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Malaysia state leader quits post amid PM scandals

Kuala Lumpur - A leading Malaysian politician relinquished his post as a state chief minister Wednesday in what is widely seen as the latest move by scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak to purge potential rivals.

Malaysia pledges to help Swiss probe as pressure on PM grows

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's attorney general promised Saturday to cooperate with a Swiss call for help in probing alleged massive corruption that has placed Prime Minister Najib Razak under severe pressure.

Outrage and new questions after Malaysia PM cleared in scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's official explanation of the $681 million that ended up in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank account -- it was an entirely proper gift from friends -- has triggered derision and fresh questions in a country already well-used to alleg...

Five more Indonesian bodies wash ashore in Malaysia after boat tragedy

Kuala Lumpur - Five more bodies believed to be those of illegal Indonesian migrants were found in Malaysia on Wednesday following a boat tragedy, raising the death toll to 18, police said.

Malaysia confirms Thailand debris not from MH370

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia confirmed Tuesday that debris found on the coast of southern Thailand was not from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, laying to rest one question but leaving the fate of the missing airliner still shrouded in mystery.

Malaysia clears PM in scandal, says Saudis provided 'donation'

Kuala Lumpur - The Saudi royal family was the source of a $681 million "donation" that has engulfed Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in scandal, his attorney general said on Tuesday, clearing the premier of graft allegations.

Malaysian officials nab four suspected IS-linked militants: Police

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities have arrested four suspected militants and confiscated a weapon along with Islamic State group (IS) documents, national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Saturday.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Pig character in film poster gets the chop in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Cinema posters and a billboard advertisement for a Hong Kong blockbuster film have been modified in Muslim-majority Malaysia to erase a half-man, half-pig character.

Senior Malaysian policeman jailed for 100 years for raping girl

Kuala Lumpur - A high-ranking Malaysian policeman was Wednesday sentenced to 100 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane for raping and sodomising a 13-year-old girl in a hotel.

Embattled Malaysia PM vows 'no surrender' amid funding scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday defiantly rejected calls to step down over a political funding scandal as the ruling party doubled down on its support for him in the face of an uncertain electoral outlook.

Op-Ed: China — Losing in the South China Sea, winning in Africa?

With the world still reeling after the bloody Paris attacks of November 13, it’s no surprise that the flurry of international talk shops that convened in their wake went barely noticed in Western media.

Obama says world must not succumb to fear of terror

Kuala Lumpur - US President Barack Obama called Sunday for resolve in the face of heightened jihadist threats, insisting panicked citizens must not succumb to fear and urging world leaders not to abandon a climate summit in Paris.

China under fresh fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia

Kuala Lumpur - China came under renewed criticism Sunday over its rising profile in the South China Sea as it jostled with the United States for regional influence at the conclusion to a week of top-level diplomacy.

Asia-Pacific summit season to wrap up

Kuala Lumpur - Asia-Pacific leaders on Sunday wrap up a week of diplomacy on trade and security issues that has been jolted by revulsion over the recent jihadist attacks.

Focus on jihad attacks as Asia-Pacific leaders reconvene

Kuala Lumpur - Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Malaysia on Saturday condemned the string of Islamic extremist attacks from Paris to Mali, urging an international effort to fight the scourge.

Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages

Kuala Lumpur - US President Barack Obama said the world must offer haven to refugees, as he visited a Malaysian centre for displaced children Saturday amid a bitter and racially tinged US debate over the Syria exodus.

Terrorism, sea dispute top agenda as Asia leaders reconvene

Kuala Lumpur - Terrorism and territorial tensions are expected to dominate discussions when Asia-Pacific leaders reconvene for a fresh round of summitry in Malaysia on Saturday.

US defence chief to visit ship in South China Sea as tension simmers

Kuala Lumpur - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he would visit an American aircraft carrier in the South China Sea on Thursday as US-Chinese tensions over the waterway escalate.

S. China Sea tensions torpedo Asia defence chiefs statement

Kuala Lumpur - US-Chinese tensions over the South China Sea have forced a meeting of Asia-Pacific defence ministers to scrap plans for a joint statement after Beijing opposed mention of the hot-button issue, diplomats said Wednesday.
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