Malaysia further downgrading ties with N.Korea a year after airport assassination-sources

By Rozanna Latiff and A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 : One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government’s plans said. Kim Jong Nam was assassinated on Feb. 13, 2017 when two women smeared […]

Malaysia says it won’t let politics derail Singapore train projects

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, Jan 16 : Singapore and Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with two ambitious rail projects linking the two countries as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak played down political uncertainty ahead of a general election to be held this year. Najib and his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, were on […]

Malaysia’s opposition alliance names 92-year old Mahathir as PM candidate

By Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 : Malaysia’s opposition alliance named former premier Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday as its prime ministerial candidate for a general election this year, although the authoritarian who ran the country for two decades and is now 92 years old faces an uphill task. With the country’s most popular opposition […]

Malaysian PM Najib says will use all means to fight Trump’s Jerusalem move

By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed on Friday to use every means to protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a tough stand likely to win him support among Muslim voters. Najib has been embroiled in a graft scandal over a state-run […]

Girding Malaysian ruling party for election, Najib rallies Muslims over Jerusalem

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims worldwide to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as he rallied his party ahead of a tough election due next year. Muslim majority Malaysia, a significant U.S. ally in Southeast Asia, warned of grave repercussions as […]