AJ Impact

By the numbers: Economic impact of Southeast Asia's haze

Agriculture and healthcare sectors among those bearing cost of worsening air quality in Southeast Asia.

By the numbers: Economic impact of Southeast Asia's haze

Asia Pacific

Indonesia fires forces schools and airport to close in Sumatra

Worsening fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island threaten to cause more diplomatic frictions with neighbouring Malaysia.

Indonesia fires forces schools and airport to close in Sumatra

Asia Pacific

Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

Transboundary haze from Indonesia's Sumatra island cited for rising pollution index in next-door Malaysia and Singapore.

Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

AJ Impact

Malaysia aims to recover nearly $1bn paid out by former 1MDB unit

Government trying to trace billions of dollars allegedly stolen from controversial investment fund.

Malaysia aims to recover nearly $1bn paid out by former 1MDB unit

Middle East

Iran's Zarif to Trump: Drop 'economic terrorism' before talks

Iran's foreign minister also warns during his visit to Malaysia that ISIL still poses a threat in the Middle East.

Iran's Zarif to Trump: Drop 'economic terrorism' before talks

Malaysia

1MDB prosecutor: Malaysia ex-PM Najib played 'elaborate charade'

Najib faces charges, including money laundering, in connection with the alleged misuse of $550m 1MDB funds.

Malaysia

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak's biggest 1MDB trial gets under way

Najib faces several charges, including money laundering, in connection with the alleged misuse of $550m in 1MDB funds.

Malaysia

Nor 'Phoenix' Diana: The world's first hijabi wrestler

Wrestling community and fans celebrate Malaysian 19-year-old, who hopes to inspire more women to participate in sports.

'I want people to see me as a wrestler, not just some hijab girl'

AJ Impact

Malaysia's Mahathir: Linking palm oil to deforestation 'baseless'

Malaysian PM says gov't working on making palm oil sustainable, more productive as accusations against industry grow.

Malaysia's Mahathir: Linking palm oil to deforestation 'baseless'

Malaysia

Drugs worth $161m seized in Malaysia's biggest haul

The seized drugs - 3,200kg cocaine and 467kg ketamine - came from Ecuador and Pakistan, respectively.

Drugs worth $161m seized in Malaysia's biggest haul

AJ Impact

Malaysia is fighting for its billion-dollar palm oil industry

There are concerns over an EU law that aims to curb deforestation by phasing out the oil from renewable fuel by 2030.

Malaysia is fighting for its billion-dollar palm oil industry

Asia Pacific

Malaysia: Zakir Naik apologises for controversial Chinese remarks

Muslim preacher says it was 'not his intention' to upset any community as police ban him from giving public talks.

Malaysia: Zakir Naik apologises for controversial Chinese remarks

Malaysia

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's trial postponed by court

Hearing will begin on August 26 to allow time for completion of a separate trial that revolves around SRC International.

AJ Impact

Ex-Malaysia Airlines workers still struggling to make ends meet

Some of the 6,000 workers who were laid off after the MH370 and MH17 disasters are still searching for work.

Ex-Malaysia Airlines workers still struggling to make ends meet

Malaysia

Former Malaysian PM Najib to appear in court for 1MDB trial

Najib Razak faces 42 criminal charges of corruption and money laundering from a state investment fund.