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Malaysian king says Parliament must resume despite emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king said Wednesday that Parliament, which has been suspended under a coronavirus emergency since January, must resume as soon as possible, but stopped short o...

N. Korean diplomats leaving Malaysia after ties are severed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korean diplomats vacated their embassy in Malaysia and prepared to leave the country Sunday, after the two nations cut diplomatic relations in a spat over the extra...

Malaysia group teaches refugee women how to read and write

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — In a bare room, students seated on the floor recite the alphabet. But these are not children. The students are refugee women in Malaysia, some in their late 50s, who for ...

Dad: Teen, found dead in Malaysia, couldn't survive jungle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a French-Irish teenager who was found dead last year near a Malaysian jungle resort after vanishing on a holiday said Thursday that his daughter would not h...

Teen's mom: Daughter, found dead in Malaysia, was abducted

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The mother of an Irish-French teen whose body was found last year near a Malaysian jungle resort where she vanished while on vacation said Wednesday that evidence may hav...

Embattled Malaysian PM gets respite but survival in balance

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A key ally's reaffirmed support for Malaysia's prime minister offers him a respite after his failed bid to declare a coronavirus emergency, but his political survival sti...

Malaysian PM acknowledges king's rebuff of virus emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said his government was prioritizing protecting people from COVID-19 amid a new outbreak after the king rebuffed his emergency proposal that cri...

Anwar warns Malaysia PM seeks emergency law to keep power

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he was concerned about reports that the prime minister is seeking the declaration of a state of emergency to fight t...

Malaysia's Anwar faces police probe over bid to become PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is set to be questioned by police Friday over his claim that he has a list of lawmakers supporting his bid to oust the governme...

Malaysia palm oil producer vows to clear name after U.S. ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian palm oil producer FGV Holdings Berhad vowed Thursday to “clear its name” after the U.S. banned imports of its palm oil over allegations of forced labor and othe...

AP Interview: Mahathir sees new role as powerbroker

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — At 95, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad isn't yet done with politics. The veteran politician, who had returned to power in 2018 but las...

Graft verdict for Malaysia ex-leader a test of rule of law

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After years of insisting on his innocence, former Malaysian leader Najib Razak learns his fate this week in his first corruption trial linked to one of the world’s bigges...

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi in critical Al-Jazeera report

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Saturday they detained a Bangladeshi man and will deport him for criticizing the government over its treatment of undocumented immigrants in a ...

Malaysia denies media harassment in row over Al-Jazeera film

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has denied it was clamping down on social media after an outcry over an announcement that all video production must be licensed amid a row with news broadcaster ...

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 ...