Finnish Christian missionaries held in Malaysia return home

Europe 11/28/18, 11:06

Four Finnish tourists who were arrested in Malaysia last week for distributing Christian materials in public places on a resort island returned to Finland on Wednesday.Timo Valtonen held up a pen — similar to ones inscribed with Bible verses that were seized in Malaysia — as he and three others ...

Disney says ‘no merit’ to Malaysia resort company lawsuit

Entertainment 11/27/18, 23:38

Resort developer Genting Malaysia's lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, is "without merit," Disney said Tuesday.The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites damages from Fox's withdrawal from an ...

Malaysian resort company sues Disney, Fox over theme park

Business 11/27/18, 01:14

Resort developer Genting Malaysia has filed a lawsuit in California seeking at least $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, the company said Tuesday.The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites damages ...

Asian Cup to get video review starting in quarterfinals

Sports 11/15/18, 04:54

Video review will be used at the Asian Cup starting in the quarterfinals.The Asian Football Confederation said in September it would use the VAR technology at some stage during the Jan. 5-Feb. 1 tournament.The VAR system will be used for seven games in Dubai, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.The AFC ...

After battling cancer, Lee Chong Wei seeks Olympic gold

Sports 11/08/18, 04:48

His cancer in remission after intensive treatment, former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei is setting his sights on winning an Olympic gold in badminton.In his first public appearance since his diagnosis, the three-time Olympic silver medalist said health is his top priority, but he isn't ready yet to hang up ...

Court to set date for resuming trial in Kim Jong Nam’s death

World 11/07/18, 02:27

A Malaysian court is scheduled to set a new date for starting the defense phase of the trial for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half brother.A High Court judge in August found there was enough evidence to infer that Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese ...

Japan to provide loan to help Malaysia battle debt problem

World 11/06/18, 07:03

The leaders of Malaysia and Japan agreed Tuesday that Japan will issue yen-denominated bonds of up to 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) to help the Southeast Asian country battle its large government debt.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan also will provide loans to help Malaysia in areas such as ...

Malaysian wanted by US in 1MDB scandal says he’s innocent

Business 11/02/18, 05:38

The young Malaysian tycoon wanted by the U.S. for his alleged role in ransacking a state investment fund says he's innocent, and he's been fighting back against the allegations while in hiding. Taek Jho Low, better known as Jho Low, is known for his expensive tastes and hobnobbing with celebrities. Educated ...

US charges Malaysian financier in money laundering scheme

Entertainment 11/01/18, 14:28

The Justice Department on Thursday charged a fugitive Malaysian financier in a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions of dollars from a Malaysian investment fund created to promote economic development projects in that country.The three-count indictment charges Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, with ...

Explains: The fund at the center of a scandal in Malaysia

Business 11/01/18, 13:54

U.S. authorities have charged a fugitive Malaysian financier and two former Goldman Sachs bankers in a money laundering and bribery scheme that allegedly pilfered billions from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB. The corruption scandal involving the fund had already upended politics in the country. Prime Minister Najib Razak, who set ...

Sheikh Salman urges respect for rules in AFC election

World 10/31/18, 03:22

The head of soccer's governing body for Asia has announced his bid for re-election and urged that election "rule and regulations must be respected."Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa took office in 2013 to finish the term of former president Mohamed bin Hammam. Bin Hammam was banned for ...

Malaysia launches sale of superyacht linked to graft scandal

Business 10/28/18, 23:00

Malaysia's government launched a one-month auction Monday for a luxury yacht bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.The sale came nearly three months after Indonesia returned the $250 million yacht, Equanimity, after it seized off Bali in February in cooperation with the U.S. FBI. ...

Malaysia ex-Deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

World 10/19/18, 00:33

Malaysia's former deputy prime minister has been charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year.Supporters of United Malays National Organization's (UMNO) President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi protests outside Kuala Lumpur High ...

British woman held in Malaysia accused of killing husband

Europe 10/18/18, 19:39

Malaysian police said Friday that a British woman has been detained on the resort island of Langkawi for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.Langkawi police chief Supt. Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim said investigators found a 12 inch-long kitchen knife stained with blood in the couple's home where John William Jones, 62, ...

Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker

World 10/14/18, 23:50

Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated.Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak attend the parliament session at parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Monday, ...

Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia

Golf 10/14/18, 19:14

Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas' 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262.Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour. The Australian had four straight birdies on Nos. 2-5 and finished with eight birdies and a ...

Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar wins parliamentary by-election

World 10/13/18, 10:32

Charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a by-election for a parliamentary seat with a landslide victory on Saturday in a grand political comeback to help him prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.Anwar was designated as Mahathir's successor after the two men set aside a bitter feud ...

Woodland, Leishman, Sharma tied for lead at CIMB Classic

Golf 10/13/18, 03:29

Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole Saturday for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic.Woodland just missed an eagle putt, while Sharma (66) and Leishman (67) had to settle for pars on ...

Woodland’s 61 leaves him tied for CIMB lead with Leishman

Golf 10/12/18, 03:15

Gary Woodland shot an 11-under 61 to tie the course record Friday and join Marc Leishman in a share of the second-round lead at the PGA Tour's season-opening CIMB Classic.Woodland and Leishman (62) were at 14-under 130 on the revamped TPC Kuala Lumpur West course.Woodland's bogey-free nines of 30-31 matched ...

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