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AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Aug. 13, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is looking to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by the previous scandal-tainted government as it digs itself out of debt, Malaysia's prime minister said Monday during an extensive interview in which he also blasted Myanmar's...

Australia says Malaysia hasn't sought hitman's extradition

Aug. 1, 2018 2:46 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Wednesday rejected accusations that Australia supported corruption and crime under Malaysia's former leader by harboring a high-profile fugitive since 2015. Malaysian prime minister-in waiting Anwar Ibrahim recently said in an interview with...

Ex-Malaysia leader Najib charged with breach of trust, graft

Jul. 4, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his stunning election defeat. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. "I claim...

The Latest: Malaysia Deputy PM says Najib case must be fair

Jul. 4, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the 1MDB corruption case against former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the rule of law must be followed in the prosecution of former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Wan...

Ex-Malaysia leader's arrest part of a swift fall from grace

Jul. 3, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Just two months ago, Najib Razak was a towering figure in Malaysian politics and literally beyond the law. That cloak of privilege and impunity was torn away Tuesday when anti-corruption police arrested him at his posh Kuala Lumpur home. Since his spectacular defeat in a May 9...

Malaysia expands Cabinet, appoints youngest-ever minister

Jul. 2, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad added to his cabinet Monday, with the appointments of another 13 lawmakers, including a 25-year-old touted as the country's youngest minister and a science minister who will focus on green technology and climate change. The cabinet...

Malaysian finance minister comments on graft scandal, China

Jun. 29, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng commented on the massive corruption scandal surrounding the 1MDB state investment fund, ties with China and the country's political future in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. Here are excerpts: 'KLEPTOCRACY AT ITS WORST' Lim...

AP Interview: Malaysia to sell bling seized in ex-PM's probe

Jun. 29, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags that were seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told The Associated Press on...

Malaysian political icon Anwar Ibrahim hospitalized

Jun. 23, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prominent Malaysian politican Anwar Ibrahim was taken to a hospital after complaining of back and shoulder pain. The 70-year-old was being treated late Saturday following a trip to Turkey, said Fahmi Fadzil, a spokesman for Anwar's People's Justice Party. He said Anwar's...