365 tourists denied entry into Malaysia during airport operating system meltdown in August

Authorities today maintained before Parliament that the massive system collapse that hit Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) this August did not contribute to any security risks slipping into the country, saying some 365 foreign visitors were denied entry into the country during the days-long disruption. All 365 were given Not to Land (NTL) notices by ...

Elephant found dead near plantation died of poisoning, foul play not immediately suspected

Elephant found dead near plantation died of poisoning, foul play not immediately suspected

Sabah Wildlife authorities disclosed early this morning that preliminary investigations into the death of a female pygmy elephant found near Kinabatangan indicate that she was...

Bangladesh intercepts Malaysia-bound boat carrying 119 Rohingya

Bangladesh intercepts Malaysia-bound boat carrying 119 Rohingya

Bangladesh coast guards intercepted a wooden boat carrying 119 Rohingya refugees bound for Malaysia as it was about to sink, officials said Thursday, the latest in a spate...

Four arrested in Jalan Duta Hermes bag heist, 81 purses recovered

Four arrested in Jalan Duta Hermes bag heist, 81 purses recovered

Following an October residential robbery in which over RM6 million (US$1.5 million) worth of handbags alone were stolen, police have announced that they have arrested four...

1MDB fugitive Jho Low just enjoyed a three-day trip to Ahmedabad, India: report

1MDB fugitive Jho Low just enjoyed a three-day trip to Ahmedabad, India: report

Regional English-language news outlet Asia Times is reporting that Malaysia’s most notorious wanted man, the fugitive former drinking buddy of Paris Hilton, Jho Low, traveled to...

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between...

Former rock band drummer, executioner identified as Malaysian IS fighters killed in Syria

Former rock band drummer, executioner identified as Malaysian IS fighters killed in Syria

Malaysia’s central police headquarters, Bukit Aman, has confirmed that they have received reports that two Malaysians fighting for the Islamic State were killed in Russian air...

Mentally ill man allegedly stabs mother, pushes body down street in wheelchair before being restrained

Mentally ill man allegedly stabs mother, pushes body down street in wheelchair before being restrained

A 38-year-old suffering from mental illness was apprehended by members of the public in Taman Kampung Padang, Sarawak, after he allegedly stabbed his mother in the neck. Sefiah...

80-kilo python believed to have eaten cat, goat captured in Perak

80-kilo python believed to have eaten cat, goat captured in Perak

A Perak fire brigade successfully captured an 80-kilo python in Ladang Koposan, Gopeng, two hours north of Kuala Lumpur early this morning. Emergency services were contacted after...

Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia Saturday as he sought to return home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security...


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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.