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Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened'

Kuala Lumpur - A probe into the sensational murder of a young woman linked to Malaysia's ousted leader could be re-opened, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a meeting between the victim's father and the attorney-general.

Malaysia seizes over 600 protected animals

Kuala Lumpur - More than 600 protected animals, including geckos, snakes and tarantulas, have been seized in a series of raids in Malaysia, officials said Friday.

Malaysia may commute killer's sentence in murder scandal

Kuala Lumpur - The death sentence of a former policeman convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-premier may be commuted to allow his return from Australia, Malaysia's leader said Friday.

Malaysia seeks arrest of financier over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is seeking the arrest of a financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that helped topple the corruption-plagued former regime, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday.

Outed by UN, N.Korean front company hides in plain sight

Kuala Lumpur - Being labelled by the UN a sanctions-busting front for North Korea would prompt most companies to adopt a lower profile -- but military equipment supplier Glocom is refusing to take the hint.

Malaysia seeks playboy financier over 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Thursday it was seeking the assistance of a playboy financier as it steps up investigations into a massive financial scandal.

Malaysia's central bank chief latest to fall as 1MDB probes accelerate

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 1MDB scandal claimed another scalp Wednesday with the resignation of the central bank governor after a controversy linked to the stricken investment fund, as the new government steps up probes into the alleged plundering of state coffers.

Malaysia draws China link to huge financial scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's ousted leader has denied wrongdoing over a $2.4 billion China-backed pipeline deal after the new government said the project was "highly suspicious" and linked it to a massive financial scandal.

Malaysian ex-PM's wife in three-hour grilling over graft claims

Putrajaya - The wife of Malaysia's ousted prime minister Najib Razak was on Tuesday questioned for more than three hours by the nation's anti-corruption agency over a massive financial scandal involving a state sovereign wealth fund.

US search firm says to end MH370 hunt in 'coming days'

Kuala Lumpur - A private search for Flight MH370 will end in the coming days, an exploration firm said Tuesday, some four years after the plane disappeared in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Malaysia's Mahathir axes Singapore high-speed rail link

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he was scrapping a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, in an ominous sign for the neighbours' famously fractious relationship.

Malaysian playboy financier in cross-hairs after poll upset

Kuala Lumpur - Baby-faced playboy Jho Low, a financier at the centre of Malaysia’s 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and splurging on property and art are numbered as the new government pledges to bring him to justice.

Almost $30 million, 400 handbags seized in raids linked to Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Friday they seized over 400 handbags and cash amounting to almost $30 million in raids on luxury apartments as they probed corruption allegations swirling around ousted leader Najib Razak.

Malaysian ex-PM quizzed for second time over graft claims

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned Thursday by anti-graft investigators for the second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss.

Scandal-hit Malaysian fund insolvent: finance minister

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian sovereign wealth fund at the centre of a major scandal that helped to topple the former government is insolvent and its chief is "utterly dishonest", the new finance minister said Wednesday.

MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

Kuala Lumpur - The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Malaysian state-linked media left scrambling after poll upset

Kuala Lumpur - After decades of slavishly backing the only government Malaysia had ever known, state-linked media are scrambling to find their feet after the election landslide, seeking to shed a reputation as official mouthpieces but facing a challenge from plucky i...

MH370 search under review, may be scrapped: Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur - The hunt for missing flight MH370 is being reviewed and may be scrapped, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday, as the country's new government seeks cuts in public spending.

Malaysia's Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive f...

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.
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