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May 12, 2018 8:49 AM Ethnic Chinese named Malaysia's new finance minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed an ethnic Chinese as finance minister, the first ethnic minority to hold the powerful post in 44 years. In addition to naming Lim Guan Eng, a former state chief minister, as finance minister, Mahathir on Saturday also named former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin 52

May 12, 2018 4:02 AM The Latest: Malaysia's ex-PM Najib barred from leaving

Malaysia's Immigration Department says former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are not allowed to leave the country. Najib, whose coalition was ousted in Wednesday's general elections after 60 years in power, earlier said he planned to take a short break to spend time with his family. His holiday plans fueled rumors he was fleeing the country 54

May 12, 2018 1:55 AM Defeated Malaysian leader to go on holiday, denies fleeing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he will take a short holiday to spend time with his family after a shocking electoral defeat that ended the 60-year rule of his coalition. A leaked flight manifesto shows Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor are due to leave on a private jet on Saturday to Jakarta, fueling rumors he was fleeing 59

May 11, 2018 5:56 AM Fall of Malaysia’s Ruling Party, After Six Decades in Power, Shakes Vital U.S. Ally

The return of Mahathir Mohamad spells historic shift in the country’s relationship with China and promises a beefed-up anticorruption probe KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Around 2 a.m. Thursday, the global ramifications of a shocking political turn started to unfold: A 92-year-old former prime minister, returning after a long absence, would reclaim office and upset 56

May 7, 2018 9:45 PM Malaysian Opposition Seeks to Slay Goliath With Smarter Campaigning

Pro-opposition operative harnesses modern techniques in bid to boost establishment’s opponents TANGKAK, Malaysia—Many political operatives prefer to work in the shadows, away from public scrutiny and the prying eyes of their opponents. Not Rafizi Ramli. The opposition strategist is hitting the campaign trail as hard as any candidate ahead of Wednesday’s 58

May 6, 2018 2:41 AM Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement 41

May 5, 2018 10:56 AM Malaysia’s Ruling Party Sacks Defectors as Election Fight Heats Up

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s ruling party said on Saturday that it expelled two of its best-known members and began investigating a third for backing the opposition in Wednesday’s Wednesday’snational election, a fresh sign that Prime Minister Najib Razak might be facing a tougher-than-expected battle to stay in power. The two politicians expelled 40

May 3, 2018 3:24 AM Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week's national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news. Kuala Lumpur police have said they are investigating Mahathir under a new law banning fake news because of claims his chartered plane 69

April 24, 2018 12:39 PM Palestinians: Hamas militant's body to be returned to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The Palestinian ambassador in Malaysia says the body of a Hamas militant killed last week in Kuala Lumpur will be repatriated to the Gaza Strip for burial. Ambassador Anwar al-Agha said on Thursday that Egypt agreed to allow the body to be returned through its border with Gaza. Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had appealed 71

April 22, 2018 11:27 AM Hamas Blames Israel for Alleged Assassination of One of Its Members

Researcher’s death followed threat by Israel of potentially carrying out targeted killings Militant and political group Hamas on Saturday blamed Israel for the alleged assassination of one of its members in Malaysia on his way to a mosque for prayers. Hamas said 35-year-old Fadi al-Batsh was killed at dawn in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Hamas 57