Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim credited the Palestinian militant group’s sagacity – and Egypt’s opening of its border – for the safe release of Thai nationals taken hostage last month.
PAS lawmaker Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man told parliament that allowing polygamy for Muslim men could help address the issue of Muslim women marrying late in life.
Anwar Ibrahim was responding to calls to cancel the band’s Wednesday concert in Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, an Islamist MP told Malaysia’s parliament it was not possible to boycott all pro-Israel companies and brands.
Ahead of this year’s Apec summit, PM Anwar Ibrahim said that Malaysia is not tilting towards China, but geographically, the country is closer, and the US is equally important and a traditional ally.
A Malaysian MP has apologised to a woman MP for suggesting to her that she could “wear nothing” on the island resort of Langkawi.
Malaysian PM Anwar encouraged his Japanese counterpart to try the spiky fruit during their meeting as he sought to project the country’s ‘soft power’.
Mohamed Sadik Abdul Kadir was struck down with acute mountain sickness while attempting to conquer the 6,476-metre Mera Peak.
Defence and maritime security cooperation – and US$6.3 billion worth of investment – were also discussed during the Japanese prime minister’s visit to Malaysia at the weekend.
Malaysia has begun demanding that concert organisers install a kill switch to ‘cut off electricity supply if there is any unwanted incident’ after members of British band The 1975 shared a same-sex kiss on stage earlier this year.
Athul Sharma performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the snake that had tried to enter a house in Madhya Pradesh state. He told reporters he’d rescued around 500 snakes over his 15-year career.
Malaysia’s government says it will look into a video purportedly showing teachers and students in a school carrying fake weapons.
There had been repeated calls over the years to quash the colonial tradition, which the Royal Selangor Club’s president said was introduced so that ‘sweaty, unkempt’ sportsmen did not ‘offend women folk’ when ‘sharing dirty jokes after a few drinks’.
Around 424,000 children in Malaysia are struggling with their mental health, according to the country’s health minister, who cited survey results showing one in 10 teens had attempted suicide.
Malaysia PM Anwar Ibrahim said he is aware and expects repercussions from the West for defending the Palestinian cause, but will continue to highlight the plight of the Palestinian people.
Malaysia has recorded unhealthy air quality readings in 15 areas as it steps up measures to deal with the worsening haze.
Police said Lin Jun Yong and his friend had snorkelled at Sabah’s Bum-Bum island without wearing safety jackets.
Tan Wei Shan died in August, just days after she underwent a breast enhancement procedure performed by an unlicensed beautician in Malaysia.
The device was installed inside a wall power socket in a room of a lodging establishment in Sabah.
Malaysia has released an initial report on the August 17 fatal plane crash in Selangor, saying the pilot was qualified to fly and the Beechcraft jet was airworthy.
The all-Malay police band were given a standing ovation by customers at Penang shopping centre for their rendition of Cantopop hit ‘Hai Kuo Tian Kong’.
Touted as Malaysia’s top breakfast choice, roti canai ranked first among the ‘Top 50 Best Breads’ by international food guide TasteAtlas.
During the trial stage, the victim broke down in tears when asked about her feelings, saying she considered the man to be like a father to her.
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, has applied to a court to drop her 12 money laundering charges and five tax evasion charges.
The 98-year-old former prime minister hit out at what he characterised as the unwillingness of non-Malays to assimilate, as he accused current leader Anwar Ibrahim of wanting ‘to give this country away to outsiders’.
Muhammad Aqil Naufal Zahiran, 11, said he had been shy about running in front of an audience but was determined to get to the finish line.
Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the former Malaysian prime minister, who was jailed for corruption last year, must ‘get the justice he deserves’.
Sultan Ibrahim Ismail said Johor has had a long-standing good relationship with China since the time of his ancestors.
Victims recount being put into a trance by strangers who convince them to hand over their valuables in return for help ‘to turn their fate around’, police said.
The teacher in question had failed to turn up to class for months, Kota Kinabalu High Court heard. Malaysia’s education minister and the school’s principal were also among the defendants.
Former PMs Mahathir Mohamad and Muhyiddin Yassin ‘will stab PAS’, wrote Umno supreme council member Puad Zarkashi. ‘But PAS will stab them first’.