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Hong Kong property buyers fall in love with Malaysia’s Penang and stars like Aaron Kwok agree

Cheaper prices, regular flights and lower cost of living prove hard to resist, even for Hong Kong celebrities like Aaron Kwok, Hugo Ng and Dickson Lee.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:52PM

Cheaper prices, regular flights and lower cost of living prove hard to resist, even for Hong Kong celebrities like Aaron Kwok, Hugo Ng and Dickson Lee.

Hong Kong property buyers fall in love with Malaysia’s Penang and stars like Aaron Kwok agree
Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak says Saudi king donated millions to ensure stability

The former premier testified that the funds from the late King Abdullah were a sign of support and to ensure political stability.

4 Dec 2019 - 8:38PM

The former premier testified that the funds from the late King Abdullah were a sign of support and to ensure political stability.

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak says Saudi king donated millions to ensure stability
Malaysia detains 104 Chinese citizens in online scam syndicate raid

The online scam, which was run out of Kota Kinabalu, targeted victims from China, as the mainland clamps down on internet syndicates.

28 Nov 2019 - 10:20AM

The online scam, which was run out of Kota Kinabalu, targeted victims from China, as the mainland clamps down on internet syndicates.

Malaysia detains 104 Chinese citizens in online scam syndicate raid
Chinese nationals will be taught how to ‘behave in Malaysia’, ambassador says

China’s ambassador to Malaysia said the embassy had received several reports of tourists who did not respect the sensitivities of Malaysians.

24 Nov 2019 - 10:35PM

China’s ambassador to Malaysia said the embassy had received several reports of tourists who did not respect the sensitivities of Malaysians.

Chinese nationals will be taught how to ‘behave in Malaysia’, ambassador says
Malaysian photo shoot at Christian cemetery provokes online furore

Malay women dressed in wedding gowns were photographed alongside tombstones and the images have been criticised as distasteful.

8 Nov 2019 - 7:30PM

Malay women dressed in wedding gowns were photographed alongside tombstones and the images have been criticised as distasteful.

Malaysian photo shoot at Christian cemetery provokes online furore
Malaysia ‘won’t go to war’ with country hosting 1MDB fugitive Jho Low, says Mahathir Mohamad

The prime minister said Malaysia was not ‘a very strong nation’ and did not have much bargaining power

7 Nov 2019 - 5:54PM

The prime minister said Malaysia was not ‘a very strong nation’ and did not have much bargaining power

Malaysia ‘won’t go to war’ with country hosting 1MDB fugitive Jho Low, says Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysian finance minister admits writing foreword for banned pro-China comic

The Home Ministry recently banned the book, which was distributed in some schools, for cultural insensitivity.

30 Oct 2019 - 3:38PM

The Home Ministry recently banned the book, which was distributed in some schools, for cultural insensitivity.

Malaysian finance minister admits writing foreword for banned pro-China comic
Chinese woman charged with drink-driving, running over Malaysian motorcyclist

Liu Shasha, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, rammed her car into a 58-year-old public health assistant.

30 Oct 2019 - 1:16PM

Liu Shasha, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, rammed her car into a 58-year-old public health assistant.

Chinese woman charged with drink-driving, running over Malaysian motorcyclist
Malaysian lawmakers, CEO charged over links to Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers

Assemblymen G. Saminathan and P. Gunasekaran were charged for supporting the militant group at an event held in 2018.

29 Oct 2019 - 5:11PM

Assemblymen G. Saminathan and P. Gunasekaran were charged for supporting the militant group at an event held in 2018.

Malaysian lawmakers, CEO charged over links to Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers
Second Singapore restaurant under fire for using arcade claw machine on live lobsters

The seafood outlet, which initially used the machine on live animals, says it does not let customers play with the mechanical claw function.

29 Oct 2019 - 2:15PM

The seafood outlet, which initially used the machine on live animals, says it does not let customers play with the mechanical claw function.

Second Singapore restaurant under fire for using arcade claw machine on live lobsters
Malaysian court frees woman driver charged with killing eight teen cyclists

The crash occurred in the early hours of the morning on February 18, 2017 and involved a group of more than 30 youngsters who were racing each other on a dimly lit road in Johor Baharu.

29 Oct 2019 - 10:20AM

The crash occurred in the early hours of the morning on February 18, 2017 and involved a group of more than 30 youngsters who were racing each other on a dimly lit road in Johor Baharu.

Malaysian court frees woman driver charged with killing eight teen cyclists
Malaysia detains woman for trying to smuggle heroin hidden in frozen durians

The drug, weighing 6.13kg, was discovered at an airport in Subang during a raid on a cargo company.

18 Oct 2019 - 8:44PM

The drug, weighing 6.13kg, was discovered at an airport in Subang during a raid on a cargo company.

Malaysia detains woman for trying to smuggle heroin hidden in frozen durians
Singaporean man arrested over murder of wife and son in Malaysia

Melaka police said the suspect was arrested with the cooperation of authorities from the city state.

11 Oct 2019 - 9:18PM

Melaka police said the suspect was arrested with the cooperation of authorities from the city state.

Singaporean man arrested over murder of wife and son in Malaysia
1MDB scandal: Jho Low ‘spotted in Hollywood’ but Malaysia’s police chief doesn’t believe it

Abdul Hamid Bador dismissed a report by a US entertainment website that claimed Low was seen at a dinner party, saying: ‘I’m pretty sure he is not there’.

10 Oct 2019 - 1:21PM

Abdul Hamid Bador dismissed a report by a US entertainment website that claimed Low was seen at a dinner party, saying: ‘I’m pretty sure he is not there’.

1MDB scandal: Jho Low ‘spotted in Hollywood’ but Malaysia’s police chief doesn’t believe it
No backlash from Beijing, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad says, after he urged Carrie Lam to quit

‘I was asked for my opinion as to what [Lam] should do, and my reply was that she is in a dilemma and she should resign,’ Mahathir says.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:12PM

‘I was asked for my opinion as to what [Lam] should do, and my reply was that she is in a dilemma and she should resign,’ Mahathir says.

No backlash from Beijing, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad says, after he urged Carrie Lam to quit
Singapore driver caught in Malaysia with 116 outstanding tickets pays US$6,684 in fines

The man, in his 60s, was among those detained in a three-day operation dubbed ‘Op Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing’, which began at 6am on Friday.

29 Sep 2019 - 11:05PM

The man, in his 60s, was among those detained in a three-day operation dubbed ‘Op Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing’, which began at 6am on Friday.

Singapore driver caught in Malaysia with 116 outstanding tickets pays US$6,684 in fines
Najib Razak’s defence team wants Jho Low ‘produced as soon as possible’ to determine truth in 1MDB corruption trial

Defence counsel Muhammad Shafee argued testimony asserting close relationship between Najib and Jho Low should be treated as ‘hearsay’ and rendered inadmissible unless Jho Low appears in court.

24 Sep 2019 - 3:29PM

Defence counsel Muhammad Shafee argued testimony asserting close relationship between Najib and Jho Low should be treated as ‘hearsay’ and rendered inadmissible unless Jho Low appears in court.

Najib Razak’s defence team wants Jho Low ‘produced as soon as possible’ to determine truth in 1MDB corruption trial
Najib was ‘briefed’ to say Jho Low had no role in 1MDB, former aide testifies

A former special officer to Najib Razak has testified that the ex-Malaysian prime minister was briefed on a document prepared by fugitive businessman Jho Low which stated he had no role in the 1MDB scandal.

10 Sep 2019 - 7:37PM

A former special officer to Najib Razak has testified that the ex-Malaysian prime minister was briefed on a document prepared by fugitive businessman Jho Low which stated he had no role in the 1MDB scandal.

Najib was ‘briefed’ to say Jho Low had no role in 1MDB, former aide testifies
1MDB scandal: Najib Razak offered projects to Beijing in exchange for help to resolve debt, says former aide at trial

The East Coast Rail Link, a gas pipeline and high-speed rail were among the infrastructure projects offered to a Chinese state-owned group, former aide Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin told the High Court.

4 Sep 2019 - 7:32PM

The East Coast Rail Link, a gas pipeline and high-speed rail were among the infrastructure projects offered to a Chinese state-owned group, former aide Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin told the High Court.

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak offered projects to Beijing in exchange for help to resolve debt, says former aide at trial
First chartered flight filled with whole durians leaves Malaysia for China

The shipment of 20 tonnes of Musang King durian fruits is bound for Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan province.

27 Aug 2019 - 6:23PM

The shipment of 20 tonnes of Musang King durian fruits is bound for Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan province.

First chartered flight filled with whole durians leaves Malaysia for China
Malaysian student Jerusha Sanjeevi killed herself. Now her family is suing US university

Malaysian student Jerusha Sanjeevi allegedly endured bullying that targeted her culture, including statements such as ‘Asians only want to please their parents’, ‘Asian names are weird’, and its people ‘stupid’ and ‘second best’.

8 Aug 2019 - 8:03AM

Malaysian student Jerusha Sanjeevi allegedly endured bullying that targeted her culture, including statements such as ‘Asians only want to please their parents’, ‘Asian names are weird’, and its people ‘stupid’ and ‘second best’.

Malaysian student Jerusha Sanjeevi killed herself. Now her family is suing US university
Hongkongers scout properties in Malaysia as political turmoil rumbles on

As interest starts to swirl in the property sector, the local education system is also seen as a beneficiary from the unrest in the city.

3 Aug 2019 - 8:30AM

As interest starts to swirl in the property sector, the local education system is also seen as a beneficiary from the unrest in the city.

Hongkongers scout properties in Malaysia as political turmoil rumbles on
Jho Low’s lawyers reportedly blocking 1MDB documentary from airing

Lawyers reportedly claim the film defames its client by portraying Low as the central figure in the scandal involving the Malaysian state fund.

1 Aug 2019 - 2:29PM

Lawyers reportedly claim the film defames its client by portraying Low as the central figure in the scandal involving the Malaysian state fund.

Jho Low’s lawyers reportedly blocking 1MDB documentary from airing
Malaysian queen discusses her Chinese roots and lending money to Robert Kuok

Tunka Azizah was speaking days before the July 30 installation ceremony of her husband, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

28 Jul 2019 - 9:10PM

Tunka Azizah was speaking days before the July 30 installation ceremony of her husband, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Malaysian queen discusses her Chinese roots and lending money to Robert Kuok
When Mahathir met Sophia: Malaysian PM tongue-tied by Hong Kong’s ‘social humanoid’ robot

The 94-year-old prime minister seemed at a loss for words when faced with the ‘social humanoid’, which was being displayed in the Southeast Asian nation for the first time.

17 Jul 2019 - 6:26PM

The 94-year-old prime minister seemed at a loss for words when faced with the ‘social humanoid’, which was being displayed in the Southeast Asian nation for the first time.

When Mahathir met Sophia: Malaysian PM tongue-tied by Hong Kong’s ‘social humanoid’ robot
Malaysia’s southern state of Johor calls for property purchase restrictions by foreigners to be halved to bolster real estate sales

Foreigners are barred from purchasing Malaysian property valued at less than 1 million ringgit (US$242,000), a restriction imposed in 2014 to prevent speculation

30 Apr 2019 - 7:29PM

Foreigners are barred from purchasing Malaysian property valued at less than 1 million ringgit (US$242,000), a restriction imposed in 2014 to prevent speculation

Malaysia’s southern state of Johor calls for property purchase restrictions by foreigners to be halved to bolster real estate sales
English proficiency: an Asian nation in top three for first time in survey of non-native speakers

Survey of 1.3 million non-native speakers in 88 countries and regions ranks Singapore third for English proficiency, Philippines 14th and Malaysia 22nd; Hong Kong fifth best in Asia, behind India.

2 Nov 2018 - 3:13PM

Survey of 1.3 million non-native speakers in 88 countries and regions ranks Singapore third for English proficiency, Philippines 14th and Malaysia 22nd; Hong Kong fifth best in Asia, behind India.

English proficiency: an Asian nation in top three for first time in survey of non-native speakers
Many Malaysians are against idea of a new national car venture
Malaysian shoppers rush to supermarkets on fake news the Johor Crown Prince would foot the bill
KFC Malaysia jumps onto the ‘Rendangate’ bandwagon