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1MDB: Malaysia's extraordinary financial scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's extraordinary 1MDB corruption scandal allegedly saw top officials loot billions from a state fund and go on a worldwide spending spree -- buying a super yacht, paintings by Van Gogh and Monet, and financing a Hollywood blockbuster.

Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste

Klang - Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the "Interceptor" is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world's waters of plastic.

Family of dead Franco-Irish teen push for inquest in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The parents of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in a Malaysian jungle are demanding an inquest after authorities ended investigations into the case, the family's lawyer said Wednesday.

Malaysia ex-PM 'sought Abu Dhabi royal's help over scandal'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak allegedly sought help from Abu Dhabi's crown prince to conceal wrongdoing linked to a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal, recordings released Wednesday by investigators showed.

Malaysian financier denies masterminding 1MDB graft scandal

Kuala Lumpur - The fugitive Malaysian financier at the centre of a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal insisted he had not led the plundering of the 1MDB fund, a report said Monday.

Nepalese worker dies in Malaysia meat machine accident

Kuala Lumpur - A Nepalese worker was killed Monday after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in Malaysia's Malacca state, an official confirmed.

Iran urges Muslim world to fight US 'economic terrorism'

Kuala Lumpur - The president of sanctions-hit Iran called Thursday for Muslim countries to cooperate in fighting US "economic terrorism" at the opening of a summit aimed at tackling the Islamic world's woes.

Parents of girl found in Malaysia jungle say case has 'criminal element'

Dublin - The parents of a Franco-Irish teenager whose body was found in the Malaysian jungle said they believe there was a "criminal element" to her disappearance, which police classified as a missing-person case.

Malaysian police to quiz Anwar over sex assault claims

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will be questioned by police over allegations he sexually assaulted a male former aide, officials said Wednesday, the latest such scandal to tarnish his career.

Green palm oil push: Kit Kat, Dove makers could face fines

Kuala Lumpur - Companies that make top brands including Kit Kat chocolate and Dove soap may face fines if they fail to buy more green palm oil under new rules aimed at improving the controversial industry's environmental sustainability.

Australian gran wins Malaysia drugs death sentence appeal

Putrajaya - An Australian grandmother won her final appeal against a death sentence for trafficking in Malaysia on Tuesday and walked free, after claiming she fell for an online love scam and was tricked into transporting drugs.

Australian gran wins Malaysia death sentence appeal

Putrajaya - An Australian grandmother who claimed she was tricked into carrying drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam Tuesday won her final appeal against the death penalty and will be freed.

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.

US agrees $700mn settlement including luxury hotel, jet over 1MDB

Los Angeles - The Malaysian financier at the heart of the massive 1MDB graft scandal has struck a settlement to forfeit assets worth $700 million including a Beverly Hills hotel and a private jet, the US Justice Department said Wednesday.

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.

At UN, Malaysia PM seeks to curb use of sanctions

New York - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday urged greater international control of sanctions, criticizing US attempts to force all countries to stop doing business with Iran."We do not know under what laws sanctions are applied.

Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Jakarta - Air pollution from Indonesian forest fires is putting nearly 10 million children at risk, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases.

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.

Forest fire haze clears over Singapore ahead of F1

Fpo - Singapore's skies cleared Friday and air quality improved as smog from raging Indonesian forest fires drifted away, easing fears that this weekend's Formula One race may be affected.

Forest fire haze clears over Singapore ahead of F1

Fpo - Singapore's skies were clearer Friday and air quality improved as smog from Indonesian forest fires drifted away, easing fears that this weekend's Formula One race may be affected.
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Citrawarna Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur
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