Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysian PM after post-election deadlock

Malaysia’s veteran opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister, after several days of post-election deadlock. The new leader was appointed by King Sultan Abdullah, after elections over the weekend resulted in an unprecedented…

Anwar Ibrahim named new Malaysian PM

Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, has been named as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the national palace said on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony for Anwar will take place at 5:00 p.m. local time (0900 GMT)…

Malaysia: Wife of former PM Najib Razak found guilty of corruption

Following in her husband’s footsteps, the wife of the former Malaysian prime minister has been found guilty of graft. Najib Razak has already begun his 12-year jail sentence. Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, was…

As Pelosi arrives in Malaysia, Asian tour still overshadowed by expected Taiwan stop

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday for the second leg of an Asian tour that has been overshadowed by an expected stop in Taiwan, which would escalate tensions with Beijing that claims the self-ruled island as…

My brother’s spirit is wandering about; how do I help him rest in peace?

My story will start from when my phone rang one Saturday morning like that. ‘You didn’t tell me your brother is back! I saw him yesterday; he hasn’t changed much. He told me he came briefly to see you guys.…

Malaysia seizes thousands of smuggled turtles at airport (BBC)

Malaysian authorities have seized more than 5,000 baby turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur airport. Two Indian men were arrested after the 5,255 red-eared sliders – a semi-aquatic species of turtle – were found in baskets inside their suitcases.…

Malaysia air pollution: Schools shut after illness hits children (BBC)

More than 400 schools in the Malaysian state of Johor are closed after 75 students experienced breathing difficulties and vomiting. Schools in the industrial area of Pasir Gudang have been shut until Thursday as authorities investigate the latest air pollution…

Couple detained over baby swinging act (BBC)

Two Russians have been detained in Malaysia over a street act which involved swinging their baby by the legs and throwing it up into the air. The pair are being questioned over alleged abuse of the four-month-old girl, police told…

Malaysia elects new king after unprecedented abdication (BBC)

Malaysia has elected Sultan Abdullah of Pahang as its new king after the shock abdication of the previous monarch. Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan abdicated in January after just two years on the throne, a first in Malaysian history. Malaysia…

Malaysia charges Goldman over 1MDB (BBC)

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at the country’s investment fund, 1MDB. The US bank has been under scrutiny for its role in helping to…

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