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 …

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Cold reception for PM Turnbull during Cradle Mountain visit ahead of Braddon by-election

Updated May 16, 2018 14:46:21 A $30 million gift to Tasmania has been “under discussion for quite some time” and is not pork barrelling ahead of a by-election, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. Mr Turnbull has made a flying visit to the hotly contested Tasmanian electorate of Braddon in …

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 …

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 …

Malaysia election: Mahathir Mohamad says he expects to be sworn in as PM today as palace appears to delay

Malaysia election: Mahathir Mohamad says he expects to be sworn in as PM today as palace appears to delay

Updated May 11, 2018 00:11:57 Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is expected to be sworn in today after his shock election victory spelled an end to the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s 60-year-rule. Key points: Dr Mahathir’s opposition has won 113 seats to the ruling party’s 79 A simple majority …

Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Posted May 08, 2018 08:19:56 Photo: Hezbollah supporters took to the streets to celebrate. (Reuters: Aziz Taher) Related Story: Lebanon’s Prime Minister puts resignation on hold The leader of Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group has declared “mission accomplished” after scoring major gains in parliamentary elections, as the main Western-backed faction headed …

PM to endorse education overhaul after damning report

A damning new report has found Australia’s schools have failed a generation of children, with both rich and poor students falling behind in mathematics. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he accepts the report’s 23 recommendations, saying it is a blueprint for improvement. Source link

Anzac Day: Emotions run high as French PM pays tribute to diggers at Sir John Monash Centre opening

Anzac Day: Emotions run high as French PM pays tribute to diggers at Sir John Monash Centre opening

Updated April 25, 2018 11:43:25 Photo: Edouard Philippe and Malcolm Turnbull pose near the bust of a soldier as they attend the inauguration ceremony of the Sir John Monash Centre. (AP: Pascal Rossignol) Related Story: Messages of pride, love and sacrifice as Australia pauses to mark Anzac Day Related Story: …

Barnaby Joyce: Man who sent bullet to former deputy PM given suspended prison sentence

Barnaby Joyce: Man who sent bullet to former deputy PM given suspended prison sentence

Updated April 23, 2018 14:13:36 The man who sent a bullet and threatening note to former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of $4,000. Neville Clifford Newman, 74, pleaded guilty to charges of stalking and intimidation in February. Also in …