Malaysia’s Najib sues three top officials involved in 1MDB corruption probe

By Joseph Sipalan and Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 : Embattled former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has filed lawsuits against top investigators probing a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, as he looks to clamp down on public criticism over his alleged role in the case. Najib, who lost power in a […]

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested in graft probe

By Joseph Sipalan and Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 : Malaysian anti-corruption agents arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday following a probe into how money went missing from a state fund he founded almost a decade ago and authorities said he would be charged in court on Wednesday. Since a shock election […]

Malaysian police to question Najib and wife after seizing up to $275 mln from homes

By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 : Malaysian police said on Wednesday they would soon question former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife after finding nearly $275 million worth of jewellery, handbags, watches and other items at premises linked to the couple. Authorities are investigating Najib as part of their probe into how […]

Malaysia wants to be friendly, not indebted, to China, says Mahathir

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, June 11 : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his country will remain friendly with China, which invested billions of dollars during the previous Najib Razak government, but will not be “indebted to China”. Mahathir, in Tokyo on his first foreign trip since winning a shock election last month, […]

Malaysian PM Mahathir says growing countries need different trade protections

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, June 11 : Growing nations like Malaysia need different trade protections and, while Kuala Lumpur is not against trade pacts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP must be renegotiated, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. Mahathir, 92, became premier for the second time last month after Malaysians, […]

In Mahathir’s Malaysia, Japan is back amid doubts over Chinese funding

By Praveen Menon and Anshuman Daga KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to woo investors and offer business deals during a trip to Japan that starts on Sunday, as he looks to cover a gaping debt hole and shift the country away from dependence on Chinese investments. The visit […]