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‘Speak like Doraemon,’ Malaysian women were told. Now they are, and it is hilarious.

‘Speak like Doraemon,’ Malaysian women were told. Now they are, and it is hilarious.

Fun fact: Though the beloved robot cat is male, he is usually voiced by a woman.

Wear makeup and giggle during home lockdown, Malaysia tells women

Wear makeup and giggle during home lockdown, Malaysia tells women

‘Take. This. Sh*t. Down’ was the consensus to a very unwelcome PSA.

French tourist dies after falling during hike in Ampang

French tourist dies after falling during hike in Ampang

A French tourist was pronounced dead yesterday evening following an ill-fated hike at Bukit Tabur in Taman Melawati, in the Ampang neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur yesterday...

Five-star Genting hotel fires chef who tweeted he spat in Chinese customers’ food

Five-star Genting hotel fires chef who tweeted he spat in Chinese customers’ food

A chef at a Genting, Pahang hotel was fired this week after a tweet was leaked from his private account in which he admitted to spitting into Chinese customers’ food, the...

Ex-PKR rebels meet with Agong, planning to join Bersatu: source

Ex-PKR rebels meet with Agong, planning to join Bersatu: source

Well, it’s another exciting day in the ever-changing landscape of Malaysian politics! Word from unnamed sources leaked today that the 10 PKR MPs whose abrupt split with...

BREAKING: Malaysian coalition government collapses after Bersatu, PKR MPs leave

BREAKING: Malaysian coalition government collapses after Bersatu, PKR MPs leave

Stock up on canned goods and batten down the hatches, Malaysians, we got us a bona fide government collapse on our hands. Just kidding about the canned goods bit (our pantry only...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir resigns amid political upheaval: reports

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir resigns amid political upheaval: reports

Reports are emerging from several news outlets that Malaysia’s 94-year-old prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has handed in his letter of resignation today, paving the way for...

Pillow Talk: Man arrested for allegedly stealing knickers, using them to dress up stuffed ‘sex doll’

Pillow Talk: Man arrested for allegedly stealing knickers, using them to dress up stuffed ‘sex doll’

Happy weekend, Coconauts — a quick ditty from Melaka to keep you going: According to reports in local Malay-language media, a 51-year-old man was arrested this week after...

Two more Malaysian patients recover from COVID-19, no new cases today: Health Ministry

Two more Malaysian patients recover from COVID-19, no new cases today: Health Ministry

Good news for two patients in Malaysia who were previously diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus: The duo was discharged from Sungai Buloh Hospital earlier today, bringing the number...


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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.

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