For young Malaysians, electing a 92-year-old was no easy call

Like many young Malaysians, Daniel Mizan Qayyum yearned for change in a country that has been under one party’s corrosive thumb for six decades, so he naturally had misgivings about voting for a 92-year-old former autocrat. But Malaysia’s rambunctious politics often creates unlikely allies, and Daniel is one of millions who catapulted the elderly Mahathir Mohamad ...

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Malaysia’s luxury-loving former first lady Rosmah Mansor laments ‘trying times’

Malaysia’s luxury-loving former first lady Rosmah Mansor laments ‘trying times’

Malaysia’s unpopular former first lady on Saturday lamented the “trying times” since her husband Najib Razak’s ouster from power, in a plea for public...

Lurid tale of model’s murder, bribery loom anew for Najib

Lurid tale of model’s murder, bribery loom anew for Najib

Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even...

‘Cash is king’: The fall of Malaysia’s disgraced first couple

‘Cash is king’: The fall of Malaysia’s disgraced first couple

With his scandal-tainted career and her reputation as greedy and domineering, Malaysia’s disgraced former first couple look set to have their names etched in the...

Singaporean doctor details treatments he says turned Najib’s wife into a ‘scary gargoyle’

Singaporean doctor details treatments he says turned Najib’s wife into a ‘scary gargoyle’

The latest fallout revolving around Malaysia’s scandal-tainted ex-premier Najib Razak involves designer handbags. Lots and lots of ’em, with many stuffed with cash and...

Cash-filled designer handbags seized in raids on former PM’s house

Cash-filled designer handbags seized in raids on former PM’s house

Malaysian police seized a huge haul of designer handbags, many of them stuffed with cash and jewelry, in searches of homes and offices linked to scandal-tainted ex-premier Najib...

‘He will certainly be charged’: Freshly released Anwar predicts jail for ex-PM Najib

‘He will certainly be charged’: Freshly released Anwar predicts jail for ex-PM Najib

Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims. In an interview...

Big Trouble for Najib: PM’s house hit by late-night police raid

Big Trouble for Najib: PM’s house hit by late-night police raid

Malaysian police converged on the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak late last night as local media quoted officials saying they were conducting raids related to...

BREAKING: Anwar walks free from custody

BREAKING: Anwar walks free from custody

Jailed Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim walked free on Wednesday after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for his return to national politics as the presumptive successor...

Malaysia on verge of ‘golden era,’ but 1 election ‘does not a democracy make’: Anwar

Malaysia on verge of ‘golden era,’ but 1 election ‘does not a democracy make’: Anwar

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim today said his country was on the verge of a new “golden era,” with the toppling of a corruption-riddled regime offering hope to...


 

Coconuts KL Politics

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).