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Police kill two suspected kidnappers in shootout

Malaysian Police on Tuesday shot dead two suspected kidnappers believed to be part of a kidnapping gang targeting foreigners.

Court postpones trial of ex-Malaysian premier’s corruption charges

A Malaysian Court on Monday postponed the first trials of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing multiples charges of corruptions involving State development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Malaysia unveils five-year plan to fight corruption

Malaysia has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to clamp down on corruption in government, months after a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal brought down the previous administration.
Saifuddin Abdullah said the cabinet has decided that no Israeli delegates can enter Malaysia for sporting or other events [Yam G-Jun-The Associated Press]

Malaysia to not host any more events involving Israel

Malaysia's foreign minister has announced that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel.
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Malaysia picks new sultan, expected to be elected king

A Malaysian state announced it had a new sultan on Saturday, who is expected to be elected king after the former monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen.
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows the 15th king of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V (R), preparing to deliver his address during the opening ceremony of the parliament in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (L) looks on. – Malaysia’s King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated, a statement from the National Palace said on January 6, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

New Malaysian king to be picked this month after shock abdication

A new Malaysian king will be elected and sworn in this month, royal officials said Monday, after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen.

Oil markets kick off new year with losses on signs of economic slowdown

Oil markets dropped by around one per cent in 2019’s first trading on Wednesday, pulled down by surging US output and concerns about an economic slowdown in 2019 as factory activity in China, the world’s biggest oil importer, contracted.

Two internet fraudsters convicted, jailed 12 months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the convictions of one Fabulous Peter and Osahun O. Aiseosa (a.k.a) Wesley Jackson before Justice D.Z Sanchi of the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi.

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).

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Ohanaeze urges Igbo returnees to wait for rescheduled elections

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appealed to Igbo returnees for the postponed general elections to remain at home and wait behind to cast their votes as the new date approaches.

Elections: IGP has no constitutional powers to restrict movement – lawyer

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Governor Okorocha tasks INEC on rescheduled elections

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Woman defrauds church of N100 million

The Ogun State Police command has arrested a woman for allegedly defrauding a Christian faith-based organisation to the sum of N100m.
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Jimi Agbaje: I want to inspire new generation of Lagosians

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