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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor to visit Singapore after court orders temporary release of passport

Rosmah, who is currently on trial for graft, had sought for the release of her passport to visit her pregnant daughter in the city state.

Rosmah, who is currently on trial for graft, had sought for the release of her passport to visit her pregnant daughter in the city state.

15 Oct 2021 - 3:58PM
Malaysia shop sells paper Covid-19 vaccines for Hungry Ghost Festival

Shop owner Raymond Shieh came up with the idea after reading distressing recollections of those who lost their loved ones before they had a chance to be immunised.

Shop owner Raymond Shieh came up with the idea after reading distressing recollections of those who lost their loved ones before they had a chance to be immunised.

19 Aug 2021 - 5:40PM
Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan passes the baton at Berjaya Corp

Tan, who surprised the corporate world with the appointment of Abdul Jalil Abdul Rasheed as the group’s new CEO, says this is the first step towards him taking a back seat.

Tan, who surprised the corporate world with the appointment of Abdul Jalil Abdul Rasheed as the group’s new CEO, says this is the first step towards him taking a back seat.

27 Mar 2021 - 11:41AM
Malaysia’s fake ‘datuks’: move to launch register of genuine title holders after bogus honorifics found being sold online

Fake credentials, as well as medals, car emblems and other associated paraphernalia, have been sold online for as little as US$19,520, according to The Council of Federal Datuks of Malaysia.

Fake credentials, as well as medals, car emblems and other associated paraphernalia, have been sold online for as little as US$19,520, according to The Council of Federal Datuks of Malaysia.

9 Mar 2021 - 2:30PM
Penang’s durian season will arrive late this year but harvest expected to be high quality

Late arrival ‘helps to ensure that the durian pulp will come out thick and sticky, unlike previous years where the pulp was too moist’.

Late arrival ‘helps to ensure that the durian pulp will come out thick and sticky, unlike previous years where the pulp was too moist’.

4 Mar 2021 - 7:45PM
Malaysia 1MDB trial: I wouldn’t have taken the job if I knew money was being stolen, ex-CEO tells court

Hazem said he had thought the sovereign wealth fund was set up for political party Umno’s benefit as told to him by fugitive businessman Jho Low.

Hazem said he had thought the sovereign wealth fund was set up for political party Umno’s benefit as told to him by fugitive businessman Jho Low.

6 Jan 2021 - 8:37PM
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s mother Rahah Mohd Noah dies at 87

There are no words to describe this loss, Najib said in a tweet.

There are no words to describe this loss, Najib said in a tweet.

18 Dec 2020 - 6:26PM
Malaysia’s Mahathir says ready to form ‘unity government’ if Muhyiddin’s budget fails to pass parliament on Tuesday

The former prime minister said Malaysia ‘has too many problems’ and indicated he would be happy to lead it for a third time ‘if I have enough votes’.

The former prime minister said Malaysia ‘has too many problems’ and indicated he would be happy to lead it for a third time ‘if I have enough votes’.

18 Dec 2020 - 12:37AM
Malaysian boy, 9, wins Nasa competition with toilet invention for astronauts on the moon

Zyson Kang, 9, beat some 900 other children with his ‘Spacesuit Lunar Toilet’ invention to win Nasa’s Lunar Loo Challenge.

Zyson Kang, 9, beat some 900 other children with his ‘Spacesuit Lunar Toilet’ invention to win Nasa’s Lunar Loo Challenge.

6 Nov 2020 - 5:26PM
Malaysian beauty salon says sorry for model’s deadly liposuction treatment

Relatives of the owners of the salon attended Coco Siew’s wake and apologised to her family.

Relatives of the owners of the salon attended Coco Siew’s wake and apologised to her family.

22 Oct 2020 - 3:44PM
Malaysian model’s death after bungled liposuction puts spotlight on risks of visiting shady salons

Bride-to-be Coco Siew Zhi Shing died after undergoing liposuction at a beauty salon in Kuala Lumpur that reportedly did not have the licence to carry out the procedure.

Bride-to-be Coco Siew Zhi Shing died after undergoing liposuction at a beauty salon in Kuala Lumpur that reportedly did not have the licence to carry out the procedure.

21 Oct 2020 - 1:19PM
Murder suspected after Malaysian couple, toddler son found dead in London flat

Scotland Yard believe Poorna and her three-year old son Kailash had been dead for some time in a flat in Brentford.

Scotland Yard believe Poorna and her three-year old son Kailash had been dead for some time in a flat in Brentford.

7 Oct 2020 - 1:11PM
Chinese buy US$15 million worth of Malaysian Musang King durian in one-hour online sale

China imported 600,000 tonnes of durian worth US$1.7 billion last year, with 7,700 tonnes worth US$67 million coming from Malaysia.

China imported 600,000 tonnes of durian worth US$1.7 billion last year, with 7,700 tonnes worth US$67 million coming from Malaysia.

6 Oct 2020 - 12:21PM
Malaysia’s SEA Gamer Mall confirms two top staff members charged by US in hacking scam

The US Department of Justice charged five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians with hacking over 100 companies in the US and elsewhere.

The US Department of Justice charged five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians with hacking over 100 companies in the US and elsewhere.

17 Sep 2020 - 5:20PM
Malaysian foreign minister sorry after caught vaping in parliament

A video showed Hishammuddin Hussein sneaking a vape behind his face mask while transport minister Wee addressed lawmakers.

A video showed Hishammuddin Hussein sneaking a vape behind his face mask while transport minister Wee addressed lawmakers.

6 Aug 2020 - 11:05PM
Malaysian minister says no funds for tech to screen for child porn in airports

Zahidi says the Multimedia and Communications Ministry lacks funding for a technology where the devices of visitors can be scanned at airports to detect child porn.

Zahidi says the Multimedia and Communications Ministry lacks funding for a technology where the devices of visitors can be scanned at airports to detect child porn.

3 Aug 2020 - 4:30PM
Malaysia’s Erica Eng wins prestigious Eisner Award with Fried Rice webcomic

Erica Eng is the first person from Malaysia to win an Eisner, the equivalent of the Oscars for the comic world.

Erica Eng is the first person from Malaysia to win an Eisner, the equivalent of the Oscars for the comic world.

28 Jul 2020 - 3:51PM
Malaysia’s last living amah searches for her roots, hopes to reunite with family in China

The 105-year-old, who remembers her Cantonese name as Ngan Dou Tai, is in search of her real identity.

The 105-year-old, who remembers her Cantonese name as Ngan Dou Tai, is in search of her real identity.

9 Jul 2020 - 8:27PM
1MDB fugitive Jho Low’s Beverly Hills hotel on sale for US$100 million

The boutique Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel has 116 rooms, a rooftop pool and jet-setting clientele. Interested? Give the US government a bell.

The boutique Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel has 116 rooms, a rooftop pool and jet-setting clientele. Interested? Give the US government a bell.

7 Jul 2020 - 2:57PM
Singapore-Malaysia border opening decision ‘in August’

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin also said cross-border travel discussions were ongoing with five countries categorised as Covid-19 green zones.

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin also said cross-border travel discussions were ongoing with five countries categorised as Covid-19 green zones.

7 Jul 2020 - 12:53PM
Instagram post lands man back in jail for insulting Malaysian king

Factory worker who had already served one jail term for insulting the monarchy on Facebook gets a second sentence after repeating the offence on Instagram.

Factory worker who had already served one jail term for insulting the monarchy on Facebook gets a second sentence after repeating the offence on Instagram.

7 Jul 2020 - 11:41AM
Anwar too unpopular with Malays to be prime minister: Mahathir

‘It was only when I joined we managed to win,’ says the veteran politician of the Pakatan Harapan’s election victory in 2018.

‘It was only when I joined we managed to win,’ says the veteran politician of the Pakatan Harapan’s election victory in 2018.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:24PM
Man who ignored wife’s ‘premonition’ dies on fishing trip in Malaysia

Man’s wife had warned him to cancel a fishing trip with his friends, but he went anyway and paid the ultimate price when his boat sank, killing him and three others.

Man’s wife had warned him to cancel a fishing trip with his friends, but he went anyway and paid the ultimate price when his boat sank, killing him and three others.

1 Jul 2020 - 2:22PM
Malaysia police hunt Singapore man for smuggling drugs by drone into city state

Mohamad Azli Ahmad Said is accused of launching the drone from Johor Bahru’s main city square one evening. Police said the 40-year-old is also wanted in Singapore on drug offences.

Mohamad Azli Ahmad Said is accused of launching the drone from Johor Bahru’s main city square one evening. Police said the 40-year-old is also wanted in Singapore on drug offences.

22 Jun 2020 - 6:35PM
‘Tired of it’: In Malaysia, durian glut sees popular fruit sell for cheap

One villager near the border with Thailand reported selling up to three buckets of the fruit for as little as US$11.

One villager near the border with Thailand reported selling up to three buckets of the fruit for as little as US$11.

18 Jun 2020 - 4:44PM
Hong Kong will benefit from national security law in long-term: Malaysian billionaire Cheah Cheng Hye

The Value Partners Group co-chairman said the legislation will act as a cornerstone for the region’s progress.

The Value Partners Group co-chairman said the legislation will act as a cornerstone for the region’s progress.

30 May 2020 - 10:45PM
Coronavirus: visitors entering Malaysia must pay for mandatory quarantine, minister says

Malaysian citizens returning from abroad will have to pay 50 per cent of the US$34 per day cost while non-citizens have to bear the full expense.

Malaysian citizens returning from abroad will have to pay 50 per cent of the US$34 per day cost while non-citizens have to bear the full expense.

21 May 2020 - 12:01PM
Coronavirus: Malaysian shops reopen but retailers count cost of spoiled merchandise

Shopping centres have been urged to adopt temperature checks and provide hand sanitisers to restore customers’ confidence.

Shopping centres have been urged to adopt temperature checks and provide hand sanitisers to restore customers’ confidence.

12 May 2020 - 3:00PM
Coronavirus: Daughter of Malaysia’s former deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi fined for flouting lockdown

The daughter and son-in-law of Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were fined 800 ringgit each for travelling to Putrajaya for a meeting.

The daughter and son-in-law of Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were fined 800 ringgit each for travelling to Putrajaya for a meeting.

5 May 2020 - 9:19PM
Malaysia arrests 14 Chinese men who targeted victims from China in cryptocurrency scam

The 14 men targeted victims from the mainland by impersonating successful investors and setting up group chats with them.

The 14 men targeted victims from the mainland by impersonating successful investors and setting up group chats with them.

19 Apr 2020 - 11:28PM