25 Feburary.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In several states in Malaysia, gay sex is banned. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The man was among 11 arrested for allegedly having sex at an apartment in 2018
  • Many of them pleaded guilty and were caned as a punishment
  • They were also fined and imprisoned for seven months

19 Feburary.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysiakini, the news portal, is known for reporting on the misdeeds of the ruling elite. (Photo Credit: UnSplash)

  • On Friday, the news portal was convicted of contempt
  • The outlet was ordered to pay $120,000 fine
  • The decision sparked international condemnation and concerns about worsening press freedom

19 Feburary.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sugar Book connected younger women with older men, who are expected to provide financial support. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The app's founder was previously arrested in Kuala Lumpur 
  • Sugar Book's slogan is "where romance meets finance"
  • The dating app also has a user base in Singapore, Thailand and the US

11 Feburary.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia's economy was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Malaysia's GDP shrank by 5.6% in 2020
  • During the Asian financial crisis, the country's economy had contracted by 7.4% in 1998
  • In Q4, Malaysia's GDP slipped by 3.4%

5 Feburary.Malaysia
Rohingyas fled refugee camps of Indonesia. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • 400 members of the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar arrived by boat in Indonesia last year
  • Many are believed to have enlisted traffickers to help them make the sea crossing
  • More than 100,000 Rohingya live on the margins of society in Malaysia

2 Feburary
Rohingya people take a break after arriving by boat on Lancok Beach, North Aceh, Indonesia. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Around 100 refugees remain at the camp in Lhokseumawe in northern Indonesia, down from 400 that arrived last year
  • "They talked with their husbands on the phone and made arrangements," a source said
  • At least 18 Rohingya from the Lhokseumawe camp and over a dozen suspected smugglers were recently caught by police

28 January.Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe City, Aceh, Indonesia
Rohingya refugees board a Bangladesh Navy ship to be transported to the island of Bhashan Char in Chittagong. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Only 112 refugees remain at the camp Lhokseumawe, out of nearly 400 that arrived between June and September
  • The refugees are believed to have enlisted traffickers to help them cross the Malacca strait into Malaysia
  • Rights groups blamed the Indonesian government, which drastically reduced security at the settlement

27 January.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Goldman Sachs had last year, “accepted responsibility” in the $1.6 billion bribery case, the largest ever on record. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon's 2020 salary was cut to $17.5 million
  • COO John Waldron and CFO Stephen Scherr also faced pay cuts
  • Goldman Sachs agreed to pay almost $3 billion to close US investigations last year

12 January.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Doctors examine samples for coronavirus testing at a screening facility in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Malaysia's king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, declared a nationwide emergency on Tuesday
  • Critics have argued it's an attempt by PM Muhyiddin Yassin to cling to power
  • "The emergency declaration... is not a military coup," the PM said

1 January.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Singapore and Malaysia signed a deal to build the bullet train line in 2016. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The 350-kilometre rail network was expected to cut travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes
  • It currently takes four or more hours to travel by car
  • Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said he wanted to scrap the project