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July 19, 2018 4:04 AM Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected militant links

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country’s king and prime minister, police said on Thursday. The Muslim-majority country has been on high alert since gunmen allied with the Islamic State (IS) militant group carried out a series 64

July 11, 2018 9:07 AM Malaysia studying monopoly risk in ride-hailing market after Grab-Uber deal

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is studying monopoly risk in the ride hailing market following the merger of Grab and Uber, the transport ministry said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc sold its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab in March in exchange for a stake in the Singapore-based firm. “The government is studying the e-hailing 58

July 1, 2018 7:00 AM Malaysia’s Former Ruling Party Veers Right on Religion and Race

Zahid Hamidi replaces Najib Razak as president of the United Malays National Organization KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The party that ruled Malaysia for more than 60 years until a humiliating election defeat linked to the 1MDB scandal selected a new leader to replace former Prime Minister Najib Razak and to rebuild support among the ethnic Malay Muslim majority 54

June 28, 2018 4:46 PM Kim Jong Nam’s ‘Assassination’ No Prank, Say Prosecutors

Malaysian prosecutors argue to continue the trial for the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—Two women on trial for killing the half-brother of North Korea’s ruler weren’t pranksters but trained assassins, Malaysian prosecutors said, urging a judge to reject defense arguments that the case should be summarily dismissed 41

June 27, 2018 3:49 PM South Korea fearful Yemeni asylum seekers will exploit visa loophole

The tourist island of Jeju (pictured) has seen an influx of Yemeni asylum seekers aiming to claim refugee status. (iStock) A South Korean tourist island is up in arms over an influx of hundreds of Yemeni asylum seekers exploiting a visa loophole. The scenic island, which has long been a popular tourist destination with Koreans, has seen a spike in Yemeni 157

June 27, 2018 11:02 AM Jewels, Other Items Seized From Najib Residences Worth $274 Million, Malaysian Police Say

The former prime minister and his wife will be questioned to explain how they got the goods KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—It was, police said, the single largest haul in Malaysian history: up to 1.1 billion ringgit ($274 million) worth of handbags, luxury watches and jewelry seized from residences linked to former leader Najib Razak as part of a sweeping investigation 47

June 27, 2018 6:21 AM Seized Cash and Luxury Goods Linked to Malaysia's Former Prime Minister Are Valued at $273 Million

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysian police say the total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $273 million. Commercial crime investigations chief Amar Singh calls it “biggest seizure in Malaysia’s history 53

June 25, 2018 4:06 PM West and Russia square off for fight over empowering chemical weapons body

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Britain, which has condemned Russia over the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-spy, is pushing to give more teeth to the global chemical weapons watchdog so that it can point the finger at those who carry out attacks with banned toxic substances. The 20-year-old Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which oversees a 1997 treaty 59

June 22, 2018 9:03 AM Ex-1MDB Investigator Appointed as Malaysia’s Central Bank Governor

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia—Malaysia named Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, a former central-bank official involved in an investigation into state-investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd., as governor of the regulator. The appointment Friday confirms a Wall Street Journal report that Ms. Nor Shamsiah would replace Muhammad Ibrahim, who resigned from Bank Negara Malaysia 47

June 15, 2018 8:56 AM Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Praises Taliban Ceasefire in Eid Holiday Address

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday touted a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The holiday marks the end of the Ramadan holy month, when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. The cease-fire took effect at midnight Thursday and lasts 57