Topic archives: Malaysia

Razak’s Malaysia might be crazier than Trump’s America right now

January 10, 2018 6

With all the attention on Trump, people don't seem to have noticed the utterly bizarre political political narrative unfolding in Malaysia right now.

How the Oz would report George Christensen’s medical tourism if he were left-wing

May 3, 2017 10

So, a true blue, fair dinkum Aussie pollie, shaped by Western civilisation and Judeo-Christian principles, has run off to a Muslim country for weight-loss surgery? And yet the dogs of (culture) war are nowhere heard.

Why Australia has been so quiet on the Malaysian bribery scandal

January 25, 2017 3

Could the importance of our diplomatic relationship with Malaysia be taking precedence over the principles of criminal justice? Freelance journalist Jarni Blakkarly reports.

Search for MH370 abandoned, but the mystery endures

January 18, 2017 2

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken.

Monash, Curtin students threatened by unis ahead of Malaysian protests

November 17, 2016 1

The warnings come just days ahead of major protests calling for the resignation of Malaysia’s PM, writes Jarni Blakkarly, a freelance journalist based in Melbourne. He tweets at @jarniblakkarly.

Psst, don’t look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

November 7, 2016 5

Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.

Screw the budgie nine, and News Corp too

October 6, 2016 19

Any Western person of means who plots to synchronously strip down to his scanties at a public event in a conservative nation has hope of hostile attention.

Aussie tourists arrested for ‘breaching the peace’ in budgie smugglers

October 4, 2016

Tony Abbott is not believed to have been part of the group.

Dirty money? The ‘corrupt’ Malaysian pollie who bought into Adelaide Uni

July 21, 2016 1

Adelaide Uni is in damage control over its links to Taib Mahmud, writes freelance journalist Jarni Blakkarly.

Global trail of murder, corruption dogs Australia’s newest defence contractor

April 28, 2016 4

The company contracted to build Australia's next fleet of submarines has a shadowy, unresolved past.