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Malaysia ex-PM Najib defends asking for $24M property gift

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A surprising disclosure in Malaysian Parliament that former Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked to be given a house and land estimated to be worth 100 million ringgit ($...

Malaysian state poll tests ruling alliance as allies split

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian southern state will hold elections Saturday in a test for Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s ethnic Malay party as it faces off against allies in the govern...

Pandora Papers leak prompts calls for action in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysia's main opposition leader called Monday for information found in the Pandora Papers data leak to be discussed in Parliament, after learning the country's former finance minister...

Malaysia's PM signs landmark pact with opposition lawmakers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Barely a month in office, Malaysia's new leader has won opposition support to shore up his fragile government in exchange for a slew of reforms as Parliament reopened Mon...

Former Malaysia Deputy PM Ismail Sabri poised to win premiership race

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob looked set to form the next government after gaining a parliamentary majority from the same coalition that c...

Malaysia king urges halt to bickering as he picks new PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s king called for an end to political bickering at a meeting Tuesday with party leaders as he began the process of selecting a new prime minister ami...

Malaysia's Muhyiddin quits as PM, agrees to caretaker role

(Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigned here on Monday citing a lack of parliamentary support, but agreed with the king to remain caretaker premier until a government can be for...

Malaysian opposition march on parliament, demand PM resigns

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Malaysia's opposition lawmakers tried to march on the country's parliament building on Monday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, afte...

Malaysian premier faces calls to resign after palace rebuke

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faced calls to resign on Thursday from the opposition and the biggest bloc in the ruling coalition, after a rare rebuke by the king over the government's ...

Malaysia's top lawyer: PM still in power after ally quits

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's attorney general said Thursday that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin remains in power until it can be proven in Parliament that he has lost majority support. ...

Key party in Malaysia ruling alliance pulls support for PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The largest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance said Thursday that it will withdraw support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin immediately and urged him to make way for ...

Malaysia's king declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19

Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday (Jan. 12) to curb the spread of COVID-19, a move that bolsters Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s precarious hold on powe...

Malaysian PM gains political lifeline with budget approval

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Parliament approved the government's proposed 2021 budget on Thursday, throwing a political lifeline to embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin amid strong r...

Malaysia to raise 2021 spending to counter virus impact

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government proposed a larger national budget in 2021 on Friday to help the coronavirus-hit economy rebound by up to 7.5% and provide increased handouts for the...

Malaysian PM's key ally demands early polls in new snag

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The key ally in Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's coalition has called for general elections to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pa...