Malaysia reopens grisly murder case linked to former PM Najib

Malaysian police have reopened an investigation into the grisly murder of a young Mongolian woman in 2006 which has been linked to the country’s ousted leader, reports said Friday. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with military-grade plastic explosives near Kuala Lumpur. The murder was the most shocking aspect in a scandal ...

Religious studies teacher guilty of molesting five-year-old gets three months prison

Religious studies teacher guilty of molesting five-year-old gets three months prison

Malaysian netizens are up in arms after a woman shared a brief newspaper clipping of the sentence handed to a religious studies teacher who was found guilty of sexually abusing a...

Sun’s out, buns out on Terengganu beaches, but for non-Muslims only

Sun’s out, buns out on Terengganu beaches, but for non-Muslims only

Malaysia’s east coast beach paradise state, Terengganu is laying all their sunscreen on the line, and telling media that while their leadership is led by the conservative...

Panic over tainted banana leaves is fake, says health director

Panic over tainted banana leaves is fake, says health director

Alert to all of the concerned aunties and uncles out there, spreading the concerning tale of the deadly Nipah virus being spread via our country’s beloved plate proxy, the...

Actress spends two days apologizing on social media after looking happy in hug with PM

Actress spends two days apologizing on social media after looking happy in hug with PM

Haters will say it’s photoshopped, and haters will apparently also say it’s “too friendly” if you look delighted to meet Malaysia’s nonagenarian prime minister, Tun Dr...

High seas anxiety: Ferry of 432 stranded on sandbar after straying course

High seas anxiety: Ferry of 432 stranded on sandbar after straying course

Your sea nightmares were realized last night after 432 ferry passengers were trapped on a sandbar near Kuala Perlis in the north of the country, yesterday. The ship was on its way...

Wrath of Poseidon: After indiscriminate over-fishing Sabah’s lobster and crab hauling practices under review

Wrath of Poseidon: After indiscriminate over-fishing Sabah’s lobster and crab hauling practices under review

Sabah’s Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Junz Wong is putting the kibosh on all of your lobster thermidor fantasies, and told media he will be restricting the...

SPOTTED: Eagle-eyed World Cup watchers caught the PKR flag at the Senegal match

SPOTTED: Eagle-eyed World Cup watchers caught the PKR flag at the Senegal match

The election may be done, dusted and won for Pakatan Harapan, but one supporter has taken the flag of Anwar’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat (aka PKR aka People’s Justice...

Deadly bus accident may have been due to faulty brakes

Deadly bus accident may have been due to faulty brakes

Investigators believe a faulty brake may be to blame for a deadly express bus accident that occurred yesterday near the Karak Highway in Gombak yesterday. One passenger died, and...

Visitors are trampling farmers’ rice paddy fields in search for the perfect photo-op

Visitors are trampling farmers’ rice paddy fields in search for the perfect photo-op

Malaysians, tourists, Malaysian tourists, and all of those in between, we can now add scenic rice paddy fields to the growing list of beautiful things of which we are undeserving....


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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.