Malaysian student activists in Australia have accused Malaysia's Special Branch of monitoring them — and not for the first time.
There's a lot to be gleaned from Malaysia's recent election, especially for the craven and silent Australian government.
With all the attention on Trump, people don't seem to have noticed the utterly bizarre political political narrative unfolding in Malaysia right now.
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.
Could the importance of our diplomatic relationship with Malaysia be taking precedence over the principles of criminal justice? Freelance journalist Jarni Blakkarly reports.
If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken.
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.
Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.
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.