Saudi Arabia confirms royals gave $681 million to Malaysia's Najib

Apr 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia confirms royals gave $681 million to Malaysia's Najib

Saudi Arabia has for the first time publicly confirmed Malaysia’s claim that $681 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, countering accusations that the money was siphoned from the heavily indebted state investment fund 1MDB. ...

Heat wave shuts more than 250 Malaysian schools

Apr 11, 2016

Heat wave shuts more than 250 Malaysian schools

More than 250 Malaysian schools were closed on Monday due to a heat wave brought on by the El Nino weather phenomenon which is severely affecting food production and causing chronic water shortages in many countries. Authorities ordered schools in the states of Perlis ...

Apr 3, 2016

New possible MH370 debris to be examined

A piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators to see if it came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Sunday. The discovery comes less than two weeks after officials confirmed that two ...

Apr 2, 2016

Gunmen kidnap Malaysian ship crew: reports

Gunmen have kidnapped four Malaysians from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, local media reported on Saturday. If the Philippine Islamist group is confirmed to be behind the kidnapping, it would ...

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

Mar 30, 2016

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

In many countries across Asia, governments are growing less tolerant of critical reporting, even arresting journalists and closing media outlets in some cases. In China, authorities recently removed an online story from a financial magazine about censorship — a taboo topic — while Thailand’s ...