Malaysia

The spear of God

January is a time for retribution in Malaysia and Singapore as Indian communities run amok in the name of Lord Murugan and usher in an orgy of colours, Bollywood tunes and self-mutilating devotion


Harrod’s in Malaysia

Qatar Holding LLC, the Doha-based fund which owns Harrods, is to build a $634m branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Bintang shopping district. The Harrods hotel, the construction of which is due to start next year, will have about 300 rooms and will be the group’s first in Asia. The project is part of a


Finding the right path: the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party

Hadi Awang, president of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Pas), speaks during a rally to promote the party manifesto ahead of Malaysia’s parliamentary elections later this year or next. Pas is the Muslim-majority state’s second-largest political party with close to a million members. Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics, results from last