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Cambodia opposition figure says pressure growing on Hun Sen

Kuala Lumpur - Cambodia's self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he had not given up on getting home after an initial bid to return was thwarted, and external pressure on strongman Hun Sen would force him to change course.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's first 1MDB trial to proceed

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.

Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Cambodia's exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia Saturday as he sought to get home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was ramped up at the kingdom's borders and in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia opposition figure not giving up on bid to get home

Kuala Lumpur - A senior Cambodian opposition figure Friday accused strongman Hun Sen of a "gross" human rights violation by seeking to stop exiled members of her party from returning home this weekend, insisting they had not given up.

Malaysia says US offer to host APEC 'not a good idea'

Kuala Lumpur - An offer by the United States to host a Pacific rim summit in America in 2020 after Chile abruptly cancelled this year's event was "not a good idea", Malaysia's foreign minister said Thursday.

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition figure

Kuala Lumpur - A senior Cambodian opposition figure was detained in Malaysia as she tried to fly home for the planned return of her exiled party leader, authorities said Thursday, in another win for strongman Hun Sen.

Malaysia hands jail term to laundrette cat killer

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian man who killed a pregnant cat by putting it into a laundrette dryer has been sentenced to 34 months in jail, official media reported, in a case that sparked outrage.K.

Asian football final moved from N. Korea after blacked-out match

Kuala Lumpur - The final of an Asian club tournament has been moved from Pyongyang to Shanghai, football officials said Tuesday, a week after North and South Korea played out a surreal World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium.

Backlash grows over 'Abominable' film's disputed S. China Sea map

Kuala Lumpur - A scene in the film "Abominable" featuring a map with Beijing's disputed South China Sea claims sparked a growing regional backlash Friday, with Malaysia cutting the segment just days after Vietnam pulled the movie entirely.

Malaysia held talks with Goldman over 1MDB charges: report

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia held talks with Goldman Sachs about dropping charges against three units of the Wall Street bank that prosecutors brought over the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, a report said Thursday.

Malaysia looks to strengthen navy as sea tensions grow

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia must strengthen its navy to better defend the country’s waters, a minister said Thursday, as tensions mount over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the contested South China Sea.

Malaysian MPs vote to repeal 'fake news' law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian lawmakers voted to repeal a controversial law Wednesday that punished spreading "fake news" with up to six years behind bars and which critics said was aimed at stifling dissent.

Malaysian PM says Hong Kong leader should quit

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Friday Hong Kong's embattled leader should resign over the city's increasingly violent pro-democracy protests and warned China would take "harsh action" to end the demonstrations.

Malaysia threatens ride-hailing firm Grab with $21 million fine

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's competition watchdog on Thursday threatened to hit Grab with a $21 million fine for practices that allegedly reduce competition, the latest problem for the ride-hailing giant.

Malaysia bans hit stripper movie 'Hustlers'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has banned the hit Jennifer Lopez movie "Hustlers", authorities said Friday, criticising the film about strippers as packed with "obscene content" not suitable for cinema-goers in the conservative country.

Malaysia raises diplomatic temperature as Indonesia burns

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia said Thursday it will raise pressure on its Southeast Asian neighbours to find a solution to recurring outbreaks of smog-belching forest fires in Indonesia, as air quality plummeted and more schools closed.

Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze

Kuala Lumpur - Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting.

Schools, airports closed as Indonesia fires spark fears for Singapore F1

Kuala Lumpur - Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed schools and airports across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city's Formula One motor race.

Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia closed more than 1,000 schools nationwide Wednesday and air quality worsened in Singapore days before the city's Formula One race, as toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires engulfed the region.

Malaysia piles pressure on Indonesia over smog-belching fires

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring.
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