malaysia News

Singapore and Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

The suspension marks a delay in yet another project since a new Malaysian government came into power last year pledging to tighten finances and review major deals.

Southeast Asia talking trash (literally) with West: The Philippines is latest in line

Faced with a massive trash problem of their own making, Southeast Asia too is pushing back and increasingly rejecting foreign trash imports fearing they could become the next dumping ground.


Malaysian teen jumps to death after Instagram poll, sparks call for probe

Under Malaysian law, anyone convicted of abetting the suicide of a minor could face the death penalty or up to 20 years' jail.

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of poisoning North Korean leader's half-brother

Defence lawyers have maintained the women were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents. The women said they thought they were part of a reality prank show and did not know they were poisoning Kim.

Malaysia to revive second major China-linked project

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Cabinet agreed to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia project, which is expected to cost 140 billion ringgit ($33.8 billion).

Explained: Malaysia's ex PM and the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak now faces multiple charges of money laundering, abuse of power, and criminal breach of trust.


How both women accused of murdering Kim Jong Un's brother, Kim Jong Nam, were let off

On February 13, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, entered the Kuala Lumpur airport to fly to Macau when he was assassinated. Both women accused of the murder have been acquitted of murder.

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as poisonings become "more critical"

As of Monday, 44 people were in hospital where six were in intensive care. Thirty-three of them are pupils.

Malaysian royals to vote for a new king after surprise resignation

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy and the king assumes a largely ceremonial role, including acting as custodian of Islam in the Muslim-majority country.

Malaysian miracle

Mahathir Mohammed must go beyond fighting corruption, he must push for political and social liberalisation.

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Malaysia's former leader Najib in the dock as graft trial begins

The international scandal has been roiling the South East Asian country in recent years, and led to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s poll demise in 2018, ending his 10-year rule.

Inside pictures of human trafficking camp in Malaysia

Authorities say there are 139 suspected graves in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. Most were believed to be members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and impoverished migrants from Bangladesh.


Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit together in Malaysia

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is in Malaysia for his concert Temptation Reloaded along with the dancing queen Madhuri Dixit.