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The Star is an English-language newspaper based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.


Dutch prosecutors say Russia tried to thwart investigation of MH17 downing

Dutch prosecutors accused Russia of trying to sabotage the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine in 2014.


Cabinet guessing in Malaysia game ends today

 Reezal, a former deputy foreign minister, has been tipped to be given a ministerial post in Muhyiddin’s government.


MH17 trial in Malaysia begins today

It was reported that MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile while flying over the conflict-hit eastern Ukraine.


Malaysia top plastic consumer in Asia, says WWF

The WWF report on plastics looked at China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – which contribute 60 per cent of the estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic that enter the world’s oceans each year.

Asean nations and China to meet over Covid-19 in Laos

The meeting, which will be attended by Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from Asean nations, is scheduled to be held from tomorrow to Friday in Vientiane, Laos.


PM Mahathir: I criticised Trump to save America

The Prime Minister said the criticism was not levelled against the American public.


This Malaysian screenwriter won an Oscars-governed grant, beating over 7,000 other scripts

Last November, Renee became the first Malaysian to win the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, a prestigious screenwriting fellowship programme administered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Top two chief executives relinquish posts in AirAsia

AirAsia said both Kamarudin and Fernandes have relinquished their respective executive posts effective immediately for two months, or until such other period that the company deem fit.


Malaysia: Master plan on cyber security in the works

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the plan is aimed at coordinating the implementation of cybersecurity awareness programmes nationwide to ensure they benefit the people.


The biggest threat to Malaysian media? Facebook and Google, report finds

Facebook, Google and piracy, are the biggest threat to Malaysian news publishers and broadcasters according to a research report by CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd.


Malaysia third on list for equal opportunities in education

 A study found that Malaysia ranks third among 20 countries that provide an education system with equal opportunities for all, after Finland and China.


Malaysian author Hanna Alkaf wins US book award, starts 2020 with a bang

Hanna Alkaf, a local author has won the US-based Freeman Book Awards for her debut novel The Weight Of Our Sky.

Headline-2, Politics

Power transition after Apec summit

Mahathir open to stepping down after APEC summit.

Headline-2, Politics

Najib to take the stand today

The former premier is accused of malfeasance.

Economics, Politics

Malaysia’s appeal at London Court over 1MDB issue succeeds

Malaysia is struggling to return money that was embezzeled.


Dr M: Cabinet reshuffle, possibly before Apec

Malaysia’s ruling party suffered heavily in a recent bi-election.


Dr M: Loss was more than I expected

Malaysia’s ruling party loses important bi-election.

Diplomacy, Economics

Malaysia ‘bullied’ into closing Iranian bank accounts, says Dr M

Iran has come under harsh sanctions from the United States.


1MDB a fool to have paid US$1bil (RM4.18bil) for 1MDB-PSI joint venture

The corruption trial over the sovereign wealth fund continues in Malaysia.

Vietnam is the choice for the next factory, not South Asia

Vietnam seems to be the consensus pick for winner of the US-China trade war, as Chinese and other manufacturers shift production to the cheaper South-East Asian nation – if there’s a loser, at least in terms of missed opportunities, it may be the countries of South Asia.


Mahathir downplays survey indicating plunge in gov’t popularity, claims people’s support

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has brushed off a Merdeka Centre survey stating that the ruling coalition’s support had eroded to only 38%.

Current affairs

Haze: Ministry urges bosses to allow workers to work from home

The haze has affected Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Headline-1, Politics

Najib received RM1mil special payment after retiring as PM

The high court heard the testimony on Wednesday during Najib’s corruption trial.

Culture and society, Politics

Muslim group demands dissolution of Malay parliament

Malay-Muslim NGO plans to hold rally to demand dissolution of Parliament.


Goldman Sachs appoints lawyer to observe 1MDB trial

The bank has been implicated by recent findings.

Current affairs

Family confirms body found is Nora Anne’s

The child was feared to be kidnapped from her resort hotel.

Culture and society

Malaysia ascends new king

I’m just a kampung boy, says the King.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

Rohingyas should be given citizenship or their own state

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed made the statement in response to the Rohingya refugee situation.

Diplomacy, Economics

China, Malaysia restart massive Belt and Road project after hiccups

The project status became uncertain after Mahathir was elected prime minister.


Jho Low insisted Najib’s bank statements not be sent to PM’s residence

The former businessman is currently on the run with his whereabouts unknown.

Culture and society

Beer manufacturers told not to confuse Muslims

Brewers told not to make non-alcoholic beer.

Current affairs

Four foreign militants detained in Malaysia

Militants detained as part of an anti-terror sweep.


Star Media Group have new CEO

Andreas Vogiatzakis is ANN partner Star Media Group’s new CEO.

Culture and society

Maggie Lindemann arrested in Malaysia

The pop starlet was arrested during a concert in Kuala Lumpur.

Current affairs, Headline-1, Politics

Wolf of Wall Street producer arrested in Malaysia

The producer is charged in connection to the corrupt 1mdb fund.

Diplomacy, Headline-1

Blaming Russia for MH17 is politically motivated, says Mahathir

A international tribunal accused four men of downing the airliner this week.


Four accused of downing Malaysian airliner

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17.

Opinion, Politics

OPINION: What Asia’s election season tells us

Elections have wrapped up from Pakistan to the Philippines.

Culture and society

Mahathir explores Islamic heritage

The prime minister is on a visit to London.

Diplomacy, Economics

Malaysia finds mass influx of undocumented workers from Bangladesh

5,272 undocumented Bangladeshis held in Malaysia in 5 months.

Culture and society

Malaysian student kindness campaign wins on global stage

Student campaign wins alongside New York Times, Guardian and Al Jazeera.

Current affairs, Politics

Najib shocked and upset money transferred into his accounts

The former Malaysian prime minister is on trial for corruption related to his country’s sovereign wealth fund.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Malaysia investigates illegal plastic dumps

Perak tasks Environment Department to look into UK reports of mounds of plastic waste in jungle.

Current affairs, Economics

Jho Low stole and lost billions

According to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed, much of the money came from 1MDB.

Current affairs, Diplomacy

Vietnamese in Jong-nam murder case released

The suspect was arrested alongside an accomplice for a brazen daylight attack on the North Korean leader’s brother.


Najib’s donor allegedly a ‘prince’

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on trial for corruption under the 1MDB fund.


The Korean – ASEAN waves looks set to continue

A tsunami of cultural opportunity awaits as Korea continues to export culture.

Business, Economics

Malaysia avoids termination fee by renegotiating rail deal

The Chinese-Malaysian venture will go ahead.

Culture and society

Why are so many Malaysians from Penang settling in Hong Kong?

About 15,000 Malaysians live in Hong Kong with many coming from Penang.

Analysis, Business

Foreign companies eyeing stake in Malaysia Airlines

National carrier has been struggling since two high profile crashes in less than a year.

Business, Economics

Mahathir chairs economic meeting, cost of living takes centre stage

The Economic Action Council’s main aim is to spur and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

Culture and society

No gays in Malaysia

Malaysia’s tourism minister said there were no homosexuals in Malaysia.


Can Thaksin make a political comeback?

Elections are slated and Thaksin’s party are predicted to win big again.


Mahathir says Malaysia cannot accept Israeli athletes

Mahathir said that Israel were a ‘criminal’ country.

Business, Economics

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

Two ex-bankers have also been charged in connection to the 1mdb scandal.

Culture and society, Curiosity

In search of durians…in Australia!

Very few compelling reasons exist for Malaysians to visit Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, unless its for Durian.

Analysis, Economics

Malaysia to charge ex-prime minister and fund chief over audit tampering

Najib and Arul Kanda will be indicted on Wednesday by prosecutors.

Economics, Politics

Goldman Sachs and 1MDB

The US Justice Department’s first charges against individuals related to the pillaging of the Malaysia investment fund known as 1MDB offers several new insights into the global, multibillion-dollar scandal.


Malaysia to abolish death penalty

The de facto law minister said the only issue was what to do with the convicts currently on death row.


Malaysia will stop supporting Myanmar

Malaysian premier Mahathir said his country would stop supporting Myanmar’s government over its handling of the Rohingya crisis.


Former Malaysian Prime Minister arrested, to be charged

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested in connection with the deposit of RM2.


Asian families travel more than Western families

Believe it or not, but Asian travellers take twice as many family trips as their Western peers.


Singapore to return $15 mn in 1MDB-linked funds to Malaysia

The Singapore State Courts have granted disposal orders in respect of monies that were misappropriated from 1MDB and SRC International.


Kim Jong-nam murder trial: Accused arrive at High Court ahead of crucial ruling

The two accused charged with the murder of Kim Chol or Kim Jong-nam arrived at  the Shah Alam High Court at 8.


One system to hire foreign workers in Malaysia

The government will create a single system to hire foreign workers without differentiating the source country, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Analysis, Opinion

The beginning of a new Malaysia

On May 10, Malaysians woke up to a new country, signalling the dawn of new era.


Anwar Ibrahim to be freed today

Ibrahim is scheduled to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara at 12 pm, May 16, after the royal pardon.


Malaysia PM announces sweeping changes

Three days after win, Dr Mahathir Mohamad announces measures to clean up corruption.


New era under world’s oldest Prime Minister

A big mandate comes with big expectations but fortunately, the world’s oldest Prime Minister comes with a world of experience.

Mahathir Mohamad to be sworn in as Malaysia PM today

In a dramatic comeback, the 92-year-old former PM ends the ruling coalition’s 60 years in power.

Analysis, Opinion, Politics

Mother of all elections begins in Malaysia

THIS is not the first general election that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is leading yet he looked so tense and coiled up when announcing the dissolution of Parliament.