Malaysian election


Blame all around as Najib arrested, charged

SINGAPORE (July 9): Some of my so-called friends have been giving me a hard time over the last couple of months for not voting at Malaysia’s general election on May 9.


Malaysia boleh if brain drain can be reversed, says Schroders

SINGAPORE (June 27): History was made in Malaysia on May 9 when the opposition caolition, Pakatan Harapan (PH), won the 14th general election for the very first time, ending the six-decade rule of

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Insolvent 1MDB unable to repay debt as director warns of scam

(May 24): Troubles at Malaysia’s state investment company 1MDB deepened as its officials told the government the fund is insolvent and unable to repay debts that could amount to almost US$7 billion

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Guan Eng slams Arul Kanda for being 'dishonest and untrustworthy'

KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has slammed scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) president and chief executive officer Arul Kanda Kandasamy for being “utterly dish


Malaysia to dismiss thousands of state workers to cut spending

(May 23): Thousands of government workers in Malaysia will lose their jobs and state agencies will be dissolved as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad moves to curb spending and debt.


Robert Kuok to return

KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): Tycoon Robert Kuok will return to Malaysia this week to attend a government advisory council meeting, several media reported yesterday.

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Justo meets Dr Mahathir

PETALING JAYA (May 21): Former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo, who released hundreds of thousands of emails which led to worldwide investigations involving 1MDB and its busin

In print this week

Will review of mega projects harm or help Singapore?

SINGAPORE (May 21): Malaysia’s new government has pledged to review all the mega projects that the previous government undertook.

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Meet Malaysia's finance minister-designate

SINGAPORE (May 21): Steven Sim, a member of Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party (DAP), recalls a meeting he organised some time ago in the Malaysian state of Penang for Lim Guan Eng and a group of S

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Auditor-General's 1MDB report made public

SINGAPORE (May 21): On May 15, Malaysia’s national audit department announced that a formerly classified report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd had been reclassified as an open document.

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