Malaysia's top court hears contempt bid against news portal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court on Monday heard a rare contempt charge by the attorney general against a popular online news portal for publishing readers' comments that criticized ...

Singapore sentences drug suspect to death on Zoom

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Singapore has sentenced a drug suspect to death on the popular video chat app Zoom because of the city-state's coronavirus lockdown, a move slammed by a human rights group as callo...

Malaysia drops charge against 'Wolf of Wall Street' producer

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian prosecutors have dropped money laundering charges against “The Wolf of Wall Street” film producer and stepson of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak in a move slammed...

A tale of two outbreaks: Singapore tackles a costly setback

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Weeks after two of his roommates were diagnosed with COVID-19, Mohamad Arif Hassan says he's still waiting to be tested for the coronavirus. Quarantined in his room in a ...

Malaysia opens up partly; all foreign workers to be tested

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Monday that all foreign workers must undergo virus testing as many businesses reopen in parts of the country for the first time since a partial...

Singapore battles virus hotspots in migrant workers' dorms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After managing to keep on top of the first wave of coronavirus outbreaks, Singapore is grappling with an alarming rise in infections among migrant workers housed in crowd...

'I am not a traitor': Malaysia's new PM appeals for support

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, appealed Monday to the divided nation for a chance to prove his mettle amid doubts over his legitimacy, and vowed to form...

Mahathir seeks Parliament vote as new Malaysian PM sworn in

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad called Sunday for an urgent sitting of Malaysia's Parliament to contest the appointment of a former ally as prime minister under a Malay-majority coaliti...

Malaysia's Mahathir loses bid to return as prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Saturday appointed seasoned politician Muhyiddin Yassin as the country's new leader, trumping Mahathir Mohamad's bid to return to power after a week of...

Malaysia's Mahathir suffers blow as supporters abandon him

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Friday said he will let party leaders nominate prime ministerial candidates, shifting the battle for power after opposition parties switched their alle...

Malaysia's Mahathir says Parliament will pick new PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian interim leader Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that Parliament will pick a new prime minister next week following the collapse of the ruling alliance, and that s...

Malaysia's Mahathir wants nonpartisan gov't if picked as PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that he will form a new nonpartisan government if he is elected to return as Malaysia's prime minister, as the king completed two days of ...

AP Explains: Malaysia political upheaval as leader resigns

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned and dozens of lawmakers defected in an audacious attempt to form...

Race to form Malaysia gov't heats up, with eyes on Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After resisting pressure for months to hand over Malaysia's leadership to his designated successor, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. But in a confo...

Malaysian king accepts Mahathir's resignation amid upheaval

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling allia...