Malaysia arrests ex-finance minister on corruption charges

Malaysia’s former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested on Thursday in connection with corruption allegations over a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project, state news agency Bernama reported.Lim, a senior opposition leader, will face one charge in court on Friday and two others next week,

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

 Former Prime Minister Najib Razak was convicted Tuesday of crimes involving the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund that brought down his government in a shocking election ouster two years ago.Najib was calm and stone-faced as he became the first Malaysian leader c

Coronavirus: Malaysia to allow mass prayers ahead of Eid

Malaysia will ease a ban on mass prayers in mosques, starting from Friday and ahead of this month’s Eid festival, the government said, as it gradually relaxes curbs that have helped rein in the coronavirus. The news follows last week’s re-opening of many businesses in Malaysia, which ha

Malaysia’s Mahathir insists has enough support to become premier

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad insisted on Saturday he had enough support to become prime minister again hours after a rival was picked for the job amid a political crisis sparked by the government’s collapse. “I have 114 MPs who are supporting me,” the 94-year-old said in a st

Dr M not aware of discussions on third party acquisition of FGV stakes

LANGKAWI, Dec 8 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was not aware of any discussions on a third-party acquisition of FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) stakes as alleged by a Pakatan Harapan leader today. He said if at all discussions took place, it would have involved Felda and the alleged

Malaysia presents smaller budget as revenue seen falling

Malaysia's government has unveiled a smaller budget for next year as revenue is expected to fall, but said it would raise development spending to offset a slowdown in global demand. As expected, the government also said on Friday it would run a larger fiscal deficit of 3.2 percent of gross domestic

Malaysia parliament scraps law criminalising fake news

Malaysia has scrapped a law making "fake news" a crime, a year after an initial attempt to repeal the legislation was blocked by the opposition-controlled senate. The Anti-Fake News Act 2018 was passed by the government of former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a move critics said was designed to sti

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