Police say RM122,000 nasi kandar robbery was staged, two restaurant employees arrested

Police have arrested two men in connection with a so-called robbery at a popular nasi kandar restaurant in Penang, which saw the island experience severe gridlock as officers closed down exit points looking for the purported thieves. However, much to the disappointment of the restaurant owner, the two men who were arrested were actually employees ...

Labuan woman cheated out of RM230,000 in WeChat love scam

Labuan woman cheated out of RM230,000 in WeChat love scam

A Labuan woman is RM230,000 (over US$55,000) poorer after falling for a man she met online who scammed her out of her savings via text messages. Originally meeting on the Chinese...

At least one Malaysian confirmed dead in New Zealand volcano explosion

At least one Malaysian confirmed dead in New Zealand volcano explosion

Malaysian consular officials in New Zealand have confirmed that authorities there have told them one of the country’s nationals was among the dead in a volcanic explosion that...

Malaysia reports first polio case after nearly 20 years of being ‘polio-free’

Malaysia reports first polio case after nearly 20 years of being ‘polio-free’

Nearly 20 years since Malaysia’s last polio case, a 3-month-old baby in Sabah has been confirmed to be suffering from the crippling virus. He is currently in the isolation...

Church statue in Penang vandalized, MP calls for calm while investigation carried out

Church statue in Penang vandalized, MP calls for calm while investigation carried out

Bukit Mertajam MP and Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim has said that authorities are investigating an incident that saw a Church statue vandalized at a Catholic place...

¡No manches! Trio of Mexican brothers have drug death sentence commuted by Johor Sultan

¡No manches! Trio of Mexican brothers have drug death sentence commuted by Johor Sultan

Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar confirmed via social media today that he had commuted the death sentence of three Mexican nationals who were facing the gallows after...

Recorded number of dengue cases hits all-time high this year

Recorded number of dengue cases hits all-time high this year

Health officials have revealed that dengue cases have reached an all-time high in 2019, with 120,871 cases having been recorded as of yesterday, December 4. That’s already...

Trash Heap Yields Gem: Woman uses social media to reunite daughter with late father’s last memento

Trash Heap Yields Gem: Woman uses social media to reunite daughter with late father’s last memento

Facebook is generally just a place where you go to find out that the people you knew in high school are now racists and/or trying to sell you aromatherapy oils. But every once in...

Environmental groups praise three Sarawak fishermen who freed whale shark

Environmental groups praise three Sarawak fishermen who freed whale shark

Three fishermen from the Malaysian state of Sarawak are being praised by local environmental authorities after they helped untie a rope that was attached to a whale shark. In a...

Bare Canvases: Authorities to investigate tattoo expo for nudity

Bare Canvases: Authorities to investigate tattoo expo for nudity

Authorities have confirmed that a tattoo convention organizer will be investigated after reports emerged that semi-nude models were present showing off the artwork. Tourism, Arts...


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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.