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Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces bankruptcy over tax bill

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's scandal-plagued former prime minister Najib Razak is facing bankruptcy for allegedly failing to pay more than $400 million in taxes, which could bring his political career to an end.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib starts appeal over 1MDB conviction

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak began an appeal Monday against his corruption conviction and 12-year jail term over the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal, which contributed to his government's downfall in 2018.

Immortal protection: Covid-themed offerings for Malaysia 'Tomb Sweeping Day'

Rawang - Paper masks and goggles are among offerings that ethnic Chinese in Malaysia will burn to mark "Tomb Sweeping Day", hoping their ancestors can use them to fight the coronavirus in the afterlife.

US to seize gloves made by Malaysian firm over forced labour

Kuala Lumpur - The United States will seize products made by Malaysia's Top Glove after concluding the firm uses forced labour, officials said, dealing a fresh blow to the world's biggest surgical glove maker.

North Koreans leave Malaysia after ties cut over US extradition row

Kuala Lumpur - North Korea's diplomats in Malaysia shuttered their embassy and flew out of the country Sunday, after Pyongyang severed diplomatic ties over the extradition of a citizen to the United States.

World's top latex glove maker charged after coronavirus outbreak

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian firm Top Glove, the world's biggest latex glove maker, was charged Tuesday with providing poor housing for its workers after thousands were infected in a coronavirus outbreak last year.

Bloom boom: Malaysians get passionate about pot plants

Kuala Lumpur - Learning to tell your elephant ears from your flamingo flowers has become the latest virus lockdown escape in Malaysia, where houseplants are very much in season.

North Korean in Malaysia loses final appeal against US extradition

Putrajaya - A North Korean man is set to be extradited from Malaysia to face money laundering charges in the United States after losing a final legal challenge on Tuesday.

Malaysian king says parliament can sit, in blow for embattled PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king said Wednesday parliament can sit during a state of emergency, in a blow for the embattled prime minister whose government is on the verge of collapse.

US, rights groups criticize Malaysia for deportations to Myanmar

Kuala Lumpur - The United States on Wednesday led criticism of Malaysia for deporing more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals back to their military-ruled nation in defiance of a court order.

Malaysia 'sugar daddy' website boss charged after outcry

Shah Alam - The head of a controversial Malaysian "sugar daddy" dating website was charged Wednesday with causing public alarm after his claims that university students were using the service sparked an outcry.

Malaysia deports over 1,000 Myanmar nationals, defying court order

Lumut - Malaysia on Tuesday deported more than 1,000 Myanmar detainees back to their strife-torn homeland just weeks after a coup, despite a court order halting the repatriation and a storm of criticism.

Malaysian activists make legal bid to halt Myanmar deportation

Lumut - Malaysian activists made a last-ditch legal bid to halt the deportation Tuesday of 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland weeks after a coup, following a storm of criticism.

Malaysia faces calls to halt Myanmar deportations

Lumut - Malaysia faced calls Monday to halt the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals on navy ships to their homeland weeks after a coup, with the United States the latest to voice concerns.

Yacht once owned by French tycoon sinks off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed Sunday, after it caught fire a few days ago.

Fire hits yacht that belonged to French tycoon off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia Thursday, with firefighters battling for hours to put out the blaze.

Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year: NGO

Kuala Lumpur - Serious pollution caused around 160,000 premature deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year, even as air quality improved in some places due to coronavirus lockdowns, an environmental group said Thursday.

India disaster highlights pressure on Asia's great rivers

Kuala Lumpur - A glacial burst that triggered a deadly flash flood in the Indian Himalayas at the weekend was a disaster waiting to happen, and one likely to be repeated in a region transformed by climate change and unchecked infrastructure development, experts warn....

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in neighbouring Indonesia, police said Friday.

GameStop phenomenon spreads to Malaysian glove stocks

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian retail investors joined forces on social media and pushed up stocks of under-pressure rubber glove makers on Friday, taking inspiration from the recent GameStop trading phenomenon in the US.
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