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Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference at his party headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Friday, May 29, 2020. Mahathir has been ousted from his Malay party in the latest twist to a power struggle with his successor Muhyiddin Yassin, but he has vowed to challenge it. (AP Photo)

Mahathir challenges ouster from party amid party struggle

May. 29, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, was ousted from his ethnic Malay political party in the latest twist of a power struggle with his successor, but vowed Friday to challenge the move. The 94-year-old Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members,...

Malaysia former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad removes his face mask before a press conference at his office of Perdana Foundation in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, May 18, 2020. Mahathir slammed the government for using the pandemic as an excuse to block parliament from sitting. The king in his speech urged lawmakers not to stir up another political crisis but to focus on the people's welfare amid the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Mahathir slams Malaysian gov't for shortened Parliament meet

May. 18, 2020 3:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Parliament held an unusual half-day meeting Monday that was shortened due to the coronavirus and allowed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to avoid a no-confidence vote after more than two months in office. More than 200 lawmakers, including former leader Mahathir...

FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file photo, Riza Aziz, right, stepson of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysian prosecutors have dropped money laundering charges against

Former top prosecutor says Riza deal 'terrible for Malaysia'

May. 18, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former attorney-general said Monday that when prosecutors dropped money-laundering charges against “The Wolf of Wall Street” producer and stepson of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak they gave him a “sweetheart deal" that is “terrible for...

FILE - In this July 5, 2019, file photo, Riza Aziz, stepson of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak, walks into a court room at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian prosecutors have dropped money laundering charges against

Malaysia drops charge against 'Wolf of Wall Street' producer

May. 15, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian prosecutors have dropped money laundering charges against “The Wolf of Wall Street” film producer and stepson of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak in a move slammed by Human Rights Watch on Friday as a “triumph for impunity and corruption." Former...

US returns $300 million in stolen funds to Malaysia

Apr. 14, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has returned $300 million to Malaysia that prosecutors say was stolen in a multibillion-dollar corruption scheme, authorities announced Tuesday. The money comes from assets forfeited last year by a financier, Jho Low, in a Los Angeles federal settlement. The settlement covered...