Malaysia renews licence of Australian rare earths processing factory

Malaysia on Thursday renewed the operating license of a controversial Australian-run rare earths plant for six months despite concerns from green groups about the impact of radioactive waste it produces. Lynas hopes its plant, which has processed rare earths from Australia since 2012, can reduce Chinese dominance in the market for the materials. Rare earth ...

[VIDEO] Wash-out: Heavy afternoon rain leaves parts of Kuala Lumpur flooded, and cars stranded

[VIDEO] Wash-out: Heavy afternoon rain leaves parts of Kuala Lumpur flooded, and cars stranded

Gather round, kids — for it is a tale as old as all the time on the Equator: One minute you’re enjoying your boba tea in the haze, the next the heavens have ripped...

Not all heroes wear capes, not all angels have wings: McDonald’s delivery comes with a side of Panadol

Not all heroes wear capes, not all angels have wings: McDonald’s delivery comes with a side of Panadol

Going viral on social media this fine Thursday is a post from a grateful McDonald’s delivery recipient, who asked for an off-menu extra in addition to his McNuggets and porridge...

Irish teen died of ‘upper intestinal bleeding’ with no signs of violence or rape, says autopsy

Irish teen died of ‘upper intestinal bleeding’ with no signs of violence or rape, says autopsy

Autopsy results from Malaysian coroners were released moments ago over the mysterious disappearance and death of Irish-French teen Nora Quoirin, with experts concluding that she...

Wanted Indian televangelist Zakir Naik facing high-profile calls to leave after calling Chinese, Indian Malaysians ‘guests’

Wanted Indian televangelist Zakir Naik facing high-profile calls to leave after calling Chinese, Indian Malaysians ‘guests’

Malaysia’s most contentious visitor, Zakir Naik, currently wanted in India on money-laundering charges, has never strayed far from the headlines since being awarded Permanent...

Franco-Irish girl’s family mourn ‘unbearable’ loss, as autopsy conducted

Franco-Irish girl’s family mourn ‘unbearable’ loss, as autopsy conducted

Malaysian authorities Wednesday conducted a postmortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family...

Good Doggo: Stray canine takes morning LRT commute, operators deal with him swiftly and humanely

Good Doggo: Stray canine takes morning LRT commute, operators deal with him swiftly and humanely

Morning commuters riding Kuala Lumpur’s LRT were left startled after a stray dog entered into their carriage at the Miharja station, which sits at ground level and can be more...

Kayak believed used by missing Singaporean pair has been found, Malaysian authorities say

Kayak believed used by missing Singaporean pair has been found, Malaysian authorities say

The two Singaporeans are still missing.

BREAKING: Authorities confirm that body found in stream is missing Irish teen

BREAKING: Authorities confirm that body found in stream is missing Irish teen

Sad news, as UK missing persons abroad charity Lucie Blackman Trust confirmed this evening that the body found this afternoon is that of missing teenager Nora Quoirin. According...

BREAKING: Sources say unidentified body found in search for missing Irish teen

BREAKING: Sources say unidentified body found in search for missing Irish teen

Breaking news this afternoon, as international and local media are reporting that a body has been found on the tenth day of a search for missing Irish teenager Nora Quoirin. The...


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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.