Najib Razak

Report: Trump Has Done a Great Job Profiting Off the Presidency

Particularly from foreign government and lobbyists.<p>By multiple accounts, including those in <b>Michael Wolff’s</b> <i>Fire and Fury,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> never wanted or expected to become president. His whole campaign was reportedly a branding exercise, intended to raise his profile, burnish his ego, and ultimately …

Donald Trump

Exposed: Lobbyists, Diplomats, Sycophants Are Flocking to Trump Hotels

A new report by watchdog group Public Citizen has unveiled dozens of politicians, companies, and entities associated with foreign governments that …

Malaysia

Malaysia's Najib criticizes Singapore ties under Mahathir

SINGAPORE — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country’s relationship with neighbouring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his …

Lee Kuan Yew

Malaysian farmers protest Europe's push to curb palm oil imports

© Reuters. Malaysian farmers protest Europe's push to curb palm oil imports<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Malaysian palm oil farmers …

Joko Widodo

Singapore, Malaysia sign bilateral agreement on JB-Singapore Rapid Transit System

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia on Tuesday (Jan 16) signed a bilateral agreement on their upcoming cross-border MRT system - the Johor …

Lee Hsien Loong

Toll charges at Second Link may be revised to ease congestion at Causeway: Najib

Malaysia will consider revising toll charges at the Second Link in a bid to make the bridge more attractive to users and also reduce congestion at …

Lee Hsien Loong

The silencing of Rappler in the Philippines is part of an Asia-wide crackdown on media

<b>Phnom Penh:</b> Journalists and human rights advocates have condemned a move by the Philippines to shut down a popular news website that has been …

Asia

Najib, Lee open 2 S'pore projects

MALAYSIA and Singapore mark the delivery of two joint development projects in Singapore with the official opening of Marina One and DUO by Prime …

Singapore

Marina One, Duo 'symbols of strong Singapore-KL ties'

In the heart of Singapore's Marina Bay district, a gleaming complex of steel and glass buildings soar 30 storeys high.<p>Last evening, Marina One was …

Lee Hsien Loong

In full: Joint statement by PM Lee, Najib after Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak on Tuesday (Jan 16) issued a joint statement reaffirming …

Lee Hsien Loong

Malaysia-Singapore ties tested by high-speed rail contract

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The leaders of Malaysia and Singapore are expected to discuss plans for a high-speed rail project linking their countries during summit talks on Tuesday, as a deadline to award the multi-billion dollar project nears.<p>The high-speed rail valued by analysts at about …

Lee Hsien Loong

70% of office space in Marina One and Duo taken up

SINGAPORE: More than 70 per cent of the office space at Marina One and Duo had been taken up before its official launch on Monday (Jan 15). Both …

Lee Hsien Loong

How the joint venture behind Marina One and Duo came to be

SINGAPORE - The projects Marina One in Marina Bay and Duo in Bugis arose from a historic land swop deal in 2010 between Singapore and Malaysia.<p>The …

Lee Hsien Loong

Mahathir alleges evidence of 'phantom voters' in Malaysia's electoral rolls

January 15, 2018 4:07 PM<br>KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian prime minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad has alleged the existence of so-called phantom voters in …

Kuala Lumpur

Southeast Asia’s strongmen are looking forward to elections in 2018

Voters in Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia are all expected to go to the polls this year. But against a backdrop of increasingly authoritarianism in the region, one thing is likely to unite the upcoming elections: the political opposition has already been beaten.<p>Leaders looking to further …

Asia

Gerakan submit GE14 candidates list

Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak (second left) attend a closed-door meeting during his working visit to Parti …

Malaysia

At 92, does Mahathir have enough left in him to defeat Najib and stun Malaysia? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Malaysia’s opposition coalition is known as Pakatan Harapan, or Pact of Hope.<p>It’s fitting for a group that has pinned its hopes on a nonagenarian …

Malaysia

Johor-Singapore RTS development to be in focus in leaders' retreat

SINGAPORE: The signing of the bilateral agreement for the development of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) will be the highlight of the Prime Minister …

Malaysia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves giving hugs — here are 19 of his most amusing awkward encounters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for being a charismatic, powerful, and controversial figure.<p>As the 67-year-old leader of a country with more than 1.3 billion people as well as one of the world's strongest militaries and largest economies, his influence is undeniable.<p>But there's …

U.S. Politics

S-E Asia in the grip of chilly weather

Temperatures across South-east Asia have dipped beyond the norm in recent days, with non-stop rain and strong winds contributing to chillier …

Weather

Mahathir Mohamad crops up again in bid to lead Malaysia – with Anwar on the same side

On January 8, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad announced his intention to contest the next general election, due sometime before …

Mahathir Mohamad

Netizens in tropical Malaysia, Singapore embrace ‘winter’ weather

MALAYSIA and Singapore have been hit by a cold spell on Thursday and Friday but despite warnings by meteorologists of a monsoon surge affecting the …

Weather

Temperatures in Malaysia dip to 22 deg C, leading to mixed public reaction

PETALING JAYA (ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Peninsular Malaysia has been hit by a cold spell, with temperatures dipping to 22 deg C in the Klang Valley area …

Malaysia

Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

PENANG, Malaysia — Facing a tricky general election later this year, on Sunday the political opposition in Malaysia named its candidate to head the government: Mahathir Mohamad, who was the country’s prime minister from 1981 to 2003.<p>The choice may seem curious. Mr. Mahathir is 92 years old. He is a …

Opinion

Malaysia's prisons department, and 'not Deputy PM Zahid', blocked Mahathir-Anwar meeting

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Thursday (Jan 11) dismissed an opposition claim that he …

Malaysia

Razak’s Malaysia might be crazier than Trump’s America right now

Originally published in crikey.com: https://www.crikey.com.au/2018/01/10/razaks-malaysia-might-be-crazier-than-trumps-america-right-now/<p>What on earth …

Malaysia

Najib on 5-day working visit at the invite of King Salman

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak five days working visit to Saudi Arabia is to further discuss bilateral issues with King Salman …

Middle East

NGO urges review of pension rates for GLC pensioners

KUALA LUMPUR: The Union Network International – Malaysia Labour Centre (UNI-MLC) has urged the government to consider making changes to the pension …

Syed

Malaysia PM visits Saudi king despite controversy over ties

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has met with Saudi King Salman in a visit to the kingdom that highlights the close and at times controversial relationship forged between them.<p>Najib has clung to power despite a corruption scandal that involved nearly $700 million. …

Malaysia

How old is too old to be a world leader?

When it comes to being a world leader, how old is too old? Voters in Malaysia will soon have to ponder that question, after the country's opposition alliance selected former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to lead its challenge against Najib Razak, the scandal-ridden current prime minister.<p>At 92, …

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