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Rainsy: EU trade move to bolster bid for Cambodian democracy

Nov. 12, 2019 6:53 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday the European Union's assessment of whether to suspend trade privileges for his country will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy despite a government crackdown. The EU finalized a preliminary report Tuesday...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:49 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian judge on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. Defense lawyers said...

The Latest: Judge orders Najib to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 1:55 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the corruption trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Malaysian judge has ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense in his first corruption trial linked to the massive looting at the 1MDB state...

Malaysian judge orders ex-PM Najib Razak to enter a defense on all 7 charges at his first 1MDB corruption trial

Nov. 10, 2019 10:38 PM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian judge orders ex-PM Najib Razak to enter a defense on all 7 charges at his first 1MDB corruption trial.

Malaysian judge says prosecution established abuse of power case at ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's first 1MDB trial

Nov. 10, 2019 10:24 PM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian judge says prosecution established abuse of power case at ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's first 1MDB trial.

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader makes it part way home

Nov. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to try to oust long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen. Although he failed to make it to Cambodia on Saturday — the country's Independence...

The Latest: Cambodia official says Sam Rainsy free to return

Nov. 9, 2019 6:01 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy's effort to return to his home country (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Cambodia's government claims to have reversed its ban on allowing the return of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, with a top officials saying...

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, after landing in Malaysia, says he's determined to return to his homeland

Nov. 9, 2019 4:18 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, after landing in Malaysia, says he's determined to return to his homeland.

Malaysian official says exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia in bid to return to his country

Nov. 9, 2019 3:47 AM EST
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian official says exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy lands in Malaysia in bid to return to his country.

5 screenwriters get career jumpstart with film academy honor

Nov. 8, 2019 12:14 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Five emerging screenwriters gained the film academy's stamp of admission into Hollywood with help from an ensemble of actors that included Tyrese Gibson and Amandla Stenberg. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored each screenwriter at the Nicholl Fellowships in...