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Diesel prices jump 56% as Malaysia revamps decades-old fuel subsidies

Jun. 10, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Diesel price in Malaysia jumped by more than 50% on Monday as part of a revamp of decades-old fuel subsidies to tighten government spending and save billions of ringgits annually. The restructuring eliminates blanket energy subsidies and redirects them...

Malaysian state officials defend demolitions that left hundreds of 'sea gypsies' homeless in Borneo

Jun. 07, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rights activists have slammed the displacement of hundreds of sea nomads after their stilt homes in a Malaysian marine park on Borneo island were demolished. But the state government Friday defended its move to tear down the unauthorized settlements, saying it was...

One image, seen by millions: A social media effort to draw attention to Rafah surges

Jun. 06, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

The image shows tents in a camp, highlighted to spell out one single phrase: “All Eyes on Rafah.” It has been shared more than 50 million times. A single image, not even an authentic photograph, is the focus of a singular campaign on Instagram that has caught the attention of...

Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

May. 23, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both powers to resolve their differences. Anwar, who is attending a Nikkei annual...

Singapore's new prime minister vows to 'lead in our own way' as Lee dynasty ends after half-century

May. 15, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore’s new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong vowed to make “tomorrow better than today” as he took his oath of office Wednesday in a carefully planned political succession designed to ensure stability in the Asian financial hub. A U.S.-trained...

Singapore's deputy leader Lawrence Wong is sworn in as prime minister, as Lee Hsien Loong bows out after 20 years

May. 15, 2024 08:15 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore's deputy leader Lawrence Wong is sworn in as prime minister, as Lee Hsien Loong bows out after 20 years.

Malaysian government defends presence of companies that supply weapons to Israel at defense show

May. 07, 2024 04:09 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia will not interfere in business relations between arms manufacturers and other countries, its defense minister said Tuesday, after protesters demanded that the government expel companies that supply weapons to Israel from an international exhibition. ...

2 Malaysian military helicopters collide and crash while training, killing all 10 crew

Apr. 23, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian military helicopters collided midair and crashed during a training session on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board and injuring a swimmer in a pool, authorities said. The helicopters were rehearsing at a naval base in northern Perak...

Corruption case involving a former Singaporean transport minister expanded with more charges

Mar. 25, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A corruption case involving a former high-ranking Singaporean official expanded Monday with new charges alleging that the ex-transport minister received bottles of whisky and wine, golf clubs and a luxury Brompton bike from a contractor who had dealings with the...