Malaysia News

Malaysian royals to vote for a new king after surprise resignation

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy and the king assumes a largely ceremonial role, including acting as custodian of Islam in the Muslim-majority country.

Malaysian miracle

Mahathir Mohammed must go beyond fighting corruption, he must push for political and social liberalisation.


Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

The charges came after the auditor-general revealed last month that some details had been removed from the 1MDB report.

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.

Wife of Malaysian ex-leader hit with 2 new graft charges

Rosmah Mansor pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegedly soliciting 187.5 million ringgit ($44.8 million) from Jepak Holdings in 2016 for her help in securing a 1.25 billion ($299 million) solar energy project involving rural schools in eastern Sarawak state. S

Goldman Sachs bankers 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB, says PM Mahathir Mohamad

Goldman Sachs has been under scrutiny for its role in helping raise funds through bond offerings for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which is the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations in at least six countries.


Goldman Sachs' biggest scandal? A multibillion international fraud that also funded 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

According to court documents, former Goldman Sachs employees paid bribes and kickbacks to foreign leaders to secure $6 billion in bond underwriting deals for Goldman that generated $600 million in fees.

Malaysia: Former deputy PM charged with money laundering, graft

Malaysian former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged with 10 counts of criminal breach of trust and eight counts of abuse of power involving sums totalling 42 million ringgit ($10 million), state news agency Bernama said.

Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim wins parliamentary by-election

Anwar couldn't participate in the election due to a sodomy conviction, a charge that he alleged was politically motivated but he was freed and received a royal pardon days after the polls.

Voting opens in Malaysia by-election for PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim

Thousands of voters flocked to polling stations in the southern coastal town of Port Dickson, where Anwar is vying for a seat along with six other candidates. He is expected to easily win.

Malaysia Photos

Inside pictures of human trafficking camp in Malaysia

Authorities say there are 139 suspected graves in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. Most were believed to be members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and impoverished migrants from Bangladesh.

Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit together in Malaysia

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is in Malaysia for his concert Temptation Reloaded along with the dancing queen Madhuri Dixit.