Malaysia launches legal action to recover embezzled 1MDB millions

Malaysia has launched legal action to recover about $65 million stolen from scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, much of it from groups connected to the ousted former regime, anti-corruption authorities said Friday. Billions of dollars were looted from the investment vehicle and spent on everything from yachts to expensive artwork, in a fraud allegedly involving disgraced ex-premier ...

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Jho Low, Fugees founder indicted for Obama donations

Jho Low, Fugees founder indicted for Obama donations

A founding member of the hip-hop group the Fugees and a flamboyant Malaysian businessman have been indicted for making illegal contributions to US president Barack Obama's 2012...

Malaysia rejects war crimes court position: opposition parties say royals must be exempt from prosecution

Malaysia rejects war crimes court position: opposition parties say royals must be exempt from prosecution

Malaysia's government did a U-turn to join the International Criminal Court after backlash from a powerful Islamic ruler and opposition politicians.

International Paralympic Committee upset with Malaysia’s ban on Israeli para-swimmers

International Paralympic Committee upset with Malaysia’s ban on Israeli para-swimmers

Malaysia said IPC can withdraw the country from hosting the championship if they want to do so.

Malaysian state chooses new sultan, expected to be elected king

Malaysian state chooses new sultan, expected to be elected king

The former king reportedly married a Russian ex-beauty queen while on medical leave.

Muslims rally to defend Malay-first rights in Malaysia as government abandons UN racial discrimination convention

Muslims rally to defend Malay-first rights in Malaysia as government abandons UN racial discrimination convention

"I hope the other races don't challenge the rights of the Malays. As a Muslim, I want Islam to be the first (priority) in Malaysia."

Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO met key figure in 1MDB scandal

Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO met key figure in 1MDB scandal

Former Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein met with a man at the center of the 1MDB corruption scandal involving former MalaysiaPrime Minister Najib Razak, a person close to the...

Debt-laden Malaysia surprises with big-spending budget

Debt-laden Malaysia surprises with big-spending budget

Malaysia’s new government unveiled the country’s biggest ever budget Friday, a surprise move that defied expectations of major belt-tightening to reduce national debts...

‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia, Mahathir tells Thai audience

‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia, Mahathir tells Thai audience

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad yesterday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as “Western” values. The blunt...

Malaysia’s Anwar returns to frontline politics in big poll win

Malaysia’s Anwar returns to frontline politics in big poll win

Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed...


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Coconuts KL will continue covering Malaysian politics: Whether it is about the Red Shirts vs the Yellow Shirts, those never-ending 1MDB corruption cases, or the never-ending sodomy cases.  Because in Malaysia, politics we trust! (a little bit, lah).