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Malaysian ex-PM Najib guilty of all charges in first 1MDB trial

© Mohd RASFAN Najib and his inner circle are accused of plundering sovereign wealth fund 1MDB

July 28 (AFP) - Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was found guilty Tuesday in his first trial over the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, two years after the fraud contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling government. The former prime minister could now face decades in jail after being convicted on all charges in the case related to the looting of sovereign wealth ...

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Malaysia’s conditional movement control order extended for another four weeks to June 9

The movement control order was first enforced on March 18.PHOTO: AFP

Kuala Lumpur, May 10 (TheStraitsTimes) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Sunday (May 10) extended the country's conditional stay-at-home order by another four weeks, to June 9. The Prime Minister said that although new Covid-19 cases are lower now than at the start of the movement curbs, the fight is not yet over. “Even though we have achieved positive developments ...

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Malaysia worshippers getting screened, event organizer says after coronavirus cases spike

Police officers wearing protective masks stand guard outside National Mosque, after all mosques in the country suspended Friday prayers during the movement control order due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey

Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (Reuters) - Worshippers who attended a mass religious event in Malaysia that is now linked to 840 coronavirus cases across Southeast Asia are cooperating with authorities, an organizer said, after the government said thousands of them were still being traced. The four-day Islamic gathering held at a mosque near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is connected ...

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Malaysia swears in new prime minister as Mahathir forced out

Muhyiddin Yassin leaves his house in Kuala Lampur to be sworn in as Malaysia's new prime minister. (AP: Johnshen Lee)

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) - 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. The swearing-in capped a week of turmoil that began with Mahathir’s resignation in an apparent bid to consolidate power, but ended with him sidelined ...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir sends resignation letter to king

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a joint news conference with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (not pictured) in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysia’s king, his office said on Monday, amid talk of forming a new governing coalition. The fate of Malaysia’s ruling coalition had been in doubt after surprise weekend talks between it and opposition groups on forming a new government that would exclude Mahathir’s ...

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