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Malaysia detains Cambodia opposition leader amid return plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s government said Thursday it detained the No. 2 official of a banned Cambodian opposition party, as regional countries backed Phnom Penh’s bid to block the return of self-exiled leaders accused [...]

Malaysia rejects Russian involvement in MH17 downing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has rejected the implication that Russia may have been involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014. Mahathir says he doesn’t think [...]

Four to Face Murder Charges in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

MOSCOW — Five years after a missile shot down an airliner over a war zone in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, international prosecutors on Wednesday indicted three men with ties to Russian military and intelligence agencies, [...]

Malaysia Approves Chinese Rail Project After Price Is Slashed

BEIJING — China has been accused of saddling countries with billions of dollars of debt by building rail lines, highways and other expensive projects overseas under its so-called Belt and Road Initiative. But on Friday, China agreed [...]

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it [...]

Stranded for Months at Malaysia Airport, a Syrian Refugee Is Arrested

For seven months, Hassan al-Kontar, a Syrian refugee, has been posting videos to social media documenting his life stranded at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Mr. Kontar, who had been working abroad, could not return [...]

‘We Cannot Afford This’: Malaysia Pushes Back on China’s Big Projects

Sitting at his desk during an interview after the election, Mr. Mahathir pointed to a sheaf of papers before him. It was a proposal from a Malaysian construction company that he said contained evidence that the East Coast Rail Link could [...]

Fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Remains a Mystery, Panel Says

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Family members say a 495-page report offers no closure four years after a flight bound for Beijing vanished. Source: NYT > World

11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over Child Brides

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An 11-year-old girl’s marriage to a 41-year-old man — the father of her best friend — has reignited debate in this modern multiethnic democracy about the persistence of an age-old [...]

Mahathir Mohamad, Leading Malaysia Again at 92, Is on a Mission

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Facing a mountain of national debt accumulated under his predecessor, the prime minister has no time for apologies, mincing words or President Trump. Source: NYT > World