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Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Oct. 19, 2018 5:01 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former deputy prime minister was charged Friday with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against leaders ousted in elections earlier this year. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who now leads the opposition...

Malaysia's former deputy PM detained for alleged graft

Oct. 18, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a case linked to misappropriation of funds in a welfare group. Zahid, who now heads the opposition Malay party, is the latest notable person after former Prime Minister...

Feeling 'vindicated,' Malaysia's Anwar takes lawmaker oath

Oct. 15, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt "vindicated" after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically motivated. The swearing-in...

Malaysia plans new taxes to help pay off snowballing debt

Oct. 9, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Tuesday the government plans to introduce new tax measures to help raise funds to pay off national debt that has snowballed due to corruption under the previous government. Lim said it will take the government three years to resolve...

Wife of former Malaysian leader arrested in graft scandal

Oct. 3, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Wednesday that the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and will face money laundering charges in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund. The agency said Rosmah Mansor was detained at its headquarters...

The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM to be charged

Oct. 3, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 5 p.m. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak will be charged under the anti-money laundering act. The agency says Rosmah Mansor was...

Malaysia's Mahathir: A portrait of the premier as an old man

Sep. 28, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a few seconds Thursday, Mahathir Mohamad looked his age. The 93-year-old once and current prime minister of Malaysia wobbled a bit as he clasped the railing, cautiously mounted the four stairs leading to the stage in the bowels of the Asia Society and shuffled over to the podium. Then...

Wife of Malaysia's ex-PM grilled for 13 hours in 1MDB case

Sep. 26, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled by the anti-graft agency for nearly 13 hours Wednesday over alleged theft and money laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund. Rosmah Mansor arrived at 10 a.m. after being summoned for a second time...

Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep

Sep. 26, 2018 4:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already...

Malaysia's ex-PM pleads not guilty to new corruption charges

Sep. 20, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Thursday to 25 new charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. This brings the number of charges against Najib to 32 since his shocking election...