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Singapore, Malaysia move to cool airspace and sea disputes

Jan. 8, 2019 6:43 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Officials from Singapore and Malaysia met Tuesday and agreed to resolve disputes over airspace and territorial waters that have driven a wedge between the Southeast Asian neighbors. The spat concerns waters off western Singapore that are contested by both countries. The countries also...

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

Dec. 17, 2018 7:54 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the government is seeking several billion dollars in fines...

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

Dec. 12, 2018 5:47 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report on a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. Najib was charged along with Arul...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

Dec. 8, 2018 7:31 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally,...

Malaysian fugitive financier, 4 others face new 1MDB charges

Dec. 5, 2018 6:27 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Wednesday they have filed new criminal charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and four others over the multibillion-dollar looting of state investment fund 1MDB. Low is wanted for his alleged role as the mastermind in a massive money laundering...

Ex-US official admits charges linked to Malaysian scandal

Nov. 30, 2018 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Justice Department official admitted his role Friday in a multimillion-dollar effort to try to get the United States to drop its investigation into a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions from a Malaysian investment fund. George Higginbotham's guilty plea in...