The Star

About The Star

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

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.

Politics

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.

Diplomacy

Malaysia will stop supporting Myanmar

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

Politics

Former Malaysian Prime Minister arrested, to be charged

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

Curiosity

Asian families travel more than Western families

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

News

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.

Curiosity

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.

Politics

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.

News

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.

News

Malaysia PM announces sweeping changes

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

Analysis

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.