Malaysia names central bank boss

Outgoing governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz. Source: YouTube Malaysia has appointed Muhammad Ibrahim as central bank governor, after months of market speculation ahead of veteran...

Malaysia called to probe police over disappearances

The Malaysian human rights commission has called for a probe into the disappearances of a Christian priest and a Muslim Shiite activist after a...

Najib’s Jeddah speech a sign of closer Saudi-Malaysian ties

The Malaysian Prime Minister’s headline appearance at this year’s Jeddah Economic Conference is a sign of Najib Razak and Malaysia’s growing international clout. The leader...

Malaysian woman released by Abu Sayyaf

Malaysian woman released by Abu Sayyaf   Muslim militants in the Philippines have released a Malaysian woman held for nearly half a year. Thien Nyuk Fun and...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

Najib gives himself new powers

Malaysia’s police just got less accountable. Source: Wikimedia A controversial Malaysian security law is becoming law amid increasing political uncertainty. Prime Minister Najib Razak is mired...

Najib all smiles in court 

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering in connection with the multibillion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)...

Palm oil trade war looms 

As the more environmentally progressive elements of the European Union discuss ways to cut imports of palm oil, Malaysia and Indonesia are becoming increasingly...

Najib deceived MPs: finance chief 

Malaysia's incoming finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) says the previous administration of Najib Razak deceived voters "about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB". "It is...

Warrant issued for 1MDB suspect

Scandal-ridden Malaysian financier Jho Taek Low has instructed his lawyers to contact the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Macc), which is seeking his input into the...

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