Malaysian police seize luxury handbags, cash and jewellery in probe into former PM Najib Razak

Malaysian police seize luxury handbags, cash and jewellery in probe into former PM Najib Razak

Updated May 18, 2018 16:29:13 Malaysian police have confiscated 284 designer handbags, as well as 72 suitcases containing cash, jewellery and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former prime minister Najib Razak. Key points: Luxury goods and cash seized as part of probe into the …

Malaysian police search home of former PM Najib Razak in connection to 1MDB scandal

Malaysian police search home of former PM Najib Razak in connection to 1MDB scandal

Updated May 17, 2018 13:52:52 Malaysian police have conducted searches through the night and into the morning at five places linked to ousted prime minister Najib Razak, including the family home where he stays, a senior police officer said. Key points: As well as his home, police searched the former …

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Posted May 16, 2018 13:34:27 Former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim — the man who may replace prime minister-elect Mahathir Mohamad — has just been released from prison. Mr Anwar, who was formerly Dr Mahathir’s political rival, has been promised leadership of Malaysia’s new governing coalition when Dr Mahathir, 92, …

Defeated Malaysian leader Najib Razak and his wife barred from leaving country

Defeated Malaysian leader Najib Razak and his wife barred from leaving country

Posted May 12, 2018 15:33:04 Photo: Najib Razak was in power for nearly a decade. (AP: Aaron Favila) Malaysia’s Immigration Department says former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife have been barred from leaving the country, just after he announced plans for a short holiday. Key points: Mr Najib …

Malaysian King to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, PM Mahathir Mohamad says

Malaysian King to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, PM Mahathir Mohamad says

Updated May 11, 2018 17:12:01 Photo: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad once had Anwar Ibrahim jailed, now they’re forming an unlikely political alliance with a succession plan. (Reuters) Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the country’s King has agreed to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, paving the way for …

Malaysian election: Votes from Australia make dramatic last-minute journey to be counted

Malaysian election: Votes from Australia make dramatic last-minute journey to be counted

Posted May 11, 2018 08:04:53 Winston Ow’s flight was booked, and his bag was packed but on this trip to Kuala Lumpur, there was something unusual in his luggage. When the Malaysian parliament was dissolved last month ahead of this week’s election, anyone in Australia who was eligible to vote …

‘A lesser of two evils’: Malaysian Australians hail historic defeat of ruling party, but remain wary

‘A lesser of two evils’: Malaysian Australians hail historic defeat of ruling party, but remain wary

Updated May 10, 2018 19:19:27 Photo: Mahathir Mohamad supporters celebrate outside the news conference in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (Reuters) Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad finds unlikely ally in Anwar Ibrahim Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir declares ‘urgency’ to be sworn in today amid raised doubts Many Malaysian Australians have hailed the …

Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last independent newspaper, sold to Malaysian ‘covert’ spin doctor

Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last independent newspaper, sold to Malaysian ‘covert’ spin doctor

Updated May 07, 2018 16:22:33 Photo: The Phnom Penh Post was founded in 1992. (Flickr: tbun) The last remaining independent English language newspaper in Cambodia has been sold to a Malaysian PR man, who previously worked for the Cambodian Government and is currently “managing ‘covert operations’ for our clients”, according …

Malaysian police stop boat carrying 131 Sri Lankans to Australia and New Zealand | Australia news

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, destroying an alleged human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi …

Malaysian police intercept tanker carrying Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia, New Zealand

Malaysian police intercept tanker carrying Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia, New Zealand

Updated May 06, 2018 14:37:24 Photo: There were 98 men, 24 women and nine children in the group. (AP: Royal Malaysia Police) Related Story: Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help Related Story: ‘Left to sleep outside with the family Rottweiler’: Maid’s death exposes ‘brutal’ human trafficking …