Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Malaysia to penalize owners who don’t replace Takata airbags

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia —Malaysia’s transport minister said Saturday that owners of more than 71,000 affected Honda cars will be penalized if they fail to replace flawed Takata air bags, in a drastic move to curb fatalities. The deaths of seven people in Malaysia have been linked to the defective air bags that are subject to … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Malaysia to penalize owners who don’t replace Takata airbags

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country’s Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime minister-in-waiting also says he plans to run in a by-election this … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Ex-PM lawyer says no docs seized in Malaysia police search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — A seven-hour police search of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s property as part of a money-laundering investigation being pushed by his successor did not find any incriminating documents, his lawyer said Thursday. Najib’s lawyer Harpal Singh Grewal told The Associated Press that police seized several boxes of personal possessions including … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Ex-PM lawyer says no docs seized in Malaysia police search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysian police raid ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak’s house

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police visited former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s house late Wednesday, reportedly searching for documents as part of a renewed probe into a massive corruption scandal involving a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad. More than a dozen police vehicles arrived at Najib’s house shortly after he returned … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysian police raid ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak’s house

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance’s stunning election victory. The 70-year-old Anwar was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was aimed at crushing his alliance after making gains … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Defeated Malaysian leader, wife barred from leaving country

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Immigration Department said Saturday that former scandal-ridden Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are barred from leaving the country, shortly after he announced plans for a short holiday. A leaked flight manifesto shows Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor were due to leave on a private jet on … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Defeated Malaysian leader, wife barred from leaving country

KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia  | Malaysia’s Mahathir plans lean cabinet, seeks Anwar’s pardon

KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia  — Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will form a lean cabinet with 10 core ministries and start the process of obtaining an immediate pardon for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim. Mahathir was sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh premier late Thursday, a day after leading his four-party opposition … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia  | Malaysia’s Mahathir plans lean cabinet, seeks Anwar’s pardon

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Opposition election win in Malaysia ups economic uncertainty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — The election victory of opposition parties led by Malaysia’s former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad has raised uncertainty for the economy and for big projects linked to China’s regional infrastructure initiative. However, analysts said Thursday that Mahathir’s strong track record in handling the Asian financial crisis of two decades ago could put … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | Opposition election win in Malaysia ups economic uncertainty