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Man kills 2 officers at police station in Malaysia in a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah attack

May. 17, 2024 08:32 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A man stormed a police station in Malaysia and killed two police officers early Friday in what’s being investigated as a Jemaah Islamiyah terror attack. The man also injured another officer before being shot dead. Material linked to Jemaah...

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. ...

Microsoft will invest $2.2 billion in cloud and AI services in Malaysia

May. 02, 2024 03:07 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Microsoft is investing $2.2 billion over the next four years in Malaysia's new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure as well as partnering with the government to establish a national AI center, its CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday. It marks...

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...

Malaysia's navy says 2 military helicopters collided during training and all 10 people aboard died

Apr. 23, 2024 00:38 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's navy says 2 military helicopters collided during training and all 10 people aboard died.

Anger in Malaysia over shoes bearing logo resembling Arabic word for God. Company head apologizes

Apr. 08, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian shoe company has apologized and stopped selling some of its footwear after some Muslims said the logo resembled the Arabic writing for the word God. Vern’s Holdings said the logo stamped on the soles of some high-heeled shoes depicted the...

Jailed former Malaysia premier Najib Razak seeks to serve remaining sentence under house arrest

Apr. 04, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's imprisoned former Prime Minister Najib Razak is seeking to serve the rest of his prison term under house arrest, two months after his sentence in a corruption case was reduced by half. His surprise application filed Monday said he had...

Indonesia's president-elect holds talks with Malaysian leader on bolstering ties

Apr. 04, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto held talks Thursday with Malaysia's leader on bolstering bilateral ties as part of a regional visit that has also taken him to China and Japan. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said he and Subianto discussed next...

Malaysian convenience store owners charged over 'Allah' socks that angered Muslims

Mar. 26, 2024 04:27 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The owners of a Malaysian convenience store chain and one of its suppliers were charged Tuesday with offending the religious feelings of Muslims after socks printed with the word “Allah" were found for sale on its shelves. Chai Kee Kan, founder and...

Malaysian prime minister urges US and China cooperation in Asia-Pacific

Mar. 07, 2024 04:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday that the United States has become more “transactional,” using rewards and punishments to achieve aims with other countries, and should be encouraged to enhance cooperation with China in the Asia-Pacific region. ...