Malaysia crowns Pahang state’s Sultan Abdullah as 16th king

World 01/30/19, 22:59

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been crowned as Malaysia's 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V.Garbed in aqua blue regalia, Sultan Abdullah, 59, took his oath of office in a ceremony Thursday in ...

Malaysian leader suggests China-backed rail plan may be axed

World 01/29/19, 06:25

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multi-billion-dollar China-backed rail link project would "impoverish" the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years.Since winning a historic vote last May, Mahathir's government has axed or reviewed large-scale infrastructure projects to rein in surging ...

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

Sports 01/24/19, 03:45

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was named Malaysia's new king on Thursday, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne.Sultan Muhammad V, 49, resigned Jan. 6 as Malaysia's 15th king, cutting short his five-year term in the first abdication in ...

Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

World 01/24/19, 02:38

An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader won an appeal Thursday to obtain witness statements given to police as part of her defense.Prosecutors said they will challenge the Appeal Court's ruling in the nation's top court.The High Court in August found there ...

A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king

World 01/22/19, 21:11

After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't make it to the premiership a second time.Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia's monarch still signs off on most laws and appointments, including the prime minister, and hours after ...

Austria’s young chancellor welcomes one of oldest PMs

Europe 01/21/19, 05:41

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has some special words of welcome for his guest, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is more than six decades his senior.Kurz told Mahathir after meetings Monday in Vienna "for me personally it is nice, as one of the youngest prime ministers of the world, to ...

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

Business 01/18/19, 03:09

Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation.Goldman CEO David Solomon apologized Wednesday to the Malaysian people for its former ...

Malaysia’s 2018 auto sales rebounded, flat growth seen

World 01/16/19, 06:40

New vehicle sales in Malaysia rebounded last year after two straight years of contraction, thanks to a three-month tax holiday, but growth is likely to remain flat this year amid uncertainties over government policies, an automotive group said Wednesday.The Malaysian Automotive Association said 598,714 vehicles were sold last year, up ...

Malaysia says it won’t host any more events involving Israel

Sports 01/16/19, 01:39

Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel.Malaysia, a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, is among the predominantly Muslim ...

Malaysia’s king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

World 01/06/19, 07:53

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne.The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia's 15th king with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given in the statement.It marked ...

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

World 12/13/18, 00:07

The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.It was a chance for 16-year-old Marselina Neonbota to leave her isolated village in one of the poorest parts of Indonesia for neighboring Malaysia, where ...

Malaysia’s Proton launches 1st SUV with China’s Geely

Business 12/12/18, 19:53

Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday, Dec, 12, in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key stake in the company. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad launched the ...

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

Business 12/11/18, 22:19

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections.Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of the ...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

World 12/08/18, 19:31

Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May.The rally, backed by the country's two largest opposition Malay ...

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