Rappler's latest stories on Malaysia
After Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says he was 'very disappointed' with Aung San Suu Kyi's failure to defend the Rohingya in Myanmar, they stand side-by-side in the ASEAN photo-shoot
Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low, is still at large. His current whereabouts are unknown, although reports have suggested he is in China.
The 93-year-old Malaysian prime minister say, 'we do not accept LGBT but if they (the West) want to accept, that is their business. Don't force it on us'
Najib Razak has now been hit with 38 charges since losing power, most of them related to allegations that he and his cronies plundered vast sums from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB
Malaysia is seen as a facilitator in achieving peace in Thailand's mainly Muslim southern region
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, is accused of crimes that include accepting bribes to award government contracts and money-laundering
MPs applaud as Anwar Ibrahim takes the oath of office following his weekend local election victory, a sight that would have been unthinkable just months ago when he was an opposition leader languishing behind bars
(UPDATED) Anwar Ibrahim sets the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics
The charismatic politician is expected to eke out an easy win in the seat, which was vacated after a member of the ruling coalition stepped down to pave Anwar's return
The Malaysian government has decided to scrap capital punishment because there has been strong domestic opposition to the practice
(UPDATED) Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, is released on bail after spending the night in detention at the office of the country's anti-corruption agency
Anwar Ibrahim's detractors 'are out to embarrass him in any little way they can,' says the head of an independent polling firm
Officials are said to be in the final stages of investigating Rosmah Mansor over the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB and she could reportedly be charged soon
Najib is accused of abusing his position to receive funds totally 2.3 billion ringgit ($555 million) between 2011 and 2014
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission says it had detained Najib as part of its investigations into the fund and 'the entry of 2.6 billion ringgit ($628 million) into his personal account'
Shafee Abdullah is slapped with 4 money laundering charges at the Sessions Court, where he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad: 'This gives a bad image of Islam and we believe that if there are similar cases like this we need to consider giving lighter punishments'
Campaigners say it is the first time women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a sharia regulation which forbids same-sex relations
The High Court in the state cleared him of the charges on Monday after the attorney-general's office agreed to withdraw them, official news agency Bernama reports
The police says Raisa Rinda Salma and Dessy Meyrisinta, whose last addresses were recorded in Ampanga City, could not not be reached
'We request our kababayans to exercise due prudence and to ensure they carry their legal documents at all times,' says Ambassador Charles Jose
The move is seen as a key step in trying to get Low Taek Jho, who allegedly played a central role in plundering state fund 1MDB, extradited to Malaysia to face justice
The projects include a railway connecting Malaysia's east coast to southern Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, and two gas pipelines
The women are smuggled into Sabah and forced to work as waitresses, domestic workers or as bar girls. They eventually flee on a speedboat and are rescued by the police and Philippine Coast Guard near the border of Sandakan and Taganak.
Authorities fear the radiography device, which contains the radioactive isotope iridium-192, could fall into the hands of militants and be used to make a dirty bomb
Judge Azmi Ariffin says there is sufficient evidence to support a murder charge against Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam with nerve agent VX
Wencelito Andanar, a DILG undersecretary during the Arroyo administration, will serve in his new post for 6 months
(UPDATED) The Malaysian trader, who married the child, could face 6 months in jail if it is found that he did not get permission in Malaysia
Najib Razak pleads not guilty to 3 counts of money laundering. He faces up to 15 years in jail for each charge.
(UPDATED) Equanimity belongs to Jho Low, an international financier who allegedly played a central role in the 1MDB controversy that has engulfed former prime minister Najib Razak
The Cayman Islands-registered Equanimity is worth $250 million and was bought by a former unofficial adviser of the 1MDB investment fund
Stars Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata, and Yasemin Allen talk about what it's like to work on this side of the world
The Argentinian boxing star says he's already proud to have fulfilled his dream of being a world champion
Zunar says he would not be 'absolutely happy until the government abolishes the Sedition Act'
Malaysia transport ministry gives to relatives aboard the missing Flight MH370 the official investigation team's report
The Philippine boys and girls' basketball teams overwhelm their opponents in the regional competition for student-athletes
Four members of the Philippine athletics girls’ team deliver in the opening weekend of the regional competition for student-athletes
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The Filipino boxing legend got diagnosed with an 'inborn heart ailment' just a week before his bout with Lucas Matthysse
The Filipino athletes set to compete in the Asiad only need to look at the boxing icon to know the true meaning of focus and discipline
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysia's longest-serving leader Mahathir Mohamad spend a bulk of their meeting discussing security concerns
The Australian boxer issued a rematch challenge over Twitter and Instagram
The Filipino champion didn’t expect the power-punching Matthysse to become his first knockout victim in 9 years
Australian George Kambosos makes short work of Batangas native Jay Ar Magboo in the Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard
Manny Pacquiao lands 79 of 181 power punches, more than twice as many as Lucas Matthysse's record
Freddie Roach may no longer be in his corner, but Manny Pacquiao manages to debunk notions that he’s a washout
Manny Pacquiao is the 'hottest property in boxing again' after his TKO win over Argentine Lucas Matthysse
Senator Manny Pacquiao is hailed as the nation's 'pride and joy' as he emerges victorious in the ring against Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse