The Generation Endgame bill initially sought to create a smoke-free Malaysia by banning those born on or after January 1, 2007, from buying tobacco or vapes.
Tour operators in Malaysia usually compete with larger agencies from China that organise prearranged, prepaid trips for their clients.
Critics say the Malaysian prime minister hasn’t made any meaningful progress on a host of goals, including tackling corruption, cutting red tape and addressing the rising costs of living.
Anwar has been championing the Palestinian cause but his allies want him to refocus his attention on domestic policies.
Malaysia’s move to grow its rare earth industry by deepening ties with Australian mining giant Lynas has fuelled more fears of environmental damage.
Authorities are on alert for un-Islamic actions at concerts after a UK pop star kissed his male bandmate on stage and slammed Malaysia’s anti-LGBTQ laws.
Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim’s ardent pro-Palestinian campaign could pose risks to his domestic agenda including policy enactment and stabilising his coalition.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim faces the tricky task of adjusting the politically sensitive subsidy programme while placating voters.
A decades-old policy favouring local players over foreign investors has dulled Malaysia’s competitive edge. Anwar Ibrahim’s administration wants to make the country ‘the darling of investors’ again.
Electric vehicles still only account for a fraction of Southeast Asia’s total car sales, but with a recent triple-digit surge in demand driven by consumers in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia that could be about to change.
Officials spent US$100 million on some 8.5 million vaccine doses that went unused, while US$4.2 million was wasted on mostly faulty ventilators, a parliamentary report said.
The Malaysian ringgit is set to remain weak due to external factors such as the global economic slowdown and the ongoing Ukraine and Israel-Gaza wars.
Over 1,000 people rallied in Malaysia’s capital after Friday prayers, to demand the US take responsibility for enabling Israel’s aggression.
Malaysia has long supported the Palestinian cause, advocating a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict and even hosting Hamas leaders.
Japan is stepping up promotions of its seafood products in Southeast Asia but some consumers remain sceptical about Tokyo’s food-safety assurances post-Fukushima.
About 15,000 people, including former PM Muhyiddin Yassin, gathered at the national mosque in Kuala Lumpur to condemn Israel’s offensive in Gaza.
The government plans to implement a targeted subsidy system to help those who are truly in need of aid, but it runs the risk of becoming too complicated.
Singapore ‘strongly’ condemned the attacks on Israel, while politicians in Malaysia and Indonesia came down firmly on the Palestinians’ side.
Malaysia recorded unhealthy air levels in several areas across the country on Monday, while air quality in Indonesia’s South Sumatra also hit ‘dangerous’ levels.
Malaysia has a history of failing to follow through after signing numerous memorandums with foreign firms but this could change with a proper ‘monitoring process’.
The protest comes amid public outrage over what has been described as a betrayal of PM Anwar Ibrahim’s reform promises and anti-corruption pledge.
Renewed interest in Forest City also comes amid talk of reviving another Belt and Road Initiative project in Malaysia, the US$10 billion Melaka Gateway.
The decision to drop corruption charges against Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi sparked criticism that the move is a betrayal of PM Anwar’s reform agenda.
Norwegian police say the ‘serious and complicated’ case involves an attempt to eavesdrop on the prime minister’s office in Oslo.
PM Anwar Ibrahim says poverty eradication, boosting exports of services and establishing an economy driven by the halal industry are key to his economic plans.
PM Anwar Ibrahim is luring foreign professionals next door with tax breaks and easy visa access, but investors are waiting for more clarity on the condo project.
To stem the tide of Malaysia’s green wave, Anwar’s multiracial administration took a noticeable turn towards the right in what was seen as an effort to defend Malay conservative values.
Muhyiddin still faces three corruption charges for allegedly soliciting bribes and laundering tens of millions of dollars between 2020 and 2022.
Opposition Perikatan Nasional made significant gains, especially in Selangor and Penang, as Anwar’s bloc lost large tracts of Malay support.
Early unofficial counts indicated voting trends going along initial forecasts, with the incumbent governments expected to retain power.