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Stunning fall of Malaysia's Najib ushers in hopes of reform

May. 23, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two weeks ago, Najib Razak was supremely confident of being elected Malaysia's prime minister for a third term. Instead, in a dizzying political drama, he lost an unlosable election and spiraled into ever-deepening disgrace while Malaysians are being feted for advancing...

Politicians, lawyers and lecturer in new Malaysian Cabinet

May. 18, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad unveiled a new Cabinet on Friday with a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and a lecturer after a stunning electoral victory last week. Mahathir, 92, led a four-party alliance to oust the National Front coalition that has been in power...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

May. 17, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

Muslim men perform an evening prayer marking the first eve of the holy month of Ramadan on the Indonesian island of Bali. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, South Korean soldiers stand guard at a post near the border truce village of Panmunjom, after North Korea canceled a high-level meeting...

Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader

May. 17, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new government stepped up a corruption investigation into a state fund with a seven-hour police search of the home of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and the creation of a special committee to accelerate the probe. Police searched Najib's house until early...

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May. 17, 2018 4:47 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime...

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May. 16, 2018 7:13 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim celebrated a "new dawn" for Malaysia after he was given a royal pardon and freed from custody Wednesday, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliance's stunning election victory. Anwar, 70, was convicted...

Malaysian lawmaker says reform icon Anwar Ibrahim has been pardoned by country's king

May. 15, 2018 11:46 PM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian lawmaker says reform icon Anwar Ibrahim has been pardoned by country's king.

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim is released from custody, paving way for political comeback

May. 15, 2018 11:37 PM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim is released from custody, paving way for political comeback.

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 15, 2018 6:19 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PALESTINIANS BURY DEAD AFTER BLOODIEST GAZA DAY SINCE 2014 Palestinians observe a strike to mourn the 58 people killed by Israeli troops in a mass protest on the Gaza border, reviving international criticism...

Malaysia's jailed opposition icon to make spectacular return

May. 15, 2018 5:33 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's historic change of government paves the way for an extraordinary comeback for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, who played a key role in helping to secure last week's election victory and has become a prime minister-in-waiting. Anwar, 70, is expected to walk...