Burgoon has 1st-round lead at CIMB Classic, Thomas 3 behind

Golf 10/11/18, 00:14

Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes for a 6-under 66 and was three strokes behind first-round leader and fellow American Bronson Burgoon at the CIMB Classic on Thursday.Burgoon's 63 on the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course gave him a one-stroke lead over Austin Cook. Two other ...

Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

Asia & Pacific 10/10/18, 21:09

Malaysia's new government said it will abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions, a rare move against capital punishment in Asia that human rights groups hailed Thursday as a major advance.More than 1,200 people are on death row in Malaysia, which mandates hanging as punishment ...

Malaysia arrests 8 suspected militants, 7 of them foreigners

World 10/06/18, 03:01

Malaysian police say eight suspected militants, including seven foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly spreading religious extremism that could threaten national security and fan terrorism in the region.National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the suspects are connected with an Islamic religious school in Yemen that promotes teachings that permit ...

Malaysia ex-PM’s wife to face money laundering charges

World 10/03/18, 21:28

The detained wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najjib Razak has arrived in court where she will face money laundering charges in a graft scandal at the 1MDB state investment fund.Rosmah Mansor was detained by the anti-graft agency Wednesday after it questioned her a third time over alleged theft and ...

Wife of former Malaysian leader arrested in graft scandal

World 10/03/18, 05:54

Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Wednesday that the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and will face money laundering charges in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund.The agency said Rosmah Mansor was detained at its headquarters in the Putrajaya government administrative center about four ...

Malaysia’s Anwar in multi-cornered race for Parliament seat

World 09/29/18, 00:53

Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has kicked off his campaign for a by-election next month but faces a multi-cornered fight in his bid to return to active politics.Malaysia's reform icon, Anwar Ibrahim, center, waves to his supporters as he arrives for by-election nomination in Port Dickson, Malaysia, Saturday, Sept. 29, ...

Malaysia, Cambodia offer 2 Asian narratives of change at UN

World 09/28/18, 09:56

Two veteran Southeast Asian leaders appearing at the United Nations on Friday present a microcosm of a dynamic region enjoying rapid economic growth but struggling to fan away egregious human rights problems that follow it like a bad smell.On the one hand is Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, who at the grand ...

93 Chinese, 6 Malaysians arrested for alleged phone swindle

Business 09/28/18, 02:13

Police said Friday that 93 Chinese citizens and six Malaysians have been detained on suspicion of being involved in swindling money from people in China through a telephone scam.The arrests, the largest in recent months, were made Wednesday during a police raid at a call center in a high-end office ...

Malaysia’s Mahathir: A portrait of the premier as an old man

World 09/27/18, 18:47

For a few seconds Thursday, Mahathir Mohamad looked his age.The 93-year-old once and current prime minister of Malaysia wobbled a bit as he clasped the railing, cautiously mounted the four stairs leading to the stage in the bowels of the Asia Society and shuffled over to the podium.Then Mahathir, called ...

Video review set for use in some games at 2019 Asian Cup

Soccer 09/27/18, 06:33

Video review is set to help referees at next year's Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.The Asian Football Confederation says it wants to use the technology "at some stage" in the 24-team tournament, which will be played Jan. 5-Feb 1.The AFC's executive committee wish is "pending final confirmation that ...

South Asia opposition candidates win on anti-China message

World 09/26/18, 03:05

Three Muslim-majority South Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper Beijing's growing influence, but analysts say reducing China's foothold won't be easy because of the billions of dollars spent and invested already.The surprising elections in recent months of nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia, cricketer Imran ...

Ex-PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges in Malaysia

World 09/19/18, 23:37

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police and Malaysia's anti-graft agency say detained former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face at least two dozen fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.Najib will be brought to court Thursday. Police have taken ...

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