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Malaysia's Anwar to seek return to frontline politics next month

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will seek to return to frontline politics by contesting a local election to become a lawmaker next month, officials said Thursday, a key step on his journey from prison to the premiership.

Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.

Death toll in Malaysia tainted alcohol scandal hits 21

Kuala Lumpur - A total of 21 people, mostly foreign workers, have now died from drinking tainted alcohol in Malaysia, authorities said Wednesday as police made a series of arrests over the scandal.

Malaysia ex-PM arrested over $628 mn linked to 1MDB, to be charged

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.

Malaysia ex-PM arrested over $628 mn linked to 1MDB, to be charged

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said.

15 dead in Malaysia from suspected alcohol poisoning

Kuala Lumpur - Fifteen men, most believed to be foreign workers, have died in Malaysia and 33 more are in hospital with suspected poisoning after consuming alcoholic drinks, police said Tuesday.

Malaysian island city in trouble as PM targets China-linked projects

Kuala Lumpur - An ambitious $100 billion island city being built off Malaysia has found itself in troubled waters as the new government takes aim at the development, the latest in a series of China-linked megaprojects started under the scandal-plagued ex-premier to c...

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Kuala Terengganu - Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists at the "inhuman and degrading" punishment.

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament repealed a controversial law on Thursday that punished spreading "fake news" with up to six years in jail and which critics said was aimed at stifling dissent.

A timeline of events in the Kim assassination

Kuala Lumpur - Two women charged with assassinating the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were ordered to enter their defence in their long-running trial Thursday, marking the next chapter in a story that has gripped the world.

Malaysia court rules N. Korea assassination trial can proceed

Shah Alam - The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled Thursday, in a blow to their families who insist the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit.

Malaysia court to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian judge will Thursday deliver a key ruling in the trial of two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, with their families optimistic they will be cleared.

Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling

Kuala Lumpur - Two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader in a brazen hit that shocked the world face a key court ruling Thursday, with their families hopeful they will be acquitted and return home.

Luxury jet linked to graft scandal to return to Malaysia: PM

Putrajaya - A $35 million private jet owned by a playboy financier at the centre of a Malaysian corruption mega-scandal will be returned to the country as soon as possible, the prime minister said Monday.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's trial on corruption charges related to a massive financial scandal that led to his shock election defeat will start in February, a court said Friday.

Malaysia govt slammed over removal of LGBT portraits

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government came under fire Thursday for ordering the removal of two LGBT activists' portraits from an exhibition, with campaigners labelling it an attack on the "dignity" of the gay community.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money-laundering

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges Wednesday linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

Malaysia's toppled leader to face new charges

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak will face new charges in court Wednesday under anti-money laundering laws in a case linked to a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal, authorities said.

Pompeo kicks off Asia tour with N. Korea in focus

Kuala Lumpur - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Malaysia Thursday, the first stop on a Southeast Asian tour expected to focus on North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation and simmering maritime and trade tensions with Beijing.

Anger as MH370 report offers no new clues to aviation's greatest mystery

Putrajaya - Investigators said Monday they still do not know why Malaysia's Flight MH370 vanished four years ago in aviation's greatest mystery, sparking anger and disappointment among relatives of those on board.
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