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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Feeling ‘vindicated,’ Malaysia’s Anwar takes lawmaker oath

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt “vindicated” after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically motivated. The swearing-in ceremony in parliament followed Anwar’s landslide win in a … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Feeling ‘vindicated,’ Malaysia’s Anwar takes lawmaker oath

SINGAPORE | Singapore recovers $11.1m linked to 1MDB Malaysia Fund

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean court has ordered the return of 15.3 million Singapore dollars ($11.1 million) linked to the indebted 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Law firm Tan Rajah & Cheah said Monday that the misappropriated funds were being transferred to a special 1MDB recovery bank account in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. It did … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Singapore recovers $11.1m linked to 1MDB Malaysia Fund

Luxury Portfolio International® August 2018 Magazine Highlights Bespoke Design and High-End Properties

CHICAGO/ Sept. 6, 2018 (STL.News)– Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury home marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) takes readers on a tour around the world in its second issue of 2018. This issue includes insights from LeadingRE’s Immersion Conference in Kuala Lumpur as well as a panoply of delightful properties … Continue reading Luxury Portfolio International® August 2018 Magazine Highlights Bespoke Design and High-End Properties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting “fake news,” in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Women’s trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned conspiracy,” extending their murder trial until next year. Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing VX … Continue reading SHAH ALAM, Malaysia | Women’s trial in Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong, 29, are accused of smearing VX … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia ex-PM pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that led to his stunning electoral defeat three months ago. Dressed in a grey suit, Najib was calm and spoke softly as he entered his … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia ex-PM pleads not guilty to money laundering charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, adding to his troubles just three months after his stunning electoral defeat. Najib stood calmly in the dock Wednesday as the charges were read to … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts