Netizen alleges friend was victim of Bangsar hit-and-run and subsequent robbery

Facebook user Kim Tham has taken to the popular Facebook group The Republic of Bangsar to report that a friend of theirs was jogging along Lorong Maarof when the were struck by a car. Running over the victim’s right leg, the driver then left the scene without stopping. Writing that they were unable to move ...

Malaysian opposition leader blames Indonesian LGBTQ+ community for causing earthquake

Malaysian opposition leader blames Indonesian LGBTQ+ community for causing earthquake

Last month’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, claimed more than 2,000 lives and displaced nearly 90,000 people. In some cities, bodies are still being...

Home of Malaysian cricket under closure threat

Home of Malaysian cricket under closure threat

Malaysia’s top cricket stadium, which has hosted some of the  game’s greats, may have to be abandoned after a property developer decided to turf out the sport’s...

New charges for Najib? Reports he will face at least four more this week

New charges for Najib? Reports he will face at least four more this week

Local media is reporting that inside sources have revealed that former prime minister Najib Razak will face fresh charges this week to add to a growing list of corruption woes...

Woman induced labor at home to abort baby, takes remains to police to report death

Woman induced labor at home to abort baby, takes remains to police to report death

Terengganu area police were shocked when a woman in a frail state appeared at a police station with the remains of her recently aborted baby with her. Already 20 weeks pregnant...

Satay restaurant shuttered by authorities after hygiene pics go viral

Satay restaurant shuttered by authorities after hygiene pics go viral

After graphic photos showing incredibly poor hygiene at a Negeri Sembilan satay shop began to circulate and horrify netizens online, authorities made a not-so surprising visit to...

Zahid Hamidi’s daughter unrepentant about dragging 9-year-old into grandpa’s political woes

Zahid Hamidi’s daughter unrepentant about dragging 9-year-old into grandpa’s political woes

Oh, dear. Let’s recap everything we’ve got without blowing up the spot even more than it has been: Last Friday, the daughter of beleaguered UMNO leader, and former...

Health Ministry confirms it was noodles in laksa that caused serious food poisoning

Health Ministry confirms it was noodles in laksa that caused serious food poisoning

Earlier this month, a laksa stall in Kupang, Baling, Kedah, in the north of the country, was found to be the ground-zero source for a spate of serious food poisoning incidents....

Tributes for former top Asian football official Velappan

Tributes for former top Asian football official Velappan

Tributes have poured in after the death of Peter Velappan, a former top Asian football official who was credited with helping transform the game in the region. The Malaysian, who...

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

At 8am this morning, opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, having been arrested Thursday on suspicion of corruption. It was a fresh blow to...


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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.