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Malaysia's Anwar: Opposition has 'fair chance' to win polls

Sep. 22, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he believes his three-party alliance has a “fair chance” of winning a general election that could be called as early as November. Anwar leads the Hope Alliance, which earlier teamed up with an ethnic Malay...

Malaysian dad pleads help for scam victims after son died

Sep. 21, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The parents of a Malaysian man who died after falling prey to a human trafficking scheme appealed Wednesday to the government to rescue other scam victims trapped in Myanmar and Cambodia, saying they hoped there would be no more fatalities. ...

24 more Malaysians rescued from Cambodia human traffickers

Sep. 09, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister on Friday brought 24 Malaysians back from Cambodia who were rescued from human traffickers, out of a total of 148 citizens he said have been reported missing in the country. Saifuddin Abdullah said 65 of the 148 missing...

Queen Elizabeth II has died: Live updates

Sep. 09, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

TORONTO — Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his final concert in Toronto on Thursday night, saying he was inspired by her and is sad she is gone. “She led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace and decency and genuine caring,”...

Philippine, Indonesia talks on pandemic recovery challenges

Sep. 05, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. affirmed deepening economic and security ties with Indonesia on Monday during the first overseas trip of his presidency, while expressing concern about the persistent difficulties Southeast Asian nations have faced after pandemic. ...

Jailed Malaysia's ex-PM Najib petitions king for pardon

Sep. 05, 2022 03:33 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jailed former Prime Minister Najib Razak has sought a pardon from Malaysia's king and will remain a lawmaker pending his petition, Parliament's speaker said Monday. Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun said the pardon request was submitted Sept. 2, less than two...

Veteran Malaysian journalist Subramaniam Harihar dies at 79

Sep. 01, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Subramaniam Harihar, a longtime journalist in Malaysia who covered the country's period of extraordinary economic growth for The Associated Press, has died at age 79. Subramaniam used the byline Hari Subramaniam for his AP stories and was known as...

Ex-Malaysian first lady ordered to serve 10 years for graft

Sep. 01, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian first lady Rosmah Mansor was ordered to serve 10 years in prison after being found guilty on Thursday of soliciting and receiving bribes during her husband’s corruption-tainted administration, a week after he was imprisoned over the massive looting...

Malaysian court sentences Rosmah Mansor, wife of jailed ex-PM Najib, to serve 10 years in prison in corruption case.

Sep. 01, 2022 04:18 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian court sentences Rosmah Mansor, wife of jailed ex-PM Najib, to serve 10 years in prison in corruption case.

Malaysian court finds Rosmah Mansor, wife of jailed ex-PM Najib, guilty of corruption in solar energy project

Sep. 01, 2022 03:04 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian court finds Rosmah Mansor, wife of jailed ex-PM Najib, guilty of corruption in solar energy project.