Malaysia crowns new king after predecessor’s marriage

Malaysia has crowned a new king after the surprise abdication of the former monarch to marry a Russian model, although they are already allegedly...

Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Najib tries to explain huge jewellery spending 

Bank cards belonging to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 in one day in 2014 at a luxury...

IMF cuts Singapore growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has cut its 2019 growth forecast for Singapore to 2 per cent from 2.3 per cent as Donald Trump’s trade...

Deutsche Bank pulled into US 1MDB probe

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is probing Deutsche Bank as part of Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund investigation. After studying the involvement Goldman Sachs,...

Mahathir appoints graft boss, bypassing colleagues 

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed the former Lawyers For Liberty director Latheefa Koya (pictured) for a two-year term as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission...

Malaysia to swap palm oil for Chinese arms: minister 

Malaysia has signed a deal to swap environmentally ruinous palm oil for Chinese weapons. Malaysian industrial minister Teresa Kok said US$145 million worth of palm...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

Malaysia eyes legal shakeup to bust corruption

The Malaysian government has been called to make major legislative reform to ensure former prime minister Najib Najib’s alleged embezzlement is never repeated.The government’s...

1MDB’s Hollywood mansion set for forced sale  

US prosecutors are seeking to sell a US$39-million Hollywood mansion purportedly bought by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho with pilfered cash from the 1Malaysia Development...

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