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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

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s civil aviation chief quits over Flight 370 lapses

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370’s disappearance four years ago. The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia’s civil aviation chief quits over Flight 370 lapses

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; and Jakarta, Indonesia August 1-5. In Kuala Lumpur, August 2-3, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia  | Report says 3rd party intervention possible in MH370 mystery

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia  — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” The report, prepared by a 19-member international team, reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for … Continue reading PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia  | Report says 3rd party intervention possible in MH370 mystery

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | New report highlights gov’t shortcomings in MH370 mystery

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — An independent investigation report released more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared is highlighting shortcomings in the government response that exacerbated the mystery. The report reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. It said the cause of the … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | New report highlights gov’t shortcomings in MH370 mystery

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Malaysian lawmakers took their oath in Parliament on Monday, including former premier Najib Razak, who has been charged in the massive corruption scandal that led to his coalition’s electoral defeat. The swearing-in ceremony of 221 lawmakers opened the first Parliament session after Najib’s long-ruling coalition was ousted in May 9 elections, … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader