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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.

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.

Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was arrested Wednesday by the country's anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped to bring down the last government.

Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was arrested Wednesday by the country's anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal."Rosmah has been arrested," her lawyer K.

Malaysia's Anwar faces sodomy accuser in election

Port Dickson - Malaysian leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim started campaigning Saturday for a poll set to return him to frontline politics -- but faced a surprise challenge from an ex-aide whose sodomy allegations landed the political heavyweight in prison.

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.

Hong Kong court finds academic guilty in 'yoga-ball' murder case

Fpo - A Malaysian professor was jailed for life in Hong Kong Wednesday for murdering his wife and teenage daughter using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide which he had placed in their car.

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.

Famed Malaysian Hindu temple complex gets technicolour paint job

A famed Malaysian Hindu temple complex has had its steps painted in a dazzling array of colours, sparking excitement from some visitors but angering officials who oversee heritage sites.

Daughter testifies in Hong Kong 'yoga ball' murder trial

Fpo - The daughter of an anaesthetist accused of gassing his wife and another daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide described her dead sister as her "soulmate" in a Hong Kong court Monday.

Anaesthetist killed wife, daughter 'with gas-filled yoga ball'

Fpo - An anaesthetist gassed his wife and daughter to death using a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide, a Hong Kong court has heard.

Malaysia to shelve China-backed projects worth $22 bn

Bejing - Malaysia will shelve three China-backed projects worth a total $22 billion until the debt-laden Southeast Asian nation can afford to pay for them, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday during a visit to Beijing.

Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems

Bejing - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's leadership Monday to help solve his country's fiscal problems, as he tries to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his scandal-plagued predecessor.

Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems

Bejing - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's top leadership to help with his country's fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his country's scandal-plagued former regime.

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.

Vietnamese dad of Kim murder suspect wants 'kind' daughter home

Nam Dinh - Doan Van Thanh proudly displays diplomas and photos of his daughter at his home in rural Vietnam, hopeful she'll be freed from a jail in Malaysia where she's on trial for the murder of the North Korean leader's half-brother.

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.
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Under Taib's rule the Penan have mounted countless blockades to stop their forest being destroyed. © A.Rain/N.Rain/Survival
Zaharie Ahmad Shah  captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 bound for Beijing
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 bound for Beijing
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A possible relative cries at the Beijing Airport after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane in Beijing on March 8, 2014
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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SIMILAR: A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 like the one missing over the Indian Ocean is prepared for departure from Adelaide Airport in South Australia in 2008.
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Young Malaysian girls at a parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads "Pray for MH370" at "Tower of Heaven"on Mount Silam.
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Orchid. Penang island, Malaysia.
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Under Chief Minister Taib, the Penan's forests have been ravaged for 30 years. © Survival
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A law enforcement counter-terrorist team in action. Special Actions Unit (UTK) or Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) operatives armed with a Heckler and Koch 9mm MP5-N sub-machine guns simulates Counter-Terrorism operations at Bukit Aman Main Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur