Man climbs electrical tower for 26th birthday without much consideration for next year’s 27th

A 26-year-old man celebrating his birthday decided that the only way to do it would be with a selfie from high atop the massive electrical pylon between Menara TM and the Pullman Hotel Bangsar Monday evening. Our foolhardy birthday boy then proceeded to climb the tower in his search for that birthday moment that says: ...

Surau Sagas: Prolific worshipper-targeting thief apprehended, while another surau gets fire bombed

Surau Sagas: Prolific worshipper-targeting thief apprehended, while another surau gets fire bombed

A woman’s thieving days have come to an end after a year of stealing from unsuspecting worshippers at a mosque and the surau (the Malaysian term for prayer rooms) at Penang...

Australia and Southeast Asia announce alliance to cut-off financing for militant networks

Australia and Southeast Asia announce alliance to cut-off financing for militant networks

Australia and Southeast Asia have joined forces to choke financing for militant networks, Australia’s justice minister said Wednesday, amid recent concerns about the Islamic...

Over 2,000 animals killed on Malaysian roads since 2012

Over 2,000 animals killed on Malaysian roads since 2012

Malaysian Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Dr Hamim Samuri told listeners at the Biodiversity Seminar 2017 held yesterday that in the last five years, 2,130...

Federal police officer busted off his face on meth at routine car check

Federal police officer busted off his face on meth at routine car check

A police officer with Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) found himself on the other side of bars Monday morning, when he was busted at a road...

Woman who had her car clamped while taking disabled mother to bank asks ‘where the common sense at?’

Woman who had her car clamped while taking disabled mother to bank asks ‘where the common sense at?’

Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has endured the wrath of the internet after a woman, who had taken her wheelchair-bound mother to the bank, had her car clamped by parking...

Woman brings home stranger for casual sex, ends up getting stabbed

Woman brings home stranger for casual sex, ends up getting stabbed

A woman’s night of what she hoped might be casual sex with a young stranger took a turn for the worse, when the man she thought she was going to romance pulled a knife out to...

Steven Seagal, martial artist and multiple passport holder, is in Johor

Steven Seagal, martial artist and multiple passport holder, is in Johor

Actor Steven Seagal, citizen of Russia, the United States, and most recently – Sebia, a man with a formidable hairline, and goatee plusher than most carpeting, is in Malaysia....

Malaysia’s National Space Agency wants you to relax, that space station probably won’t fall on you

Malaysia’s National Space Agency wants you to relax, that space station probably won’t fall on you

Malaysians excited about the prospect of their collective schadenfreude coming to the sudden end when China’s Tiangong-1 space station potentially crashing down on them eating...

All suspects accused of plotted public murder of Datin Renyce Wong acquitted after failure to identify gunmen

All suspects accused of plotted public murder of Datin Renyce Wong acquitted after failure to identify gunmen

The seven suspects who had been charged in the murder of property agent Datin Renyce Wong have all been acquitted without their defense even being called after the prosecution...


 

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Politics, crime, scams, intrigue, blatant lies and social media trends - all of the latest absurdities to come out of Kuala Lumpur, and Coconuts is the first stop to find out. Malaysia, and Kuala Lumpur, moves to the beat of a different drum. The slightly out of tune bongo drum in the drum circle, if you will. A headline one day about the latest in international investment, or the latest skyscraper being built, can be replaced the next day with perplexing news of 1 point-something billion Ringgit that mysteriously goes missing. Don’t be surprised if later in the week, you hear about the latest antics from a local shaman. He likes to turn up at any international event with column inches. All of this, for better or worse, all of it, gets played out on a global stage in the digital age. Sometimes you wonder, how the heck did we get here? But where else in the world can you find the finest cosmopolitan things in life, sitting right next to headlines that make you wonder exactly which decade we live in? Read some of our local papers, and you may wonder if you’re in a twilight zone. At Coconuts Kuala Lumpur, if there’s humor to be found in a headline, we’ll find it. And we go far and wide to find the best stories. Don’t be fooled though, we’re not afraid of tackling the darker side. Calling out the ridiculous and shedding light on the unfair things that happen here as well. And trust us, there are plenty. If you’ve ever wanted to slip into a paradox, then you have found a home with us.