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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.

11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

Bangkok - An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's trial on corruption charges related to a massive financial scandal that led to his shock election defeat will start in February, a court said Friday.

Malaysia govt slammed over removal of LGBT portraits

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government came under fire Thursday for ordering the removal of two LGBT activists' portraits from an exhibition, with campaigners labelling it an attack on the "dignity" of the gay community.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money-laundering

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges Wednesday linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

Malaysia's toppled leader to face new charges

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak will face new charges in court Wednesday under anti-money laundering laws in a case linked to a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal, authorities said.

Chinese relatives frustrated by MH370 report

Bejing - Relatives expressed frustration Friday after a long-awaited official report into the disappearance of loved ones aboard Flight MH370 offered little information on the disappearance of the plane and had not been translated into Chinese.

Turkey dismisses US 'threats, sanctions' over detained pastor

Fpo - Turkey and the US failed to resolve the diplomatic standoff over a detained pastor on Friday, with Ankara's foreign minister warning that sanctions and threats would not work.

Pompeo, Turkish FM meet as tensions grow over detained pastor

Fpo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday in an attempt to stave off a diplomatic crisis between Washington and Ankara over the detention of an American pastor in Turkey.

Pompeo kicks off Asia tour with N. Korea in focus

Kuala Lumpur - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Malaysia Thursday, the first stop on a Southeast Asian tour expected to focus on North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation and simmering maritime and trade tensions with Beijing.

Anger as MH370 report offers no new clues to aviation's greatest mystery

Putrajaya - Investigators said Monday they still do not know why Malaysia's Flight MH370 vanished four years ago in aviation's greatest mystery, sparking anger and disappointment among relatives of those on board.

Malaysia drops sedition case against political cartoonist

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian political cartoonist said Monday that nine sedition charges against him had been dropped after the scandal-mired regime that he had frequently lampooned was booted out of power.

Anger as MH370 families say official report offers no new information

Putrajaya - A long-awaited official report into the disappearance of Flight MH370 gave no new clues about why the plane vanished, relatives of those on board the aircraft said Monday, expressing anger and disappointment.

Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades.

Malaysian financier 'flees to mainland China'

Fpo - A financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that helped topple Malaysia's corruption-plagued former regime is likely to have fled to China, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested over huge graft probe

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption: officials

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.

In World Cup's shadow, Rohingya find freedom on pitch

Kuala Lumpur - They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more -- a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.

Australia shelves MH370 memorial after relatives protest

Perth - Plans to erect a memorial honouring the passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were shelved by Australia on Sunday after protests by relatives of the victims.

Kim Jong Nam murder not a prank: prosecutors

Shah Alam - The assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was not a prank, Malaysian state prosecutors said Thursday, insisting it was a "carefully planned and executed" murder using a UN-banned poison.

Treasure trove seized from ex-Malaysia PM worth up to $273 million

Kuala Lumpur - A vast trove of valuables seized in raids on properties linked to Malaysia's scandal-mired former leader, including cash, jewellery and luxury handbags, are worth up to $273 million, police said Wednesday.

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.

US triggers sniggers by 'reunifying' Singapore, Malaysia

Fpo - As the US prepared for a summit some hoped may bring peace to the long-divided Korean peninsula, Washington accidentally hinted at another unlikely reunion by listing Singapore as part of Malaysia.

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.
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