Category Archives: Malaysia

Malaysia refuses to release Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on the throne

Malaysia’s king abdicated on Sunday in a historic first for the country that ended weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave and reportedly married a Russian ex-beauty queen.

Wife of former Malaysia PM Najib charged with money laundering

The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 offences on Thursday, including money laundering, as anti-graft agents investigate billions of dollars missing from state coffers.

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib arrested in massive 1MDB corruption case

Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, adding to his troubles just months after his stunning electoral defeat.

Missing MH370 flight remains unexplained

Investigators said Monday they still do not know why Malaysia’s Flight MH370 vanished four years ago in aviation’s greatest mystery, sparking anger and disappointment among relatives of those on board.

Former Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his shock election defeat.

Former Malaysian PM arrested on corruption charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Tuesday in a stunning fall from grace following a shock election loss in May amid allegations of massive corruption and misappropriation at a state fund he founded.

MH370 families await report as latest search for missing plane ends

Malaysia’s new government has promised to release a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as a privately funded underwater search effort ended on Tuesday.

Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier’s home

Malaysian police searched the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak on Thursday as the new government probes a massive graft scandal after sweeping to power in historic elections.

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim walks free after royal pardon

Malaysian reformist Anwar Ibrahim was granted a full pardon on Wednesday and walked out of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur just a week after his alliance scored a shock victory in a general election.

Malaysian king to pardon Anwar Ibrahim after opposition election victory

Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, the newly installed prime minister said Friday, in the latest dramatic development after the opposition toppled the long-ruling regime.

Malaysia’s opposition alliance wins election, ending ruling coalition’s six decades in power

Malaysia’s veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a shock election victory Thursday, in a political earthquake that toppled the country’s scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that has ruled for over six decades.

Refugees Must Not Be Turned Away, Obama Says

President Obama, speaking in Malaysia, said the United States should not close itself to the world’s refugees out of fear as he met with children who have fled violence.

Obama Aims to Shore Up Asian Allies Against Chinese Might

During a visit to Southeast Asia, the president will try to deepen diplomatic ties and push for more trade to help bolster countries in the region.