Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned this morning for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the “cruel and unjust” punishment. The case has sparked widespread condemnation and focused attention on what rights groups say is a deteriorating climate for the gay community in the Muslim-majority country. Campaigners said ...

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Malaysia PM calls for China’s help with fiscal problems

Malaysia PM calls for China’s help with fiscal problems

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China’s top leadership to help with his country’s fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to revise major...

Yacht’s not hot: Mahathir now looking to seize Jho Low’s alleged private jet

Yacht’s not hot: Mahathir now looking to seize Jho Low’s alleged private jet

After having the seized the RM1 billion (US$250 million) super-yacht belonging to fugitive financier Jho Low, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad now has his sights set on acquiring...

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s trial on corruption charges related to a massive financial scandal that led to his shock election defeat will start in...

After a week full of profanities, Speaker issues warning to MPs to keep vulgarities to themselves

After a week full of profanities, Speaker issues warning to MPs to keep vulgarities to themselves

Colorful language implored by a certain MP in the Dewan Rakyat (lower house) resulted in a stern, and “final warning” from Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof that any more...

Bill over Anti-Fake News Act being tabled for repeal in Dewan Rakyat today

Bill over Anti-Fake News Act being tabled for repeal in Dewan Rakyat today

This year’s most contentious, and some might say unnecessary, law the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 (Act 803) is being repealed in the Dewan Rakyat (lower house) today. Datuk Liew Vui...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib hit with new charges over graft scandal

Malaysian ex-PM Najib hit with new charges over graft scandal

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges Wednesday linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election...

Lebanese jeweler suing Rosmah believes she wanted to wear bling at GE14 victory events

Lebanese jeweler suing Rosmah believes she wanted to wear bling at GE14 victory events

The man behind the Lebanese jewelers currently embroiled in a lawsuit with former first lady Rosmah Mansor has spoken with The Times, and indicated he believes Rosmah had...

Malaysia to take possession of 1MDB-linked yacht from Indonesia

Malaysia to take possession of 1MDB-linked yacht from Indonesia

Malaysia is making “some arrangement” with Indonesia to take ownership of a luxury yacht linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal, a government spokesman...

‘Look away then’ says Transport Minister after PAS lawmaker complains of ‘sexy’ cabin crew uniforms

‘Look away then’ says Transport Minister after PAS lawmaker complains of ‘sexy’ cabin crew uniforms

Malaysia’s new government certainly is proving to be a breath of fresh air, after Transport Minister Anthony Loke told PAS (a conservative Islamist party) lawmakers he was...


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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).