Country

Malaysia

Page 3 of 35
Malaysia’s Top Court Invalidates State’s Islam-based Laws on Incest, Sodomy, and Other Offenses

Malaysia’s Top Court Invalidates State’s Islam-based Laws on Incest, Sodomy, and Other Offenses

By Eileen Ng
The court said that the Kelantan state government could not make Islamic laws on those topics because they are covered by Malaysian federal law.
Thai Government and Southern Separatists Agree to New Plan to End Conflict

Thai Government and Southern Separatists Agree to New Plan to End Conflict

By Sebastian Strangio
After a hiatus in peace talks due to last year's Thai election, the two sides "are willing to put pen on paper," the Malaysian mediator said yesterday.

Malaysia Confirms Royal Pardon for Jailed Former PM Najib Razak

Malaysia Confirms Royal Pardon for Jailed Former PM Najib Razak

By Sebastian Strangio
The pardon, which halves the former leader's prison sentence from 12 to six years, could see him free ahead of the country's next general election.

Former Malaysian PM’s Prison Term Halved by Royal Pardon, Report Claims

Former Malaysian PM’s Prison Term Halved by Royal Pardon, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
Former PM Najib Razak is currently serving a 12-year sentence for his involvement in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB corruption scandal.

Billionaire Sultan Ibrahim of Johor Sworn in as Malaysia’s King

Billionaire Sultan Ibrahim of Johor Sworn in as Malaysia’s King

By Eileen Ng
The Western-educated sultan is the 17th person to serve as king under the country's unique rotational monarchy.
Former Malaysian Finance Minister Latest to be Charged in Corruption Probe

Former Malaysian Finance Minister Latest to be Charged in Corruption Probe

By Sebastian Strangio
Daim Zainuddin, a former close associate of ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad, has been accused of failing to declare millions of dollars worth of assets.

Two Malaysian Men Sentenced to 23 Years Prison For Bali Bombing

Two Malaysian Men Sentenced to 23 Years Prison For Bali Bombing

By Aisyah Llewellyn
However, the sentences given to Mohammed Farik bin Amin and Mohammed Nazir bin Lep are far from the full story.
Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Accuses Government of Prosecuting Its Rivals

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Accuses Government of Prosecuting Its Rivals

By Eileen Ng
The former leader's claims came a week after his eldest son was ordered to hand over information to anti-graft investigators.

Malaysia, Singapore Agree to New SEZ to Boost Border Trade

Malaysia, Singapore Agree to New SEZ to Boost Border Trade

By Sebastian Strangio
The planned SEZ is just one of a range of initiatives designed to tighten the economic integration between the two countries.

Malaysia and Indonesia Are Links in Iran’s Drone Supply Chain

Malaysia and Indonesia Are Links in Iran’s Drone Supply Chain

By Sribala Subramanian
Companies based in the two countries are part of an "illicit procurement network" that has been targeted by U.S. sanctions. 

Borderless Haze Threatens Southeast Asia

Borderless Haze Threatens Southeast Asia

By Helena Varkkey
Governments, civil society, and the international community need to work fast to combat the threat of smoke haze in Southeast Asia.
How Should Malaysia’s Government Deal With the ‘Green Wave’?

How Should Malaysia’s Government Deal With the ‘Green Wave’?

By Munira Mustaffa and Amrita Malhi
The Islamist party PAS is ascendant, but Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's current response to the group risks doing more harm than good.

Page 3 of 35