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Three foreign trekkers die near Mount Everest base camp

Three trekkers from Japan, Malaysia and France died in Nepal’s Everest Region after a one-week trek, the local Nepal police said on Wednesday.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor

Malaysia’s former first lady to face more charges – agency

Malaysia will file additional charges against wife of Former Prime Minister Najib Razak, the Anti-graft Agency said on Wednesday.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad answers a question following a speech at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. - Mahathir's visit to Thailand is the first for the statesman since he swept to a surprise victory in the country's national poll in May. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mahathir Mohamad: Goldman Sachs bankers ‘cheated’ Malaysia

Bankers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc “cheated” Malaysia in dealings with state fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said, amid growing calls in the country for more aggressive steps to recoup fees earned by the bank.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad answers a question following a speech at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. - Mahathir's visit to Thailand is the first for the statesman since he swept to a surprise victory in the country's national poll in May. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Mahathir Mohamad: ‘Don’t force’ LGBT rights on Malaysia

Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as "western" values.

Ex-Malaysian premier arraigned over misappropriation of funds

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was on Thursday charged along with two of his former senior aides over misappropriation of government funds.

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Singapore is being urged to halt the planned execution on Friday of two men convicted of drug-related offences amid reports four people were hanged in the city-state in the past three weeks.

Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysia freed Uighur Muslims because they did nothing wrong

Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak because they did nothing wrong, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.
Anwar Ibrahim is expected to be sworn in as a legislator on Monday [Lai Seng Sin- Reuters]

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim wins parliamentary by-election

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim has won a parliamentary seat in a by-election that sets the stage for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Court convicts activist, politician over Facebook posts

A Singapore court has convicted a rights activist and an opposition politician of contempt of court, punishable by up to three years in jail, for online comments posted on Facebook.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor

Malaysian ex-premier’s wife charged with money-laundering

Rosmah Mansor, Wife of ex-Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, was charged on Thursday with money laundering and tax evasions as the country continues its probe into state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Chimamanda Adichie announces 11th edition of creative writing workshop

Chimamanda Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian writer, has announced the return of her annual creative writing workshop.

Alcohol poisoning kills 19 in Malaysia

At least 19 people have died and more are receiving treatment, following a series of suspected alcohol poisoning in recent days, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday.

Malaysian premier wants review of death penalty for man who sold medicinal cannabis

Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, on Tuesday came to the defence of a man facing the death penalty for selling cannabis oil to patients, saying his sentence should be reviewed.
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President Buhari directs ministers to ensure hitch-free stay for Nigerian students in Malaysia

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure full compliance of students with all the requirements for studying abroad, including visas, before departure.
Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak is expected to be charged on Wednesday (July 4), after he was arrested by anti-graft officers at his home around 2.45pm on Tuesday (July 3) - Reuters

Malaysia charges ex-PM Najib’s lawyer with money laundering

A lawyer representing former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with money laundering on Thursday, as anti-corruption agents try to retrieve billions of dollars siphoned off from a scandal-plagued state fund.

Malaysian PM: Caning of lesbians against Islamic compassion

Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, stoked further legal controversy over homosexuality when he denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex.
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NAFDAC Cautions against canned sardine

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians against consumption of TL Tan Lung and TLC brands of canned sardine.

Two women caned for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists at the "inhuman and degrading" punishment.

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Leaked audio: SERAP asks INEC to probe Bukola Saraki’s campaign spending in 2015

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will pay back 500,000 rand ($35,000) donated to his campaign fund by a firm with links to his son after admitting he misled parliament, an official said.
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2019: YPP’s Kingsley Moghalu names running mate

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