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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.
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Malaysia freezes 408 bank accounts, summons ex-premier’s step-son

Malaysia has frozen over 400 bank accounts as part of a probe into a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, a task force said on Monday, as the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak was summoned for questioning.

Police seize $28.6m in cash seized from ex-Malaysian premier’s flat

Malaysian police said on Friday that cash worth 114 million ringgit (28.6 million dollars) and over 400 luxury handbags were seized from several apartments as part of an anti-graft probe into a state fund founded by former premier Najib Razak.

Bags of cash, jewellery seized from ex-Malaysian premier’s properties

Handbags stuffed with cash, a number of jewellery items and hundreds of expensive purses were among the items seized from apartment units and homes owned by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's family, during the second night of police raids in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s ex-deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim released after getting full pardon

Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king on Wednesday.

Malaysia premier to dissolve parliament paving way for elections

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for a general election that will test his hold on power amid allegations of massive corruption in his government.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad named opposition prime ministerial candidate

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.

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