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Two-year sentence for Hawaii woman's Trump lobbying scheme

Jan. 18, 2023 21:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An American consultant was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for an illicit lobbying effort to get the former Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return of a...

Malaysia pledges to invest in Indonesia's new capital

Jan. 09, 2023 03:03 AM EST

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Monday his country would invest in the development of Indonesia's new capital on Borneo island, which both nations share. Anwar made his first overseas trip to Jakarta since taking office in November, saying at...

UN urges rescue of refugees adrift in Andaman Sea

Dec. 23, 2022 07:54 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations and other groups urged countries in southern Asia on Friday to rescue as many as 190 people believed to be Rohingya refugees aboard a small boat that has been adrift for several weeks in the Andaman Sea. Most of those on board are thought to be...

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar sails through confidence vote

Dec. 19, 2022 05:55 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim cruised through a vote of confidence Monday, cementing his leadership after a general election last month produced no clear winner. Anwar, whose coalition led the Nov. 19 election with 82 seats, subsequently...

Landslide at Malaysia campground kills 21, leaves 12 missing

Dec. 16, 2022 20:34 PM EST

BATANG KALI, Malaysia (AP) — A thunderous crush of soil and debris killed 21 people at a campground in Malaysia on Friday, and rescuers dug through the mud in the night for another 12 who were feared buried in the landslide. More than 90 people were sleeping on an organic farm when...

Malaysian PM Anwar to be finance minister in new Cabinet

Dec. 02, 2022 09:52 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (AP) — New Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he will also serve as finance minister as he unveiled a leaner Cabinet with many new faces in his unity government. In a move that appeared to contradict his anti-corruption platform, Anwar named...

Election battle won, real test begins for new Malaysian PM

Nov. 25, 2022 02:07 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim has won a hard-fought battle to become Malaysia’s new prime minister. But working with former foes to form a unity government as a polarized nation watches will immediately test his political mettle. There is no...

From prisoner to PM, Malaysia's Anwar had long ride to top

Nov. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than two decades after his dramatic ouster from government and imprisonment, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim finally has his day. Anwar was named Malaysia’s 10th prime minister by the nation’s king and sworn in Thursday, trumping a...

New Malaysian PM Anwar vows to heal divided nation, economy

Nov. 24, 2022 19:32 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Long-time reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister Thursday and vowed to heal a racially divided nation, fight corruption and revive an economy struggling with the rising cost of living. His rise to the top a was a...

Malaysia's king names reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister, ending uncertainties over a hung Parliament

Nov. 24, 2022 00:38 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king names reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister, ending uncertainties over a hung Parliament.