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PM Modi raises Zakir Naik's extradition in meeting with Malaysian counterpart

The Indian government in June had officially requested the Malaysian government to extradite Naik so that he can be probed by the Indian agencies.

Malaysian PM Mahathir says Russia being made a scapegoat for downing of MH17

"We are very unhappy, because from the very beginning it was a political issue on how to accuse Russia of the wrongdoing," Mahathir Mohamad told reporters at a government event.


Government formally requests Malaysia to extradite Zakir Naik

Naik is facing a probe in India by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after his sermons on his Peace TV were cited as a reason by Bangladesh for an attack in Dhaka in 2016, which claimed 22 lives.

In 'new Malaysia', race continues to cast a long shadow

Mahathir, who was prime minister from 1981 to 2003 and is now the oldest elected leader in the world, remains a sharp political operator: many expect he will take steps to shore up Malay support for his government.

Lawyer of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak charged with money laundering

Muhammad Shafee is leading a defence team for Najib who faces charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power at SRC International, a former 1MDB unit. Najib has denied any wrongdoing

Why getting televangelist Zakir Naik back will be an uphill task for India

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that Malaysia does not ‘easily follow the demands of others’; and it does not want ‘someone to become a victim’.


Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law after US report

Malaysia has long been known as a destination for trafficking victims, including documented and undocumented workers.

Malaysia seeks multiple charges against ex-premier Najib Rajak over 1MDB case: PM Mahathir Mohamed

Mahathir told Reuters in an interview that Malaysian investigators already "have an almost perfect case" against the principal suspects who had defrauded 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and misappropriated billions of dollars in public funds.

Malaysia to reopen embassy in North Korea: PM Mahathir

"Yes, we will reopen the embassy," Malaysian PM Mohamad Mahathir said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review published on Monday during his trip to Japan.

Who is Tommy Thomas?

Malaysia's council of rulers has decided to appoint Tommy Thomas as attorney-general — the first non-Muslim to hold the post since the country was formed in 1963.