Malaysia

Amnesty alleges torture in some death penalty cases in Malaysia

Human rights watchdog urges government of Prime Minister Mahathir to take steps for abolition of capital punishment.

Amnesty alleges torture in some death penalty cases in Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia parliament scraps law criminalising fake news

Law passed by previous government which critics said was designed to stifle dissent repealed at second attempt.

Malaysia parliament scraps law criminalising fake news

Poverty & Development

‘Real tensions’: Malaysia’s oil-rich Borneo states flex muscles

Sabah and Sarawak are pushing for autonomy and equal status they say were part of agreement to create Malaysia in 1963.

‘Real tensions’: Malaysia’s oil-rich Borneo states flex muscles

AJ Impact

Malaysia fines Najib's brother, ex-ministers in 1MDB case

The individuals could face action under Malaysia's anti-money laundering act if they fail to pay the fines.

Malaysia fines Najib's brother, ex-ministers in 1MDB case

Environment

Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers

Environment ministers seek solution to toxic pollution as activists urge governments to take a stronger stand.

Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers

AJ Impact

'Distorting competition': Malaysia fines ride hailing firm Grab

Malaysian regulator says Grab 'created barriers to entry' against competitors.

'Distorting competition': Malaysia fines ride hailing firm Grab

AJ Impact

Vape clampdown: Malaysia pushes for tough anti-e-cigarette laws

Growing concerns over health effects of electronic cigarettes are pushing some governments to take action.

Vape clampdown: Malaysia pushes for tough anti-e-cigarette laws

Asia Pacific

BASE jumpers from 25 countries converge on Malaysia

BASE jumping is considered more dangerous and more technically difficult than skydiving.

Malaysia

Malaysia arrests 16 for suspected ISIL links, plotting attacks

A dozen Indonesians, three Malaysians and an Indian woman also accused of trying to recruit members and collect funds.

Malaysia arrests 16 for suspected ISIL links, plotting attacks

Malaysia

Malaysia's police say fugitive financier's whereabouts known

Police have been seeking custody of Jho Low, a key figure in the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal.

Malaysia's police say fugitive financier's whereabouts known

Asia Pacific

Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools as haze worsens

Closures affect millions of students as toxic haze from forest fires send air quality plummeting in the region.

Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools as haze worsens

Environment

Indonesia forest fires choke Southeast Asia

Toxic haze spreads across Indonesia and into neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore forcing schools to shut.

Indonesia forest fires choke Southeast Asia

AJ Impact

Fighting fire: Malaysian PM wants to get tough on haze sources

Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysian companies that start forest fires in Indonesia may be forced to take action.

Fighting fire: Malaysian PM wants to get tough on haze sources

Environment

Indonesia 'doing everything' to put out forest fires: President

Pressure is growing to tackle forest fires as noxious smoke haze envelopes Malaysia and Singapore.

Indonesia 'doing everything' to put out forest fires: President

Reporter's Notebook

Malaysia tries cloud seeding amid choking smoke haze

The choking smog, blamed on forest fires in Indonesia, has become an annual occurrence in Southeast Asia, despite efforts to address the problem.