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FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 file photo shows the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The FIFA ethics committee has 13 formal investigations ongoing, plus preliminary enquiries in 62 more cases, the soccer body's lawyers said Tuesday June 23, 2020, during a two-day online review. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP, File)

2022 World Cup further behind schedule with Asian games off

Aug. 12, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year were postponed to 2021 on Wednesday, adding to a global fixture backlog for soccer's biggest competition caused by the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation issued a joint statement saying the...

Malaysian former Finance Minister and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, center, leaves courthouse in Butterworth, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Lim pleaded not guilty to a second graft charge relating to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project. Lim has slammed the charges as political persecution by the new government. (AP Photo/Gary Chuah)

Malaysia's ex-finance minister, wife charged with graft

Aug. 11, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former finance minister accused the government of taking political vengeance Tuesday after a third graft charge was filed against him and his wife was charged with money laundering. Lim Guan Eng was part of a reformist government ousted in March and the new government...

Malaysian former Finance Minister and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, center, arrives at courthouse in Butterworth, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Lim pleaded not guilty to a second graft charge relating to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project. Lim has slammed the charges as political persecution by the new government. (AP Photo/Gary Chuah)

Malaysia's ex-finance minister charged again in graft case

Aug. 9, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former finance minister pleaded not guilty Monday to a second corruption charge related to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project and slammed the case as a trumped-up charge by the new government. Lim Guan Eng, 59, was first charged Friday with soliciting 10% of potential...

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Mahathir, 95, said Friday he would form a new ethnic Malay party to fight corrupt leaders, more than two months after he was sacked from his own party amid a political struggle with his successor. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)

Malaysia's Mahathir, 95, forms new party to fight old ally

Aug. 7, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Two-time former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday he is forming a new ethnic Malay party more than two months after he was sacked from his previous party during a political struggle with his successor. Mahathir, 95, quit as prime minister in protest in...

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng speaks to media outside court house in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Lim has been charged with corruption over a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project. Lim was part of a reformist government ousted in March, and his party slammed the criminal charge as political persecution by the new government. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysia's ex-finance minister charged over tunnel project

Aug. 7, 2020 6:29 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former finance minister was charged Friday with corruption over a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project, a move he slammed as political persecution by the new government. Lim Guan Eng, who was part of a reformist government ousted in March, pleaded not guilty to a...

File - In this file photo taken on Friday, July 10, 2020, Australian Al Jazeera journalist, reporter/senior producer Drew Ambrose, right, leaves the Bukit Aman police headquarters after being questioned by the Malaysian police over a documentary about the country's arrests of undocumented migrants, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian police have raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations, seizing computers as part of an investigation into a documentary on undocumented migrants that enraged the government. Al Jazeera slammed the raid as a “troubling escalation” in a government crackdown on media freedom.  (AP Photo, File)

Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

Aug. 4, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on Tuesday, seizing computers as part of an investigation into a documentary on undocumented migrants that enraged the government. Al Jazeera, a Qatari-state owned broadcaster, said in...

British woman Samantha Jones, left, leaves Alor Setar's courthouse, Kedah state, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Jones, accused of stabbing her husband to death at their Malaysian resort home avoided the gallows and was sentenced to 42 months in jail on Monday after she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.  (AP Photo/Eric Tan)

British woman avoids gallows, jailed for husband's death

Aug. 3, 2020 6:40 AM EDT

ALOR SETAR, Malaysia (AP) — A British woman accused of stabbing her husband to death at their Malaysian resort home avoided the gallows and was sentenced to 42 months in jail on Monday after she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said prosecutors reduced the murder charge against...

Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal, centre, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Thursday, July 30, 2020. Shafie dissolved the state parliament to pave the way for polls after a ruling party politician claimed he had majority support of lawmakers to form a new government. (AP Photo)

Malaysian opposition state calls for polls to foil takeover

Jul. 30, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An opposition-ruled state called Thursday for early elections, thwarting attempts by Malaysia's governing alliance to take over the state through defections. Shafie Apdal, chief minister of Sabah state on Borneo island, dissolved the state parliament to pave the way for polls...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A court has sentenced Najib to serve 12 years in prison after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that brought down his government two years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

Jul. 28, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government...

Malaysia court sentences ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve up to 12 years in jail for crimes linked to 1MDB scandal

Jul. 28, 2020 6:38 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia court sentences ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve up to 12 years in jail for crimes linked to 1MDB scandal.