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Chia, whose skit at a New York comedy club sparked fierce backlash from Malaysians, said her account got suspended for ‘impersonating a celebrity’.
The leaders of the world’s two largest palm-oil producers want the European Union to ‘promptly address’ a new law aimed at forest protection that they say is ‘unjust’ and will hurt the smallest farmers most.
Many Indonesians jostled for a glimpse of their leader who visited the popular Pasar Chow Kit market in Kuala Lumpur.
The city state’s high commissioner in Kuala Lumpur apologised to Malaysians for Chia’s ‘hurtful remarks’ made at a New York comedy club in a bid to put an end to the simmering controversy.
Malaysian social media erupted in fury at Jocelyn Chia’s skit, performed at a New York comedy club and uploaded to TikTok and Instagram, in which she joked about the missing plane and said ‘f*** you Malaysia’.
Malaysia’s law minister said the decision by an appeal court in Paris meant that the claimants ‘cannot rely on the sham award’ of US$15 billion that was granted earlier by an arbitrator.
Health and wellness entrepreneur Kitty Lo shares her favourite restaurants in Hong Kong, including a Malaysian place that serves ‘the best’ assam laksa and bak kut teh.
The couple, both doctors at the same hospital, both have thalassaemia, a hereditary blood disorder that can result in anaemia and require regular blood transfusions.
In an Instagram post, Ravichandran Tharumalingam thanked his rescue insurance and partner organisations, but omitted Gelje Sherpa’s name, who found him stuck in Everest’s infamous ‘death zone’.
Malaysian island Penang is the country’s first place to ban Airbnb and similar short-term lets, after receiving numerous complaints about unruly tourists disturbing local residents.
Only about 50 tonnes of durian are now expected be produced in Hainan this year – far less than earlier estimates and nowhere close to the roughly 1 million tonnes that China will consume this year.
Anwar’s declaration of his administration’s unwavering defence of Malaysia’s royal institution could be read as an effort to shore up his credentials among Malay voters ahead of state polls.
Malaysia said Thai buyers came to Pahang’s Raub to harvest durians from the trees at higher prices and sold them to China as fresh fruit.
A Chinese vessel’s illegal harvest of scrap metal in waters close to the Malaysian coast sparked concerns over the potential creep of Chinese boats – and aspirations – into fiercely contested seas.
Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said ‘the ones who need to be convinced are the telecommunication companies, the mobile network operators’.
Readers discuss the unauthorised removal of a load-bearing wall in a Lohas Park flat, the benefits of law reform by an independent commission, and the suspected looting of WWII war graves.
Chinese delegates for years have robustly fended off criticism at the forum from neighbouring countries and Western governments.
South Korean arms are hi-tech and cheaper than Western defence equipment, making them an attractive option for Southeast Asian buyers.
Gelje Sherpa and another guide hauled the Malaysian man from below the summit – where temperatures can dip below minus 30 Celsius – back to Camp 3.
Unemployment among China’s youth rose above 20 per cent for the first time, while Hainan is readying for its first durian harvest this year and the C919 completed its first commercial flight in May.
The dramatic increase in failed safety inspections for tankers in Singapore fits with a regional trend of rising detentions across Asia since Russia invaded Ukraine early last year.
Kee Kok Thiam’s family said he suffered a ‘sudden massive stroke’, weeks after he was reportedly questioned by Malaysia’s corruption authorities.
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Rahimah Nisva, was sentenced to eight months’ jail after she pleaded guilty to causing hurt by means of a heated substance to her husband Muhammad Rahimi Shamir Ahmad Safuan.
Durian has rapidly become the most popular imported fruit in China, and cities bordering Vietnam are stepping up logistics to ensure that fresh supplies can reach any Chinese city in just 1-3 days.
Singaporeans are taking advantage of the weak ringgit for more trips across the border, triggering a shortage of the currency.
Malaysia’s Anti Corruption Commission said in a statement that it had confirmed the fugitive Malaysian financier’s whereabouts with several eyewitnesses, including another 1MDB suspect.
Before the ban, Indonesia was Singapore’s major supplier of sea sand for land expansion, shipping more than 53 million tonnes on average per year between 1997 and 2002.
A ship registered in Fuzhou, China failed to present anchoring permits during a routine inspection in waters off Johor state, Malaysian authorities said. Scrap metal and cannon shells were found on board.