Thousands rally against Malaysian leader Najib; 15 detained

/ Nov 19, 2016

Thousands rally against Malaysian leader Najib; 15 detained

Thousands of yellow-shirt protesters rallied Saturday in downtown Kuala Lumpur seeking Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation over a financial scandal, undeterred by a police ban and the arrest of 15 activists. Police barricaded key roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur and put water-cannon trucks on standby, ...

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

/ Sep 6, 2016

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Bitter foes Mahathir Mohamad and his estranged protege Anwar Ibrahim met for the first time in 18 years Monday, underscoring shifting political alliances caused by a corruption scandal plaguing Malaysia's current leader. Mahathir inflamed social media with a show of support at a court appearance ...

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. Saudi ...

/ Mar 31, 2016

Luxembourg launches money laundering inquiry into Malaysian state fund

Luxembourg's state prosecutor launched a judicial inquiry into allegations of money laundering, covering payments totaling hundreds of millions of dollars, against Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). The prosecutor said the inquiry followed evidence that funds held by the Malaysian government in offshore ...

/ Mar 23, 2016

Malaysia's Mahathir sues Najib, alleging abuse of power

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad filed a suit against scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday, alleging corruption and abuse of power, his lawyers said, the latest salvo in his efforts to remove Najib from office. But it is unlikely to have any immediate ...