Two of Bali escapee prisoners caught, Malaysian inmate still on the run

There’s a reason why they never made a Shawshank Redemption part 2: these things rarely end well. For two of the four men who escaped a Bali prison earlier this week, things are decidedly taking a turn for the worst. Let’s get to the good news first: turns out they all didn’t drown in the

Baby orangutans saved from trafficking after being found in suitcase

A Malaysian has just been busted at the Thai border with a menagerie of animals that included 51 endangered tortoises, 6 raccoons and 2 baby orangutans, who were alarmingly, being...

Baby orangutans saved from trafficking after being found in suitcase

Local youth spray paint town with swastikas, probably have no idea who Hitler was, and what he was all about

A Perak town is being tormented by a pack of youth who have been painting the town with less than imaginative gang graffiti in the name of Gang 04 and misappropriated swastikas....

Local youth spray paint town with swastikas, probably have no idea who Hitler was, and what he was all about

Bhutanese students stranded in Malaysia after being duped for visas and education

Reports emerged yesterday that eighteen Bhutanese students have been left stranded in Malaysia after being duped by an education consultancy firm that promised visas and...

Bhutanese students stranded in Malaysia after being duped for visas and education

[VIDEO] Clip of kids cutting class, getting drunk, and acting like idiots goes viral

Making the rounds on social media, shocking parents and anyone who has never been young and foolish, is the video of a group of students in uniform, skipping class, and getting...

[VIDEO] Clip of kids cutting class, getting drunk, and acting like idiots goes viral

Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

More than 85,000 people crammed into Malaysia’s Bukit Jalil stadium on Thursday to hear the embattled prime minister vow another electoral victory ahead of a widely expected...

Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

HIV infection ‘rampant’ among Malaysian fishermen surveyed says Malaysian AIDS Council

A worrying report from the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) emerged today that the latest group to be hit with a surge of HIV infections is Malaysian fishermen, according to the 130...

HIV infection ‘rampant’ among Malaysian fishermen surveyed says Malaysian AIDS Council

Court fines restaurant for serving contaminated mutton curry: traces of beef and lamb

An Ipoh courthouse has fined Mr N Subramaniam of Hyderbad Curry House in Teluk Intan guilty of selling beef and lamb as what was falsely labeled as mutton curry. He will now have...

Court fines restaurant for serving contaminated mutton curry: traces of beef and lamb

Snopes Malaysia: plastic rice claims to be tested, results made public promises Ministry of Agriculture

In a world of reported fake lettuce, eggs and meat – there is one urban myth that haunts the headlines every holiday season: plastic rice. If ever there was anything to tear...

Snopes Malaysia: plastic rice claims to be tested, results made public promises Ministry of Agriculture

Bali prison escapees still not found: either drowned in tunnel or living the free life

It’s been three days since a daring, El Chapo-style escape by four inmates at Kerobokan Prison in Bali, and still no sign of any of them. One of the men was Malaysian syabu...

Bali prison escapees still not found: either drowned in tunnel or living the free life

Coconuts KL News

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.