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Muhyiddin Yassin takes the oath of office at the palace in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday morning [Maszuandi Adnan-Malaysia Department of Information via EPA]

Malaysian King ousts Mahathir Mohamad, swears in Muhyiddin Yassin as new premier

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.
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Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad proposes unity government after resignation

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday proposed forming a unity government in his first public comments since his shock resignation as prime minister plunged the country into turmoil.
President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim gives the keynote address during their general assembly in Melaka, Malaysia, December 7, 2019. REUTERS-Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia drops sex assault probe of PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will not face charges over claims he sexually assaulted a male former aide, prosecutors said Tuesday, the latest such scandal to tarnish the veteran politician’s career.
Anwar Ibrahim has denied the accusation by the aide, Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, describing it as ‘politics at its worst’. Reuters

Malaysia’s police to quiz leader-in-waiting over sex assault claims

Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will be questioned by police over allegations he sexually assaulted a male former aide, officials said Wednesday, the latest such scandal to tarnish his career.
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak walks out of court in Kuala Lumpur after defending himself against corruption charges linked to the country’s 1MDB infrastructure fund. AP

Former Malaysian premier testifies in 1MDB corruption trial

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak took the stand to defend his conduct in the 1MDB scandal Tuesday, as the first of several trials linked to the multi-billion-dollar fraud entered a crucial stage.
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives for his trial at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on November 11, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Malaysian ex-premier’s first 1MDB trial to proceed

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.

US to recover $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.
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

Bomb threat interrupts trial of former Malaysian premier

A bomb threat briefly interrupted the trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, forcing the court, where the hearing was held, to evacuate on Thursday.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Malaysia’s former deputy premier hit with new graft charges

Malaysia’s former deputy premier under scandal-plagued ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with seven fresh corruption charges Wednesday for allegedly receiving about $3 million in bribes.
Umno lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun is pictured leaving the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex February 21

Former Malaysian premier’s lawyer charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s lawyer on Thursday was charged with money laundering, in a widening sweep against those suspected of being involved in crimes linked to the scandal-plagued 1MDB state fund.

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).
Azmin Ali

Malaysia scraps multi-billion dollar China-backed project

A multi-billion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high.
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.

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.
Today, Datuk Seri Najib Razak found himself in the dock again, this time to face three charges of receiving a total RM42 million in illegal proceeds linked to SRC International (SRC). Pix by Aizuddin Saad

Malaysia ex-premier, allies charged in latest graft cases

Malaysia’s toppled leader, an ex-finance ministry official and a former spy chief were charged with misusing public funds on Thursday, the latest corruption cases against figures from the scandal-plagued old regime.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Malaysia’s ex-deputy premier charged with corruption

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, appeared in court in Kuala Lumpur on Friday charged with 45 counts of corruption, the latest senior politician to be charged with suspected graft since May's general election brought the country's first change in government in 60 years.
In this May 24 photo, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak speaks as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. (Vincent Thian-AP)

Malaysian ex-premier Najib Razak summoned again over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was on Tuesday summoned once again to the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Kuala Lumpur, to be questioned over a new case relating to the 1MDB scandal.
Uighur Muslims from Xinjiang detained in Malaysia have now been allowed to travel to Turkey [Athit Perawongmetha-Reuters]

Malaysia ignores China request, frees 11 ethnic Uighurs

Malaysia has freed 11 ethnic Uighurs detained last year after they broke out of prison in Thailand and crossed the border, despite a request from Beijing for the men to be returned to China.

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