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Malaysia’s Mahathir joins criticism of comic book linking Malay-Muslim youths to extremism over China’s Uygurs

The controversy has also put a spotlight on the inner workings of the Pakatan Harapan administration, now accused of favouring ethnic Chinese interests.

22 Oct 2019 - 10:33AM

The controversy has also put a spotlight on the inner workings of the Pakatan Harapan administration, now accused of favouring ethnic Chinese interests.

Malaysia’s Mahathir joins criticism of comic book linking Malay-Muslim youths to extremism over China’s Uygurs
Mahathir fears Malaysia will be target of sanctions amid US-China trade war

The prime minister said Malaysia was ‘caught in the middle’ as proponents of free trade indulged in restrictive trade practices ‘on a grand scale’.

22 Oct 2019 - 3:07AM

The prime minister said Malaysia was ‘caught in the middle’ as proponents of free trade indulged in restrictive trade practices ‘on a grand scale’.

Mahathir fears Malaysia will be target of sanctions amid US-China trade war
Disgruntled India weighs options on ties and palm oil amid #BoycottMalaysia campaign

The diplomatic fallout from Malaysia’s criticism over Kashmir is spreading to the economy as Indian businesses shun their palm oil suppliers in favour of Indonesian alternatives.

18 Oct 2019 - 6:15PM

The diplomatic fallout from Malaysia’s criticism over Kashmir is spreading to the economy as Indian businesses shun their palm oil suppliers in favour of Indonesian alternatives.

Disgruntled India weighs options on ties and palm oil amid #BoycottMalaysia campaign
Malaysia must prepare navy for possible conflict in South China Sea, foreign minister warns

Saifuddin Abdullah says Kuala Lumpur’s ability to prevent other countries encroaching on its waters is lacking, and military upgrades are needed

17 Oct 2019 - 9:54PM

Saifuddin Abdullah says Kuala Lumpur’s ability to prevent other countries encroaching on its waters is lacking, and military upgrades are needed

Malaysia must prepare navy for possible conflict in South China Sea, foreign minister warns
Survey finds 70 per cent of Malaysian Muslim women believe polygamy is a right for men

The survey by NGO Sisters in Islam also found that 21 per cent of respondents believed a husband had a right to strike a wife.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:44PM

The survey by NGO Sisters in Islam also found that 21 per cent of respondents believed a husband had a right to strike a wife.

Survey finds 70 per cent of Malaysian Muslim women believe polygamy is a right for men
India’s concerns about RCEP remain the major obstacle to world’s largest trade deal

The RCEP involves the 10 Asean countries and the six major economies to have formed free trade pacts with the bloc: China, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

13 Oct 2019 - 9:25PM

The RCEP involves the 10 Asean countries and the six major economies to have formed free trade pacts with the bloc: China, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Japan.

India’s concerns about RCEP remain the major obstacle to world’s largest trade deal
In new budget, Malaysia targets Chinese investments as tariff war rages on

Measures to attract investments include a ‘special channel’ for firms from China, and packages to entice Fortune 500 companies, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.

11 Oct 2019 - 10:39PM

Measures to attract investments include a ‘special channel’ for firms from China, and packages to entice Fortune 500 companies, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.

In new budget, Malaysia targets Chinese investments as tariff war rages on
Malaysian lawmakers arrested over alleged ties to Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers

Assemblymen G. Saminathan and P. Gunasekaran being investigated under security laws for alleged links to Sri Lankan militant organisation.

10 Oct 2019 - 8:01PM

Assemblymen G. Saminathan and P. Gunasekaran being investigated under security laws for alleged links to Sri Lankan militant organisation.

Malaysian lawmakers arrested over alleged ties to Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers
Umno-linked Utusan Malaysia newspaper shuts down after 80 years

Unable to overcome its financial problems, the Malay-language publication has seen its fortunes sag in tandem with those of its political benefactor.

9 Oct 2019 - 9:49PM

Unable to overcome its financial problems, the Malay-language publication has seen its fortunes sag in tandem with those of its political benefactor.

Umno-linked Utusan Malaysia newspaper shuts down after 80 years
1MDB scandal: Najib’s brother Nazir Razak to work with Malaysian authorities to recover looted funds

Nazir Razak said he had understood that the US$6 million transferred to his bank account by his brother in 2013 was meant for ‘election campaign purposes’.

8 Oct 2019 - 9:29PM

Nazir Razak said he had understood that the US$6 million transferred to his bank account by his brother in 2013 was meant for ‘election campaign purposes’.

1MDB scandal: Najib’s brother Nazir Razak to work with Malaysian authorities to recover looted funds
Malaysian police misconduct body delayed again after parliamentary wrangling

Independent complaints commission was originally proposed back in 2004 but has been met with political resistance and pushback from top cops.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:19PM

Independent complaints commission was originally proposed back in 2004 but has been met with political resistance and pushback from top cops.

Malaysian police misconduct body delayed again after parliamentary wrangling
Malaysian parliament to open amid fears of ethnic nationalism and clamour for budget boost

Business-friendly, pro-growth budget expected to be unveiled as government looks to tackle rising cost of living and flagging economy.

7 Oct 2019 - 10:16PM

Business-friendly, pro-growth budget expected to be unveiled as government looks to tackle rising cost of living and flagging economy.

Malaysian parliament to open amid fears of ethnic nationalism and clamour for budget boost
How the death of Cradle’s Nazrin Hassan shook up the Malaysian start-up scene

CEO of state grants administrator Cradle Fund died aged 48 in an alleged murder that remains shrouded in mystery.

8 Oct 2019 - 10:13AM

CEO of state grants administrator Cradle Fund died aged 48 in an alleged murder that remains shrouded in mystery.

How the death of Cradle’s Nazrin Hassan shook up the Malaysian start-up scene
Malaysia’s cunning plan for start-up dominance: if you can’t beat them, own them

Having struggled to nurture tech giants of its own, Malaysia is turning its attention to funding the region’s start-ups instead.

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Having struggled to nurture tech giants of its own, Malaysia is turning its attention to funding the region’s start-ups instead.

Malaysia’s cunning plan for start-up dominance: if you can’t beat them, own them
Carrie Lam should resign over Hong Kong protests: Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad

In response to a question from Hong Kong Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes, the Malaysian leader warns of a repeat of the Tiananmen crackdown if unrest continues, saying ‘I think in the end, that is what China will do’.

5 Oct 2019 - 12:35PM

In response to a question from Hong Kong Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes, the Malaysian leader warns of a repeat of the Tiananmen crackdown if unrest continues, saying ‘I think in the end, that is what China will do’.

Carrie Lam should resign over Hong Kong protests: Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysia’s Mahathir thinks China is too powerful to censure on Uygur issue

While the premier has spoken out against Israel and Myanmar’s treatment of Muslims, he has been more circumspect when it comes to Malaysia’s largest trade partner.

30 Sep 2019 - 9:46PM

While the premier has spoken out against Israel and Myanmar’s treatment of Muslims, he has been more circumspect when it comes to Malaysia’s largest trade partner.

Malaysia’s Mahathir thinks China is too powerful to censure on Uygur issue
Malaysian police probe legality of rally in Kuala Lumpur backing Hong Kong protesters

Officers say they will haul in organisers for questioning after force did not receive notice of event 10 days ahead as required by law.

30 Sep 2019 - 5:21PM

Officers say they will haul in organisers for questioning after force did not receive notice of event 10 days ahead as required by law.

Malaysian police probe legality of rally in Kuala Lumpur backing Hong Kong protesters
Hong Kong solidarity rallies held in Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan

About 40 rallies were planned for Sunday in cities across the world as part of the Global Solidarity with Hong Kong movement, with the word being spread via social media.

30 Sep 2019 - 1:00PM

About 40 rallies were planned for Sunday in cities across the world as part of the Global Solidarity with Hong Kong movement, with the word being spread via social media.

Hong Kong solidarity rallies held in Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan
Death of Malay firefighter in temple riots ruled to be ‘criminal act’, risks heightening tensions

Last November, Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was pulled from an emergency response van and beaten after protests against the proposed relocation of a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur turned violent.

27 Sep 2019 - 3:18PM

Last November, Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was pulled from an emergency response van and beaten after protests against the proposed relocation of a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur turned violent.

Death of Malay firefighter in temple riots ruled to be ‘criminal act’, risks heightening tensions
Mahathir blasts Myanmar and United Nations over Rohingya ‘genocide’

The Malaysian leader says attacks on the community in Rakhine state amounted to ‘institutionalised terrorism’, criticising Myanmar for a lack of action and the UN for a ‘deafening’ silence

25 Sep 2019 - 7:58PM

The Malaysian leader says attacks on the community in Rakhine state amounted to ‘institutionalised terrorism’, criticising Myanmar for a lack of action and the UN for a ‘deafening’ silence

Mahathir blasts Myanmar and United Nations over Rohingya ‘genocide’
Explainer | How will Malaysia and China’s maritime consultation mechanism affect the South China Sea dispute?

The recently announced bilateral mechanism has given rise to questions over the disputed waterway, where both countries have overlapping claims.

22 Sep 2019 - 11:11AM

The recently announced bilateral mechanism has given rise to questions over the disputed waterway, where both countries have overlapping claims.

How will Malaysia and China’s maritime consultation mechanism affect the South China Sea dispute?
Mahathir to update Malaysia’s foreign policy, including on South China Sea and international Muslim cooperation

The premier made reference to “powerful countries” imposing their will on smaller nations, saying multilaterism was under threat. He has also proposed the non-militarisation of the disputed waterway.

19 Sep 2019 - 3:40PM

The premier made reference to “powerful countries” imposing their will on smaller nations, saying multilaterism was under threat. He has also proposed the non-militarisation of the disputed waterway.

Mahathir to update Malaysia’s foreign policy, including on South China Sea and international Muslim cooperation
Malindo Air confirms data breach, exposing millions of passengers’ personal data

Information including passport details, home addresses and phone numbers were leaked onto data exchange forums last month.

19 Sep 2019 - 2:29PM

Information including passport details, home addresses and phone numbers were leaked onto data exchange forums last month.

Malindo Air confirms data breach, exposing millions of passengers’ personal data
Mahathir’s son Mukhriz ‘in no rush’ to join Malaysia’s federal government, says work on Kedah state comes first

Kedah’s chief minister has a good chance of rapidly scaling the political ladder due to his pedigree, observers say. But Mukhriz Mahathir says he has ‘tonnes’ left to do in Kedah, one of Malaysia’s poorest regions.

18 Sep 2019 - 4:12PM

Kedah’s chief minister has a good chance of rapidly scaling the political ladder due to his pedigree, observers say. But Mukhriz Mahathir says he has ‘tonnes’ left to do in Kedah, one of Malaysia’s poorest regions.

Mahathir’s son Mukhriz ‘in no rush’ to join Malaysia’s federal government, says work on Kedah state comes first
Battle for spoils of US-China trade war has Malaysia’s Mukhriz Mahathir touting Kedah’s arsenal

Mukhriz Mahathir, the chief minister of Kedah state in Malaysia, says the region is well placed to cash in on the spoils of the trade war as investors eye new markets.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:39AM

Mukhriz Mahathir, the chief minister of Kedah state in Malaysia, says the region is well placed to cash in on the spoils of the trade war as investors eye new markets.

Battle for spoils of US-China trade war has Malaysia’s Mukhriz Mahathir touting Kedah’s arsenal
On Malaysia’s National Day, Sabah and Sarawak question place in nation

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has promised to restore autonomy to the two Bornean territories but a year on observers say there has been little movement.

16 Sep 2019 - 8:26PM

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has promised to restore autonomy to the two Bornean territories but a year on observers say there has been little movement.

On Malaysia’s National Day, Sabah and Sarawak question place in nation
Law that allows Malaysian king to keep child offenders in jail indefinitely is unconstitutional, activists say

Under Malaysian law, minors found guilty of capital offences can serve a life sentence in place of the death penalty at the king’s discretion, which activists say leaves children in limbo.

14 Sep 2019 - 10:28PM

Under Malaysian law, minors found guilty of capital offences can serve a life sentence in place of the death penalty at the king’s discretion, which activists say leaves children in limbo.

Law that allows Malaysian king to keep child offenders in jail indefinitely is unconstitutional, activists say
In Malaysia, does the ‘marriage’ of Umno and PAS pose a threat to Mahathir’s Pakatan Harapan?

The opposition parties are formalising their alliance under the banner of Islamic unity, but observers warn of worsening ethnoreligious tensions – and question if the government can shore up support from the Malay-Muslim vote bank.

13 Sep 2019 - 10:05PM

The opposition parties are formalising their alliance under the banner of Islamic unity, but observers warn of worsening ethnoreligious tensions – and question if the government can shore up support from the Malay-Muslim vote bank.

In Malaysia, does the ‘marriage’ of Umno and PAS pose a threat to Mahathir’s Pakatan Harapan?
The haze is back. Can Malaysia and Indonesia clear the air?

Putrajaya has blamed – and offered help to – Jakarta, which denies full responsibility for the poor air quality. The smog poses a health hazard to the region, while it also has negative consequences for business and tourism.

12 Sep 2019 - 12:03PM

Putrajaya has blamed – and offered help to – Jakarta, which denies full responsibility for the poor air quality. The smog poses a health hazard to the region, while it also has negative consequences for business and tourism.

The haze is back. Can Malaysia and Indonesia clear the air?
Malaysia rebukes Philippines for ‘unfriendly’ remarks as Sabah sovereignty claim resurfaces

The Malaysian foreign ministry’s statement came after the Philippines’ top diplomat Teddy Locsin said Manila would not abandon its longstanding claim on Sabah, which is on Borneo island.

10 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM

The Malaysian foreign ministry’s statement came after the Philippines’ top diplomat Teddy Locsin said Manila would not abandon its longstanding claim on Sabah, which is on Borneo island.

Malaysia rebukes Philippines for ‘unfriendly’ remarks as Sabah sovereignty claim resurfaces