Malaysian man detained at Mumbai airport smuggling live human embryo

Indian authorities have apprehended a Malaysian national following a luggage search that uncovered a suspicious canister. Inside was a live human embryo, and the Malaysian mule says that it was destined for a high-end Mumbai fertility clinic. Authorities made the bust on March 16, and the man they are holding has already admitted it was ...

Former UMNO Youth leader claims there are many meanings to ‘tembak’ (to shoot) as he’s investigated for Tweet

Former UMNO Youth leader claims there are many meanings to ‘tembak’ (to shoot) as he’s investigated for Tweet

A former UMNO Youth leader has discovered that you can’t go around asking for your political rivals to be “shot” without having the police investigate your proverbial...

Malaysia and Amnesty International urge Singapore to spare Sarawak murderer from gallows

Malaysia and Amnesty International urge Singapore to spare Sarawak murderer from gallows

The execution date was given on short notice.

Malaysian-born US citizen allegedly suffocates wife in Penang on morning before they were meant to return

Malaysian-born US citizen allegedly suffocates wife in Penang on morning before they were meant to return

Reports are emerging of the death of a Malaysian-born woman with US citizenship at the alleged hands of her American husband yesterday on Penang island. Police responded to an...

Dentist exposes harsh reality of having unqualified individuals give you ‘fashion braces’

Dentist exposes harsh reality of having unqualified individuals give you ‘fashion braces’

Oh, dear – while braces used to be confined to the trials, tribulations and traumas of one’s teenage years, in recent times, they’ve become something that many adults have...

Alert: Grab is going to charge you for cancellations, starting next week

Alert: Grab is going to charge you for cancellations, starting next week

Listen up flaky users of Malaysia’s most popular ride hailing app, Grab – they will soon be charging you not only for your cancellations, but also that extra time that you...

Prize-winning Malaysian photographer hits back at claim pic was staged

Prize-winning Malaysian photographer hits back at claim pic was staged

The lenses, flash and knives are out: Malaysia’s own, Sibu-born photographer Edwin Ong, the recent winner of the prestigious Hamdan International Photography Award 2019, is now...

IMU student who promoted rape culture following actress’ death formally apologizes, retracts comments

IMU student who promoted rape culture following actress’ death formally apologizes, retracts comments

Following the swift, intense, and unmitigated public condemnation for his comments made after the death of a local actress, International Medical University (IMU) student Kiren...

Malaysian man arrested at Perth airport after child pornography found on mobile phone

Malaysian man arrested at Perth airport after child pornography found on mobile phone

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has confirmed the Friday arrest of an unnamed Malaysian national attempting to enter the country via Perth International Airport who was found to...

Two Malaysians confirmed dead in Lombok earthquake, say embassy

Two Malaysians confirmed dead in Lombok earthquake, say embassy

An early morning Monday post from the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta confirmed that two of our country’s citizens have died in yesterday’s Lombok earthquake. Both died...


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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.