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Malaysian police probe Anwar over bid to become PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police questioned Anwar Ibrahim on Friday over his push to topple the government and become prime minister, with the opposition leader slamming the investigation as "political harassment".

Malaysia's Anwar meets king in bid to topple government

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had a long-awaited meeting with the king Tuesday, seeking to prove he has support to take power and fulfil a decades-old ambition of becoming premier.

Malaysia's Anwar to meet king as he seeks to topple govt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will meet the king next week to prove he has support from MPs to take power, he said Thursday, the latest move in the country's political crisis.

Malaysian PM faces major test in state polls

Semporna - Malaysia's embattled leader faces state elections Saturday that are his biggest political test since taking office, with analysts saying he desperately needs a win to strengthen his tenuous hold on power.

Malaysia's Anwar says has backing to form govt, PM stands firm

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he had "formidable" support from MPs to form a new government, but the prime minister insisted he remained the country's legitimate leader.

Malaysia's Anwar says has 'strong' support to form govt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he had the "strong" backing of lawmakers and was seeking an audience with the king to form a new government.

North Korean man in Malaysia challenges US extradition bid

Kuala Lumpur - A North Korean man launched a legal challenge Friday against a US bid to extradite him from Malaysia over allegations he supplied goods to his country in breach of sanctions.

Goldman pays Malaysia $2.5 bn as part of 1MDB deal

Kuala Lumpur - Goldman Sachs has paid Malaysia $2.5 billion as part of a settlement over the US investment bank's role in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, officials said Friday.The agreement, which has a total value of $3.

Family thought French-Irish girl abducted, Malaysia inquest hears

Seremban - The family of a French-Irish teenager who died after disappearing from a Malaysian jungle resort initially suspected she had been kidnapped and taken to a nearby house, an inquest heard Tuesday.

Malaysia police tell inquest 'no sign' French-Irish teen was kidnapped

Seremban - Malaysian police insisted Monday there was no indication a French-Irish teenager was kidnapped from a jungle resort, as an inquest began into the girl's death following her disappearance while on holiday.

Malaysia opens inquest into French-Irish teen's death

Seremban - A Malaysian coroner opened an inquest Monday into the death of a French-Irish teenager, a year after her unclothed body was found in the jungle following her disappearance while on holiday.

Malaysia to open inquest into French-Irish teen's death

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian coroner will begin an inquiry next week into the death of a French-Irish teenager whose unclothed body was found in the jungle after she went missing on holiday last year.

Malaysia coast guard kill Vietnamese fisherman in S. China Sea clash

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian coast guard shot dead a Vietnamese fisherman whose boat tried to ram a patrol vessel in the South China Sea, an official said Monday.

Malaysian coroner visits Franco-Irish teen's death site

Seremban - A coroner in Malaysia inspected a resort and nearby jungle Thursday ahead of an inquest into the death of a Franco-Irish teenager during a family holiday there last year.

Malaysian ex-finance minister charged in graft case

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's ex-finance minister, now a key opposition figure, was charged with corruption Friday over a $1.5 billion construction project, the latest government critic to be targeted since a scandal-plagued party returned to power.

Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

Kuala Lumpur - Broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that Malaysian authorities have refused to renew the work visas of two of its Australian journalists, just days after the network's Kuala Lumpur office was raided by police.

Malaysian police chief insists Al Jazeera probe 'professional'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's police chief insisted Wednesday investigations into an Al Jazeera documentary are being conducted "professionally" and rejected concerns about worsening media freedom, a day after the broadcaster's office was searched.

Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities raided Al Jazeera's Kuala Lumpur office Tuesday and seized computers as part of an investigation into a documentary about migrants that angered the government, drawing condemnation from the broadcaster.

Spike in demand: stinky durians enjoy online virus boom

Petaling Jaya - When a coronavirus lockdown confined Malaysians to their homes, street traders selling durians moved their pungent produce online -- and have been enjoying an unexpected spike in demand.

China denies harbouring alleged 1MDB mastermind

Kuala Lumpur - China denied Thursday it was harbouring a fugitive financier wanted over the massive 1MDB corruption scandal, after Malaysian police said he was hiding in Macau.
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