(Photo) Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah smiling beside Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah during his royal coronation on Jul 30, 2019/AF (Malaysia’s Department of Information/Farhan Abdullah)

Malaysia installs new king six months after surprise abdication

KUALA LUMPUR – Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin, was installed as Malaysia’s 16th Malaysian King on Tuesday (July 30) in a ceremony steeped in royal customs and tradition. The installation came six months after…

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Police hunt for mastermind behind alleged trafficking of Rohingya to Malaysia

Police are looking for a man suspected of masterminding the trafficking of 65 Rohingya from Myanmar to Malaysia by boat. Their modified fishing boat broke down and beached on Rawi…

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73 migrants from Myanmar and 4 Rohingya held on their way to Malaysia

Police intercepted two passenger vans containing 42 illegal Myanmar migrant workers on the Asian Highway in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani on Thursday night. The two van drivers were…

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Mr. Arun Umaji, president of the Islamic committee in Satun province

Islamic leaders to consider asking Malaysia to crack down on human trafficking networks

Islamic leaders in Thailand’s five southern provinces are to meet to discuss the problem of human trafficking of Rohingya through Thailand to a third country, with a proposal that Malaysia…

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Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest…

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(Photo) The signing was overseen by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (L) and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, who proposed the idea together in 2013/AFP

Singapore and Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion dollar train project linking the city-state to the southern Malaysian state of Johor, their transport…

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Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader was freed on Friday, a court translator…

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Mahathir urges ASEAN to be vigilant against big power involvement in region

KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia said today  big power rivalry and foreign interference swirling around the Middle East is yet another reminder why Malaysia and ASEAN must…

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Photo: from Prime Minister’s Office

Malaysia can learn from Thailand on caring for neglected children: Deputy PM Wan Azizah

Malaysia can pick up something from the method implemented in Thailand in tackling the issue of neglected children and babies and those without citizenships, said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk…

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Anwar Ibrahim celebrates his by-election victory at Port Dickson on Saturday night. — Photo from Malaysiakini

With by-election win, Anwar closer to becoming prime minister of Malaysia

Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim swept to victory in a by-election Saturday, paving the way for him to ascend to the post of prime minister of Malaysia. Malaysian…

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Former prime minister Najib and wife Rosmah will be in court today

In an unprecedented turn of events, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will both be in court today. The Star of…

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Malaysia no longer supports Aung San Suu Kyi, says Mahathir

Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir…

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Police suspect Chinese tourist’s fatal plunge at waterfall in Hat Yai a foul play

Police are investigating the fatal plunge of a Chinese female tourist at a waterfall in Hat Yai district of the southern province of Songkhla to determine whether it was an…

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A look behind first caning of  LGBT persons  in Terengganu, Malaysia

Two women were caned in front of an audience in a Malaysian court for trying to have sex early this week.  The caning drew condemnation from human rights groups and calls…

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Super yacht at centre of graft probe arrives in Malaysia from Indonesia

A US$250 million super yacht owned by a fugitive Malaysian billionaire and at the centre of a major graft inquiry arrived in Malaysia this afternoon after an approximately 20-hour journey…

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Malaysian government promises more press freedom

The new Malaysian government led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has given an assurance that press freedom in the country would be given more space to grow, national news agency…

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Najib slapped with three counts of charges

Former prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak was this morning charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power for graft, Malaysian media…

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Ex-PM Najib taken to court to face charges

Former prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak arrived at the Jalan Duta Courts Complex in Kuala Lumpur this morning to face corruption charges related to the scandal in the state…

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Malaysia’s political star becomes youngest minister

Malaysia’s political rising star Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, who will turn 26 in December, has become the youngest-ever cabinet member in the country after he was sworn in today, Malaysian…

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