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Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested over huge graft probe

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption: officials

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.

In World Cup's shadow, Rohingya find freedom on pitch

Kuala Lumpur - They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more -- a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.

Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank: prosecutors

Shah Alam - The assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said Thursday, insisting it was a "carefully planned and executed" murder using a UN-banned poison.

Treasure trove seized from ex-Malaysia PM worth up to $273 million

Kuala Lumpur - A vast trove of valuables seized in raids on properties linked to Malaysia's scandal-mired former leader, including cash, jewellery and luxury handbags, are worth up to $273 million, police said Wednesday.

Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened'

Kuala Lumpur - A probe into the sensational murder of a young woman linked to Malaysia's ousted leader could be re-opened, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a meeting between the victim's father and the attorney-general.

Malaysia seizes over 600 protected animals

Kuala Lumpur - More than 600 protected animals, including geckos, snakes and tarantulas, have been seized in a series of raids in Malaysia, officials said Friday.

Malaysia may commute killer's sentence in murder scandal

Kuala Lumpur - The death sentence of a former policeman convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-premier may be commuted to allow his return from Australia, Malaysia's leader said Friday.

Malaysia seeks arrest of financier over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is seeking the arrest of a financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that helped topple the corruption-plagued former regime, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday.

Outed by UN, N.Korean front company hides in plain sight

Kuala Lumpur - Being labelled by the UN a sanctions-busting front for North Korea would prompt most companies to adopt a lower profile -- but military equipment supplier Glocom is refusing to take the hint.

Malaysia seeks playboy financier over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Thursday it was seeking the assistance of a playboy financier as it steps up investigations into a massive financial scandal.

Malaysia's central bank chief latest to fall as 1MDB probes accelerate

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 1MDB scandal claimed another scalp Wednesday with the resignation of the central bank governor after a controversy linked to the stricken investment fund, as the new government steps up probes into the alleged plundering of state coffers.

Malaysia draws China link to huge financial scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's ousted leader has denied wrongdoing over a $2.4 billion China-backed pipeline deal after the new government said the project was "highly suspicious" and linked it to a massive financial scandal.

Malaysian ex-PM's wife in three-hour grilling over graft claims

Putrajaya - The wife of Malaysia's ousted prime minister Najib Razak was on Tuesday questioned for more than three hours by the nation's anti-corruption agency over a massive financial scandal involving a state sovereign wealth fund.

US search firm says to end MH370 hunt in 'coming days'

Kuala Lumpur - A private search for Flight MH370 will end in the coming days, an exploration firm said Tuesday, some four years after the plane disappeared in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Malaysia's Mahathir axes Singapore high-speed rail link

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he was scrapping a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, in an ominous sign for the neighbours' famously fractious relationship.

Malaysian playboy financier in cross-hairs after poll upset

Kuala Lumpur - Baby-faced playboy Jho Low, a financier at the centre of Malaysia’s 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and splurging on property and art are numbered as the new government pledges to bring him to justice.

Almost $30 million, 400 handbags seized in raids linked to Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Friday they seized over 400 handbags and cash amounting to almost $30 million in raids on luxury apartments as they probed corruption allegations swirling around ousted leader Najib Razak.
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