Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today abandoned plans to repeal a controversial sedition law saying the legislation would not only be retained but also strengthened to protect the sanctity of Islam and other religions in the multi-ethnic country.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country`s traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government.
The death toll from an explosion in a Malaysian coal mine manned by foreign workers including North Koreans has risen to four, police said Wednesday, while around two dozen others were injured, some with serious burns.
Beijing on Monday fired back at US criticism of an artificial island project in the disputed South China Sea that could reportedly include an airstrip, with a top general defending it as "justifiable".
Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird put up a superb performance Saturday to clinch victory in the Formula E on the Putrajaya street circuit in Malaysia despite a raging Lucas Di Grassi hot on the Englishman`s heels.
The Malaysian government and police are monitoring those Malaysians who are fighting for the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation and planning to return to the country to spread their extremist ideologies, Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Wan Jaafar said Monday.
Another controversial statement by a PDP leader has sparked communal tension in the valley. A legislator of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Peer Mansoor asked the people not to vote for the BJP as it will impose a Hindu chief minister on the state.