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Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

Malaysia's king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades.

Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he wants to renegotiate a "ridiculous" water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between the neighbours since last month's shock election.

Malaysian bid to redraw electoral map sparks anger

The Malaysian government sought Wednesday to redraw the electoral map in what critics slammed as a bid to rig forthcoming polls, sparking drama in parliament as an opposition leader was ejected while angry protests raged outside.

Malaysia’s Najib torches Mahathir on Singapore trip

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took a swipe Tuesday at ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, his opponent in upcoming elections, saying on a trip to Singapore he did not want a return to "confrontational diplomacy".

Seven Abu Sayyaf suspects arrested in Malaysia

Malaysian police have detained seven Filipinos suspected of involvement with the Abu Sayyaf militant group, an official said Thursday, the latest arrest of extremist suspects in the Muslim-majority country.