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Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces bankruptcy over tax bill

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's scandal-plagued former prime minister Najib Razak is facing bankruptcy for allegedly failing to pay more than $400 million in taxes, which could bring his political career to an end.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib starts appeal over 1MDB conviction

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak began an appeal Monday against his corruption conviction and 12-year jail term over the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal, which contributed to his government's downfall in 2018.

Immortal protection: Covid-themed offerings for Malaysia 'Tomb Sweeping Day'

Rawang - Paper masks and goggles are among offerings that ethnic Chinese in Malaysia will burn to mark "Tomb Sweeping Day", hoping their ancestors can use them to fight the coronavirus in the afterlife.

US to seize gloves made by Malaysian firm over forced labour

Kuala Lumpur - The United States will seize products made by Malaysia's Top Glove after concluding the firm uses forced labour, officials said, dealing a fresh blow to the world's biggest surgical glove maker.

North Koreans leave Malaysia after ties cut over US extradition row

Kuala Lumpur - North Korea's diplomats in Malaysia shuttered their embassy and flew out of the country Sunday, after Pyongyang severed diplomatic ties over the extradition of a citizen to the United States.

North Korea cuts ties with Malaysia over US extradition

Seoul - North Korea severed diplomatic ties with Malaysia on Friday, abruptly ending a once-close relationship that soured following the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in a Kuala Lumpur airport four years ago.

World's top latex glove maker charged after coronavirus outbreak

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian firm Top Glove, the world's biggest latex glove maker, was charged Tuesday with providing poor housing for its workers after thousands were infected in a coronavirus outbreak last year.

Bloom boom: Malaysians get passionate about pot plants

Kuala Lumpur - Learning to tell your elephant ears from your flamingo flowers has become the latest virus lockdown escape in Malaysia, where houseplants are very much in season.

North Korean in Malaysia loses final appeal against US extradition

Putrajaya - A North Korean man is set to be extradited from Malaysia to face money laundering charges in the United States after losing a final legal challenge on Tuesday.

Malaysian king says parliament can sit, in blow for embattled PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king said Wednesday parliament can sit during a state of emergency, in a blow for the embattled prime minister whose government is on the verge of collapse.

US, rights groups criticize Malaysia for deportations to Myanmar

Kuala Lumpur - The United States on Wednesday led criticism of Malaysia for deporing more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals back to their military-ruled nation in defiance of a court order.

Malaysia 'sugar daddy' website boss charged after outcry

Shah Alam - The head of a controversial Malaysian "sugar daddy" dating website was charged Wednesday with causing public alarm after his claims that university students were using the service sparked an outcry.

Malaysia deports over 1,000 Myanmar nationals, defying court order

Lumut - Malaysia on Tuesday deported more than 1,000 Myanmar detainees back to their strife-torn homeland just weeks after a coup, despite a court order halting the repatriation and a storm of criticism.

Malaysian activists make legal bid to halt Myanmar deportation

Lumut - Malaysian activists made a last-ditch legal bid to halt the deportation Tuesday of 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland weeks after a coup, following a storm of criticism.

Malaysia faces calls to halt Myanmar deportations

Lumut - Malaysia faced calls Monday to halt the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals on navy ships to their homeland weeks after a coup, with the United States the latest to voice concerns.

Yacht once owned by French tycoon sinks off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - A multimillion-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie has sunk off the coast of Malaysia, an official confirmed Sunday, after it caught fire a few days ago.

Fire hits yacht that belonged to French tycoon off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - A multi-million-dollar sailing yacht that once belonged to French tycoon Bernard Tapie went up in flames off Malaysia Thursday, with firefighters battling for hours to put out the blaze.

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in neighbouring Indonesia, police said Friday.

GameStop phenomenon spreads to Malaysian glove stocks

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian retail investors joined forces on social media and pushed up stocks of under-pressure rubber glove makers on Friday, taking inspiration from the recent GameStop trading phenomenon in the US.

Malaysia's opposition leader challenges PM over parliament suspension

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's opposition leader has launched legal action against the prime minister over the suspension of parliament during a state of emergency aimed at fighting the coronavirus, his lawyer said Tuesday.

French-Irish teen's family to challenge Malaysian inquest ruling

Kuala Lumpur - The family of a French-Irish teenager will challenge an inquest ruling that she died by misadventure after vanishing in the Malaysian jungle while on holiday, their lawyer said Thursday.

Malaysia declares virus emergency and suspends parliament

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king declared a nationwide state of emergency Tuesday to fight a coronavirus surge and parliament was suspended, with critics charging it was a bid by the unstable government to cling to power.

Six dead, nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia floods

At least six people have died and nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia after monsoon rains pounded the country's east coast, authorities said Friday, causing what residents described as the worst flooding in half a century.

Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

- Malaysian villagers were evacuated in an excavator while others swam through deep waters Wednesday as the number forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.

French-Irish teen's Malaysia death ruled misadventure

Kuala Lumpur - A French-Irish teenager with learning difficulties died by misadventure after disappearing in the Malaysian jungle on a family holiday and no one else was involved, a coroner ruled Monday.

Malaysian coroner to give inquest verdict in French-Irish teen's death

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian coroner will Monday deliver an inquest verdict into the death of a French-Irish teen whose body was found in the jungle after she went missing on a family holiday.

'Profits over people': Virus overruns Malaysian glove factories

Kuala Lumpur - Bangladeshi migrant worker Sheikh Kibria recalls with horror the filthy, overcrowded dormitory where he was housed by the world's biggest rubber glove manufacturer when a coronavirus outbreak erupted and infected thousands.

World's top surgical glove maker shuts factories due to coronavirus

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian company that is the world's biggest manufacturer of surgical gloves will close over half of its factories after a surge in coronavirus cases among workers, authorities said Monday.

Father heard noises before teen vanished in Malaysia, inquest hears

Kuala Lumpur - The father of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found in the Malaysian jungle told an inquest Thursday he heard noises in the family's holiday chalet before she disappeared.

French-Irish teen's mother criticises Malaysian police at inquest

Kuala Lumpur - The mother of a teenager whose body was found in the Malaysian jungle told an inquest Wednesday the police response to her disappearance while on holiday had been slow and ineffective.
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