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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.

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.

Malaysia ex-PM denies graft charges in visit to home region

Pekan - Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader Sunday denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since he unexpectedly lost power in a stunning election defeat.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon, a media report said.

Malaysia's luxury-loving former first lady laments 'trying times'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's unpopular former first lady on Saturday lamented the "trying times" since her husband Najib Razak's ouster from power, in a plea for public sympathy just a day after police seized a huge trove of cash, jewels and designer handbags linked to ...

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

'Cash is king': The fall of Malaysia's disgraced first couple

Kuala Lumpur - With his scandal-tainted career and her reputation as greedy and domineering, Malaysia's disgraced former first couple look set to have their names etched in the country's history books as synonyms for the corruption of power.

Malaysia seizes cash, jewels, designer bags in raid on ex-leader

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police seized 72 suitcases stuffed with cash and jewels along with scores of designer handbags in raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday as a corruption probe gathered pace.

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Kuala Lumpur - Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims.

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Kuala Lumpur - Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims.

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Kuala Lumpur - Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims.

Policeman in Malaysian murder scandal should face new trial: Anwar

Sydney - A man who fled Malaysia after being sentenced to hang for the killing of a Mongolian model, in a scandal linked to his country’s ousted government, should face a new trial, political leader Anwar Ibrahim reportedly said Thursday.

Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home

Kuala Lumpur - Police conducted an extensive search of the home of Malaysia's scandal-tainted former premier on Thursday that his lawyer decried as "harassment", as the new government presses forward with probes into a massive graft scandal after seizing power in his...

Police swoop on disgraced Malaysian ex-premier's home

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police converged on the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak late Wednesday as local media quoted officials saying they were conducting raids related to a massive graft scandal.

Selfies with his captors: a whirlwind day for Malaysia's Anwar

Kuala Lumpur - Mobbed by ecstatic supporters and journalists, chased through the streets by the media like a celebrity, sharing an audience with the king, and taking selfies with his prison guards.

Malaysia's Anwar: A roller-coaster life takes a new turn

Kuala Lumpur - Anwar Ibrahim's release from prison marks yet another dramatic turn in a roller-coaster political life that has left a profound mark on Malaysian politics and society.

Anwar declares 'new dawn' in Malaysia after walking free from jail

Kuala Lumpur - Reformist Anwar Ibrahim declared a "new dawn for Malaysia" Wednesday after his release from prison paved the way for a return to national politics as presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following a stunning election upset.

Malaysia poll win offers hope: Anwar

Sydney - Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim Wednesday said his country was on the verge of a new "golden era", with the toppling of a corruption-riddled regime offering hope to people "clamouring for freedom" everywhere.

Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to stay as prime minister for up to two years and vowed not to cut any deals to keep his predecessor out of jail for alleged corruption.

Malaysian ex-PM accused of blocking 1MDB probe as Mahathir starts work

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak was Monday accused by a former top graft fighter of blocking probes into a massive financial scandal, as the country's new prime minister got down to work after a historic poll win.

Malaysia's Mahathir gets down to work after historic poll win

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, officially got down to work Monday after his shock election win last week that broke the six-decade stranglehold on power of a corruption-riddled regime.

Malaysian PM Mahathir vows to review 'fake news' law

Kuala Lumpur - New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed Sunday to review a controversial law against "fake news" hurriedly passed before the elections and seen as aimed at critics of his scandal-tainted predecessor.

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib hit with travel ban after poll loss

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with a travel ban Saturday as speculation mounted he was about to flee the country following his shock election loss, in a possible bid to avoid prosecution over a multi-billion-dollar scandal.

Malaysia's Najib to take 'short break' as flight rumours swirl

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said Saturday he was going to take a "short break" after his shock election loss as speculation mounted the scandal-hit ex-leader was due to jet out of the country.

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib on the ropes after shock loss

Kuala Lumpur - Billions of missing dollars, an angry population and a powerful new prime minister who has vowed to bring justice to Malaysia do not bode well for Najib Razak, who was turfed from power by an electoral earthquake this week.

Delight and disbelief: Malaysians celebrate ousting scandal-hit PM

Kuala Lumpur - Delight, disbelief and a degree of apprehension about a former strongman taking the reins of power again -- Malaysians were stunned Thursday after the scandal-ridden coalition was finally unseated by a challenge from Mahathir Mohamad, 92.

Malaysia's Mahathir sworn in as world's oldest leader after shock poll win

Kuala Lumpur - Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world's oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia's establishment from power after more than six decades.

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM faces ex-mentor, 92, in election

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysians went to the polls Wednesday in one of the country's closest-ever elections, which pits scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak against his one-time mentor, 92-year-old former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad.
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