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Surge in piracy off West Africa in 2018: maritime watchdog

Kuala Lumpur - Pirate attacks rose worldwide in 2018 due to a surge off West Africa, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday, calling for increased international cooperation to halt the spate of hijackings and kidnappings.

Malaysia probes claim China offered to bail out 1MDB

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia said Tuesday it was investigating claims China offered to help bail out scandal-hit state fund 1MDB and get foreign probes into the controversy dropped in return for securing infrastructure deals.

Ex-Goldman banker accused over 1MDB loses bail bid

Kuala Lumpur - An ex-Goldman Sachs banker facing charges in the US and Malaysia over a massive financial scandal Monday had his bid to be freed on bail rejected by a Kuala Lumpur court.

Malaysian king abdicates in historic first

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king abdicated 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.

Malaysia's king abdicates: palace statement

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has abdicated, royal officials said Sunday, ending weeks of speculation about his future after he took a leave of absence and amid rumours he married a Russian former beauty queen.

1MDB: Malaysia's extraordinary financial scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's extraordinary 1MDB corruption scandal allegedly saw top officials loot billions from a state fund and go on a worldwide spending spree -- buying up super-yachts, paintings by Van Gogh and Monet, and financing a Hollywood blockbuster.

Goldman says former Malaysia govt lied, after charges filed

Kuala Lumpur - Goldman Sachs on Tuesday accused the former Malaysian government and state fund 1MDB of lying to the bank, after Kuala Lumpur charged the Wall Street titan over a massive financial scandal.

Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia filed criminal charges Monday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal.

Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

Port Dickson - Malaysia on Thursday torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9 million in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

New-found debris believed from Flight MH370 handed to Malaysia govt

Putrajaya - Relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Friday handed over new-found debris believed to be from the ill-fated plane, hoping it could help shed light on the jet's mysterious disappearance four years ago.

FIFA Ethics Committee judge held in Malaysia for graft

Kuala Lumpur - A FIFA Ethics Committee judge was arrested on suspicion of corruption in his native Malaysia and has resigned as director of a legal arbitration centre, his lawyer and reports said Wednesday.

Malaysia's Najib questioned over French submarine deal

Kuala Lumpur - Fallen Malaysian leader Najib Razak is being questioned over the purchase of two French-made submarines, an official told AFP Tuesday, the latest probe to engulf the former prime minister since his government's ousting.

Chileans jailed for killing Malaysian man

Kuala Lumpur - Two Chilean tourists who killed a Malaysian man in a fight in a hotel lobby shortly after they arrived in the country on holiday were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday.

Malaysian in 1MDB scandal denies wrongdoing after US charges

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian financier at the centre of a corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB maintained his innocence Friday after the US unveiled criminal charges against him and two ex-Goldman Sachs bankers.

Malaysian leader Mahathir, 93, feeling his age

Kuala Lumpur - Leaning back in his chair and admitting he is feeling every one of his 93 years, the world's oldest leader Mahathir Mohamad says his second stint as Malaysian premier is taking its toll as he grapples with everything from fending off China to paying do...

British woman charged with murdering husband in Malaysia

Langkawi - A British woman was Tuesday charged with murdering her husband on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, with her lawyer saying that the suspect felt "overwhelmed".

Malaysia's Anwar returns to frontline politics in big poll win

Port Dickson - Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure's remarkable resurrection.

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has decided to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment.

Wife of ex-Malaysian leader charged with money laundering

Kuala Lumpur - The luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister was Thursday charged with money laundering and tax evasion linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped bring down the country's previous government.

Wife of ex-Malaysian leader charged with money laundering

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was Thursday charged with money laundering linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped bring down his government.
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