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As Malaysia’s coronavirus lockdown lifts, migrant workers return to dangers of life in ‘3D’

Migrant workers, often employed in jobs labelled ‘dangerous, dirty and difficult’ are more vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19, watchdogs warn.

7 Jul 2020 - 11:28PM

Migrant workers, often employed in jobs labelled ‘dangerous, dirty and difficult’ are more vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19, watchdogs warn.

As Malaysia’s coronavirus lockdown lifts, migrant workers return to dangers of life in ‘3D’
Will Malaysia’s Chini by-election boost Perikatan Nasional – or Umno?

The ruling coalition is expected to win, but analysts say a strong showing by component party Umno could see internal divisions before the next general election.

3 Jul 2020 - 10:09PM

The ruling coalition is expected to win, but analysts say a strong showing by component party Umno could see internal divisions before the next general election.

Will Malaysia’s Chini by-election boost Perikatan Nasional – or Umno?
Malaysian home chef S. Pavithra shoots to YouTube fame with humble meals

The Sugu Pavithra YouTube channel features wholesome dishes, such as mutton curry and sweet-and-sour chicken, in a simple home set-up.

28 Jun 2020 - 9:33PM

The Sugu Pavithra YouTube channel features wholesome dishes, such as mutton curry and sweet-and-sour chicken, in a simple home set-up.

Malaysian home chef S. Pavithra shoots to YouTube fame with humble meals
Explainer | How the Mahathir-Anwar relationship shaped Malaysia’s politics

Long-standing tensions between the veterans have a large part to play in whether the opposition can wrest power from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

27 Jun 2020 - 10:00AM

Long-standing tensions between the veterans have a large part to play in whether the opposition can wrest power from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

How the Mahathir-Anwar relationship shaped Malaysia’s politics
‘King of Africa’ billboard sparks racism claims at university started by Chinese-Malaysian

Allegations by former staff and students at Limkokwing University, founded by a Chinese-Malaysian, have fuelled discussions of discrimination against ethnic minorities and those of African descent.

21 Jun 2020 - 12:45PM

Allegations by former staff and students at Limkokwing University, founded by a Chinese-Malaysian, have fuelled discussions of discrimination against ethnic minorities and those of African descent.

‘King of Africa’ billboard sparks racism claims at university started by Chinese-Malaysian
Is Malaysia’s new government using Najib’s old playbook to stifle dissent?

There has been a spate of police probes into voices critical of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s administration, including opposition politicians, with critics saying the moves are reminiscent of the disgraced ex-premier’s reign.

17 Jun 2020 - 10:47PM

There has been a spate of police probes into voices critical of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s administration, including opposition politicians, with critics saying the moves are reminiscent of the disgraced ex-premier’s reign.

Is Malaysia’s new government using Najib’s old playbook to stifle dissent?
In Malaysia, Najib Razak corruption trial prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram accused of working for Mahathir

Lawyer Gopal Sri Ram has been the target of an affidavit from ex-attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali, claiming he tried to get Najib arrested in 2018.

15 Jun 2020 - 10:43PM

Lawyer Gopal Sri Ram has been the target of an affidavit from ex-attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali, claiming he tried to get Najib arrested in 2018.

In Malaysia, Najib Razak corruption trial prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram accused of working for Mahathir
Mahathir expects Malaysia’s economy to rebound from coronavirus but foes get no credit

Former prime minister believes Malaysia’s economy can rebound sooner than in many other countries but current government is ‘doing too much politics’.

13 Jun 2020 - 5:05PM

Former prime minister believes Malaysia’s economy can rebound sooner than in many other countries but current government is ‘doing too much politics’.

Mahathir expects Malaysia’s economy to rebound from coronavirus but foes get no credit
Muhyiddin who? Najib’s still the real problem in Malaysia: Mahathir

Malaysia’s former leader believes his disgraced rival is planning a comeback despite being on trial for the 1MDB scandal and calls on MPs to support him in a counter-coup.

13 Jun 2020 - 5:07PM

Malaysia’s former leader believes his disgraced rival is planning a comeback despite being on trial for the 1MDB scandal and calls on MPs to support him in a counter-coup.

Muhyiddin who? Najib’s still the real problem in Malaysia: Mahathir
Mahathir slams Muhyiddin over probes into his allies as Malaysia’s power tussle deepens

Mahathir says the arbitrary probes are an ‘abuse’ of the Malaysian government’s powers and resemble tactics employed during the Najib era.

6 Jun 2020 - 1:02AM

Mahathir says the arbitrary probes are an ‘abuse’ of the Malaysian government’s powers and resemble tactics employed during the Najib era.

Mahathir slams Muhyiddin over probes into his allies as Malaysia’s power tussle deepens
Malaysia unveils US$8.2 billion package to save jobs amid coronavirus recession

The new stimulus measures will fund 40 initiatives to help businesses and put cash in the hands of Malaysian citizens.

6 Jun 2020 - 12:11AM

The new stimulus measures will fund 40 initiatives to help businesses and put cash in the hands of Malaysian citizens.

Malaysia unveils US$8.2 billion package to save jobs amid coronavirus recession
1MDB trial: Najib Razak’s first case ends, verdict due on July 28

The trial involves seven of 42 criminal charges Najib is facing over his alleged role in the looting of Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund.

5 Jun 2020 - 2:09PM

The trial involves seven of 42 criminal charges Najib is facing over his alleged role in the looting of Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund.

1MDB trial: Najib Razak’s first case ends, verdict due on July 28
Malaysia U-turns on 5G permits for local companies after backlash over lack of tender

In mid-May, the government quietly and without fanfare awarded the usage of 5G airwaves to five local players. Now it has changed its mind.

3 Jun 2020 - 11:15PM

In mid-May, the government quietly and without fanfare awarded the usage of 5G airwaves to five local players. Now it has changed its mind.

Malaysia U-turns on 5G permits for local companies after backlash over lack of tender
George Floyd killing stirs Asian feelings on region’s own racial strife, from police custody deaths in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore

From police custody deaths in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore, the death of the unarmed black man in Minnesota has prompted Asians not only to demonstrate, but to reflect on their own prejudices too.

4 Jun 2020 - 10:16AM

From police custody deaths in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore, the death of the unarmed black man in Minnesota has prompted Asians not only to demonstrate, but to reflect on their own prejudices too.

George Floyd killing stirs Asian feelings on region’s own racial strife, from police custody deaths in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore
Malaysia ruling party in disarray as Mahathir says it’s Muhyiddin who faces sack

Bersatu’s intraparty battle deepens as the former prime minister dismisses termination letter against him and says it is his rival who should go.

30 May 2020 - 5:22AM

Bersatu’s intraparty battle deepens as the former prime minister dismisses termination letter against him and says it is his rival who should go.

Malaysia ruling party in disarray as Mahathir says it’s Muhyiddin who faces sack
Coronavirus: Malaysia’s law delay on improving migrant worker housing criticised

The move comes as Malaysia records a surge in virus clusters from construction sites and other areas, sparking fears for the country’s 5.5 million migrant workers.

29 May 2020 - 9:28PM

The move comes as Malaysia records a surge in virus clusters from construction sites and other areas, sparking fears for the country’s 5.5 million migrant workers.

Coronavirus: Malaysia’s law delay on improving migrant worker housing criticised
Is coronavirus fatal for US$25 billion Singapore-Malaysia high-speed rail link?

The ‘game-changing’ project’s cost was a sticking point even before Covid-19 caused economic havoc and put a question mark over the future of travel. Is this the end of the line, or just another delay?

24 May 2020 - 9:15AM

The ‘game-changing’ project’s cost was a sticking point even before Covid-19 caused economic havoc and put a question mark over the future of travel. Is this the end of the line, or just another delay?

Is coronavirus fatal for US$25 billion Singapore-Malaysia high-speed rail link?
Coronavirus: thousands of Malaysians ignore travel ban to head home for Eid celebrations

Some 5,000 cars have been turned back from police roadblocks already, and many others are using back roads to dodge the police.

22 May 2020 - 9:39PM

Some 5,000 cars have been turned back from police roadblocks already, and many others are using back roads to dodge the police.

Coronavirus: thousands of Malaysians ignore travel ban to head home for Eid celebrations
Malaysian king calls for unity as Mahathir criticises government for one-day parliament session

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah addressed recent political turmoil and weighed in on tensions in the South China Sea during the one-day session.

20 May 2020 - 9:05AM

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah addressed recent political turmoil and weighed in on tensions in the South China Sea during the one-day session.

Malaysian king calls for unity as Mahathir criticises government for one-day parliament session
Mukhriz Mahathir, son of Malaysia’s former PM, remains defiant despite being forced to quit as Kedah chief minister

Mukhriz is the son of Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s former prime minister. The move against Mukhriz has been interpreted as current Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s latest reprisal against efforts to unseat him.

20 May 2020 - 8:57AM

Mukhriz is the son of Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s former prime minister. The move against Mukhriz has been interpreted as current Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s latest reprisal against efforts to unseat him.

Mukhriz Mahathir, son of Malaysia’s former PM, remains defiant despite being forced to quit as Kedah chief minister
Malaysia is beating coronavirus, so why should Muhyiddin be worried?

The country, once the worst hit in the region, is relaxing measures after a stunning turnaround. But the new prime minister is not getting the credit.

20 May 2020 - 9:05AM

The country, once the worst hit in the region, is relaxing measures after a stunning turnaround. But the new prime minister is not getting the credit.

Malaysia is beating coronavirus, so why should Muhyiddin be worried?
As Mahathir plots, Muhyiddin faces a twist in Malaysia’s Shakespearean drama

Mahathir Mohamad may have been dethroned, but even at 94 his leadership ambitions aren’t over yet.

16 May 2020 - 8:30AM

Mahathir Mohamad may have been dethroned, but even at 94 his leadership ambitions aren’t over yet.

As Mahathir plots, Muhyiddin faces a twist in Malaysia’s Shakespearean drama
Malaysia posts slowest growth since 2009 of 0.7 per cent but beats forecast of Q1 contraction

Defying expectations of a sharp contraction due to lockdown curbs, Q1 GDP grew by 0.7 per cent but the outlook is unclear as Malaysia is expected to be hard hit in the event of global recession.

13 May 2020 - 10:52PM

Defying expectations of a sharp contraction due to lockdown curbs, Q1 GDP grew by 0.7 per cent but the outlook is unclear as Malaysia is expected to be hard hit in the event of global recession.

Malaysia posts slowest growth since 2009 of 0.7 per cent but beats forecast of Q1 contraction
Coronavirus: as Muhyiddin extends Malaysia’s partial lockdown, opposition seeks to topple him

PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s virus fight comes amid rising pressure by the Pakatan Harapan coalition, which has accused his government of coming to power through political trickery.

20 May 2020 - 9:23AM

PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s virus fight comes amid rising pressure by the Pakatan Harapan coalition, which has accused his government of coming to power through political trickery.

Coronavirus: as Muhyiddin extends Malaysia’s partial lockdown, opposition seeks to topple him
Can Malaysia cope with a ‘triple whammy’ economic shock?

Malaysia is easing its gruelling lockdown, but there’s little cheer ahead – analysts say its economy is imperilled by a global recession, plunging domestic demand and collapsing oil prices.

10 May 2020 - 4:00PM

Malaysia is easing its gruelling lockdown, but there’s little cheer ahead – analysts say its economy is imperilled by a global recession, plunging domestic demand and collapsing oil prices.

Can Malaysia cope with a ‘triple whammy’ economic shock?
Malaysian politics heats up with Mahathir’s no-confidence vote against Muhyiddin‘s ‘back-door government’

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional alliance rose to power in the political turmoil that followed Mahathir Mohamad’s shock February resignation.

20 May 2020 - 9:26AM

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional alliance rose to power in the political turmoil that followed Mahathir Mohamad’s shock February resignation.

Malaysian politics heats up with Mahathir’s no-confidence vote against Muhyiddin‘s ‘back-door government’
Coronavirus: as Malaysia eases lockdown, some states insist restrictions will remain

The reaction by states including Pahang and Kelantan, whose governments are aligned with the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition, has raised questions about internal dissent

5 May 2020 - 1:09PM

The reaction by states including Pahang and Kelantan, whose governments are aligned with the ruling Perikatan Nasional coalition, has raised questions about internal dissent

Coronavirus: as Malaysia eases lockdown, some states insist restrictions will remain
Coronavirus: hundreds arrested as Malaysia cracks down on migrants in Covid-19 red zones

Children as young as four have been taken in immigration raids launched just hours after Malaysia announced the easing of its coronavirus lockdown.

2 May 2020 - 11:55AM

Children as young as four have been taken in immigration raids launched just hours after Malaysia announced the easing of its coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: hundreds arrested as Malaysia cracks down on migrants in Covid-19 red zones
Coronavirus: Malaysia to reopen economy on May 4, says Muhyiddin

Nearly all economic sectors are to reopen, subject to conditions, says Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, but controls to remain on social gatherings.

1 May 2020 - 9:38PM

Nearly all economic sectors are to reopen, subject to conditions, says Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, but controls to remain on social gatherings.

Coronavirus: Malaysia to reopen economy on May 4, says Muhyiddin
Malaysia says it has flattened the Covid-19 curve. But at what cost?

Experts say the national lockdown slowed the spread of the disease, but it exacerbated mental health issues and economic woes.

1 May 2020 - 12:58PM

Experts say the national lockdown slowed the spread of the disease, but it exacerbated mental health issues and economic woes.

Malaysia says it has flattened the Covid-19 curve. But at what cost?