Najib Razak seeks to win with new budget including ‘handouts and tax cuts’

Malaysia’s prime minister Friday announced handouts and tax cuts in his last budget before elections, hoping to persuade voters to put aside a massive financial scandal and re-elect his long-ruling coalition. Najib Razak sought in the 2018 spending plans to assuage concerns among Malaysians worried about rising living costs due to the introduction of a ...

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Opposition protest rally months before Malaysian polls

Opposition protest rally months before Malaysian polls

Thousands of Malaysian protesters demonstrated Saturday against scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak as political tensions rise ahead of an election expected within months. Led...

Malaysian opposition MP Tian Chua jailed one month for ‘petty’ offense

Malaysian opposition MP Tian Chua jailed one month for ‘petty’ offense

A top Malaysian opposition MP was jailed for one month Friday after he withdrew an appeal for a “petty” offense that his lawyer said highlighted the...

Despite looting allegations, 1MDB makes payment to Abu Dhabi after delay

Despite looting allegations, 1MDB makes payment to Abu Dhabi after delay

Malaysia’s crisis-hit state investment fund 1MDB said Friday it has paid Abu Dhabi the equivalent of $350 million, the first installment under a deal to settle its debts...

Miranda Kerr hands back multi-million dollar jewelry cache tied to 1MDB case

Miranda Kerr hands back multi-million dollar jewelry cache tied to 1MDB case

Australian model Miranda Kerr has turned over $8.1 million, nearly 35 million ringgit, worth of jewelry to the US Justice Department following allegations that the items were...

Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

Najib comes out swinging at rally ahead of expected snap election

More than 85,000 people crammed into Malaysia’s Bukit Jalil stadium on Thursday to hear the embattled prime minister vow another electoral victory ahead of a widely expected...

Razak’s fund scandal prompts DiCaprio to return Oscar won by Brando

Razak’s fund scandal prompts DiCaprio to return Oscar won by Brando

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed Friday that he has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando, along with other gifts, amid an inquiry into a multibillion-dollar...

Malaysia, Indonesia to launch joint patrols off Mindanao to fight militants

Malaysia, Indonesia to launch joint patrols off Mindanao to fight militants

Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants,...

Malaysian citizens in North Korea return home after Malaysia releases Kim Jong Un’s body

Malaysian citizens in North Korea return home after Malaysia releases Kim Jong Un’s body

Malaysian authorities returned the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, in a deal that secured the release of nine Malaysian citizens...

Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released to his family in Macau

Kim Jong-nam’s body to be released to his family in Macau

Forty-one days after he was assassinated in Malaysia, the remains of Kim Jong-nam will be repatriated to his family in Macau. Sun Daily reports that the body was released today by...


 

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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).