Malaysian police arrested a prominent publisher and a website editor for sedition on Tuesday, the latest targets in a mounting tally of detentions that is being compared to an infamous 1987 political crackdown.
Malaysia on Monday proposed two new anti-terrorism bills that allow detention of a person for two years without trial amid concerns in the Muslim majority country over several of its citizens getting swayed by the dreaded Islamic State militant group.
Malaysia`s government on Monday unveiled a new anti-terrorism bill that allows lengthy detentions without trial, as worries grow in the Muslim-majority country over the appeal of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.
Two Iraqi nationals, suspected to be members of the dreaded Islamic State terror group, have been arrested here for allegedly making death threats to the Ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Malaysia.
Malaysia`s former leader Mahathir Mohamad, one of Lee Kuan Yew`s greatest rivals, said on Friday he was saddened by the death of Singapore`s founding father although the two Southeast Asian strongmen often clashed and seldom agreed on issues.
The case of an Australian woman facing a possible death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia was postponed again Thursday, with a lawyer describing the defendant as frustrated with the repeated delays.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.
A Malaysian Muslim party on Wednesday launched a push to implement Islamic criminal punishments such as flogging and amputations in a state it governs, a move that threatens to tear apart the country`s opposition.
The eldest daughter of Malaysia`s jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was freed on police bail Tuesday after being held overnight for alleged sedition, as supporters and the United States condemned her detention.
Malaysian police have arrested opposition politician Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, for sedition over a speech she made in parliament, her party said on Monday.
Islamic State extremism is spreading fast to Muslim-majority Malaysia, a senior leader of the ruling coalition on Monday warned after reports that several Malaysians had been fighting for the dreaded militant group in Iraq and Syria.