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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 ($...

Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How the Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

This was supposed to be Jack Ma's finest hour: a year ago to the day, his Ant Group was meant to go public in a $37 billion blaze of glory. Instead Beijing reined in his empire, abruptly clipping ...

Will Malaysia's ties with the EU improve under new government?

Changes of government are usually occasions for countries to reassess their foreign relations, but few analysts reckon Malaysia's new government that came into office late last month will oversee ...

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 PM Muhyiddin to resign on Monday - report

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will resign on Monday, news portal MalaysiaKini reported, after he lost his majority due to infighting in the ruling coa...

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 Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said it will not extend a coronavirus emergency beyond Aug. 1 as Parliament reopened Monday after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening...

Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU

After having secured free-trade deals with Vietnam and Singapore, the European Union's sights are set on concluding more bilateral trade deals in Southeast Asia. In recent months, as the region...

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. ...

The Latest: Malaysian opposition seeks end to emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian opposition lawmakers led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad submitted a petition to the country’s king on Tuesday seeking an end to a coronavirus emergency so...

Malaysian opposition urges king to end coronavirus emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition lawmakers led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad submitted a petition to the country's king on Tuesday seeking an end to a coronavirus emergen...

North Korea to sever ties with Malaysia over extradition of citizen to US

North Korea said it would sever diplomatic relations with Malaysia after a court there ruled that a North Korean man could be extradited to the United States to face money-laundering charges, state me...

Rapper in Taipei prepares for detention on return to Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a seven-month stay in Taiwan, popular Malaysian hip-hop artist Namewee predicted that he would be detained after returning home, in a sarcastic apology to the Malays...

Biden likely to improve ties with Asia, end 'silly trade war': Mahathir

After four years of dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, Asia can expect President-elect Joe Biden to improve ties with traditionally supportive nations and end a “silly trade war” wi...