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Malaysian foreign minister meets Myanmar opposition figure

May. 15, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The foreign minister of Myanmar’s shadow government, which opposes the military council that runs the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, on Sunday described as “productive” a meeting she had with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. The Saturday...

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry

May. 02, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the smell of freshly baked orange biscuits and powdered sugar-dusted cookies typically fills the air in Mona Abubakr’s home. But due to higher prices, the Egyptian housewife this year made smaller quantities of the sweet treats, some of which...

Malaysian state energy company leaves Myanmar gas project

Apr. 29, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company, announced Friday that it is withdrawing from its participation in Myanmar’s offshore Yetagun natural gas project. The company, through two subsidiaries, has held a 40.9% participating interest in the project,...

Singapore executes Malaysian despite pleas he was disabled

Apr. 27, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore on Wednesday executed a Malaysian man convicted of drug smuggling after a court dismissed a last-minute challenge from his mother and international pleas to spare him on grounds he was mentally disabled. Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, 34, had been on death...

Over 500 Rohingya flee Malaysian detention, 6 die on highway

Apr. 20, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than 500 Rohingya refugees escaped from detention in Malaysia on Wednesday following a protest but most were rearrested, immigration officials said. The Immigration Department said 528 Rohingya fled after breaking a door and barrier grill at a...

Singapore schedules hanging of disabled Malaysian next week

Apr. 20, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man with a mental disability is to be hanged next week in Singapore after losing a final appeal, rights groups said Wednesday, but his Malaysian lawyer mounted a new bid to halt the execution. Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam has been on death...

2 European divers rescued in Indonesia, Dutch teenager dead

Apr. 09, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two European divers were rescued by fishermen on Saturday but a third, a 14-year-old Dutch, had died, four days after they disappeared off a southern Malaysian island and drifted some 70 nautical miles (100 kilometers), authorities said. Alexia...

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker convicted in plot to loot 1MDB fund

Apr. 08, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs banker was convicted Friday of bribery and other corruption charges accusing him of participating in a $4.5 billion scheme to ransack the Malaysian state investment fund known as 1MDB. A jury reached the verdict at the U.S. trial of Roger Ng...

Malaysia races to find 3 European divers, family optimistic

Apr. 08, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A plane, fishermen and and jet skiers joined an expanded search entering a third day Friday for three Europeans, including two teenagers, who disappeared while diving off a southern Malaysian island. Authorities were hopeful of finding them after...

Aussie jailed 5.5 years for killing Singaporean with bottle

Apr. 08, 2022 03:46 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An Australian was sentenced Friday to five and a half years in jail for killing a Singaporean man and injuring his wife by hurling a wine bottle, with the court saying the man's actions reflected religious hostility toward Muslims. Andrew Gosling threw...