Malaysia's Perikatan Nasional coalition to announce candidates for general election

Malaysia’s Perikatan Nasional coalition to announce candidates for general election

Malaysia’s Perikatan Nasional coalition and the country’s oldest coalition Barisan Nasional will be unveiling their candidates for the upcoming general election. Main opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) was the first to reveal their list of more than 72 candidates last…

Malaysia's oldest coalition Barisan Nasional set to unveil candidates for general election

Malaysia’s oldest coalition Barisan Nasional set to unveil candidates for general election

The race is on for political parties in Malaysia to unveil their candidates ahead of Nomination Day this Saturday. The country’s oldest coalition Barisan Nasional and two-year-old Perikatan Nasional will be naming their candidates today. Main opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat…

Malaysia votes: PKR, DAP unveil more fresh faces for GE15

Malaysia votes: PKR, DAP unveil more fresh faces for GE15

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan coalition’s component parties have begun to unveil their slate of potential candidates in batches for the upcoming general elections in November. The multi-racial coalition has been championing diversity as it seeks to win the support of young…

Prof James Chin on how Malaysia's general election could end years of political instability

Prof James Chin on how Malaysia’s general election could end years of political instability

Malaysia’s general election will be held on Nov 19. Nomination of candidates will be on Nov 5, giving them two weeks for campaigning. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has insisted the 14-day campaign period will be sufficient for political parties…

Malaysia heads to the polls on Nov 19 amid worries over monsoon season

Malaysia heads to the polls on Nov 19 amid worries over monsoon season

Malaysia’s king has called for a peaceful campaign period ahead of the 15th general election. UMNO, the largest political party, is seeking to consolidate its comeback after former leader Najib Razak was jailed for corruption. The snap poll will be…

Malaysian PM meets king; date to dissolve Parliament not discussed

Malaysian PM meets king; date to dissolve Parliament not discussed

The suspense over when Malaysia’s next general election will be held continues. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob did not discuss a date to dissolve Parliament with the king on Oct 6. He met the monarch at the national palace and…

Malaysia's Parliament reconvenes amid talks of possible dissolution to pave way for early polls

Malaysia’s Parliament reconvenes amid talks of possible dissolution to pave way for early polls

Malaysia’s Parliament has reconvened for what many expect to be its final sitting. Speculations are rife that it will be dissolved several days after the tabling of the 2023 budget this Friday to pave the way for general elections. But…

UMNO's top leaders meet to discuss Malaysia's next general election

UMNO’s top leaders meet to discuss Malaysia’s next general election

Ahead of an impending decision by Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to dissolve Parliament, UMNO’s top five leaders have met to discuss the country’s 15th general election. The meeting had initially been postponed earlier this month. This precedes the…

Fresh fish prices up by 20%, more increases possible as monsoon season approaches

Fresh fish prices up by 20%, more increases possible as monsoon season approaches

Higher utility and manpower costs have pushed up the price of fresh fish from Malaysia and Indonesia. Prices have increased by about 20% so far this year. The higher costs have also eroded profits for fishmongers. With the monsoon season…

Southeast Asia job scams: Authorities urged to do more after death of young Malaysian victim

Southeast Asia job scams: Authorities urged to do more after death of young Malaysian victim

Online scams are getting increasingly frequent here in Southeast Asia. The recent death of a young Malaysian love scam victim sent shock waves across the country. He was tricked by an online scam syndicate and became a victim of human…