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Malaysia threatens EU fighter jet boycott over palm oil

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia may retaliate against an EU plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said Sunday.

Malaysia plants hope for palm oil's future in dwarf trees

Wilayah Persekutuan - Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damage caused by the controversial industry.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case loses bid for release

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case has release bid rejected

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed.

Vietnamese woman in N. Korea murder case seeks freedom

Shah Alam - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is expected to learn Thursday whether she will be freed, days after the shock release of her Indonesian co-accused.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jak...

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Shah Alam - An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family.

Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong Nam murder case

Shah Alam - A Malaysian court Monday freed an Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother after prosecutors withdrew the murder charge against her.

Emotional MH370 families demand answers, five years on

Kuala Lumpur - Emotional relatives of those aboard Flight MH370 Friday demanded answers to one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries and called for the hunt to resume, five years on from the plane's disappearance.

Five years on, five theories about MH370's disappearance

Kuala Lumpur - On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, triggering the biggest hunt in aviation history.

Malaysia open to proposals to revive MH370 hunt

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is open to restarting the hunt for Flight MH370 if firms come forward with credible leads and concrete proposals, the transport minister said Sunday, five years on from the plane's disappearance.

Dozens of Rohingya found in Malaysia after perilous sea journey

Kuala Lumpur - Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a year.

British PR guru to ex-Malaysia leader wanted for money-laundering

Kuala Lumpur - A controversial British former media adviser to Malaysia's toppled leader is being sought by authorities for allegedly laundering $3.4 million, officials said Thursday, nine months after his boss was ejected from office.

Ex-Goldman banker to finish Malaysia legal process before US extradition

Kuala Lumpur - A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him in Malaysia are completed, a minister said.

Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

Port Dickson - Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tonnes of pangolins and their scales worth some $2 million in raids on major processing facilities, police and environmentalists said Tuesday.

Toppled Malaysian leader's 1MDB trial delayed

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak's trial over a massive financial scandal that contributed to his government's downfall was postponed Monday, in a blow to slow-moving efforts to bring the disgraced politician to justice.

Malaysia's toppled leader to go on trial over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling coalition and reverberated around the world.

Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.

Kim Jong Nam murder trial adjourned again until March

Shah Alam - The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother was adjourned Monday until March, and the case will now drag on until at least mid-2019.
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