Government And Politics

Malaysia's attorney general to go on leave pending probe

May 14, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the attorney general has been told to go on leave pending an investigation of his role in allegedly covering up a massive corruption scandal involving ousted leader Najib Razak

Japanese officials remain vague about Winter Olympic bid

May 14, 2018

Japanese officials are being vague about the city of Sapporo's bid to land the Winter Olympic Games

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM

May 14, 2018

Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia fell Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in last week's historic vote.

Malaysia's new leader indicates anti-fake news law to stay

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has indicated that his government will keep a controversial law banning fake news that's been slammed by critics as a tool to curb dissent

Iran diplomat visits China for talks on nuclear deal crisis

May 13, 2018

Iran's foreign minister is visiting China for talks following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap U.S. participation in the agreement over Iran's nuclear program

Ethnic Chinese named Malaysia's new finance minister

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed an ethnic Chinese as finance minister, the first ethnic minority to hold the powerful post in 44 years

Defeated Malaysian leader, wife barred from leaving country

May 12, 2018

Malaysia's Immigration Department says former scandal-ridden Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are barred from leaving the country, shortly after he announced plans for a short holiday

The Latest: Defeated Malaysian leader resigns from his party

May 12, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he's resigning as head of his Malay party to take responsibility for the electoral defeat that ended his coalition's 60-year grip on power

Malaysia's Immigration Department says defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife are not allowed to leave the country

May 12, 2018

Malaysia's Immigration Department says defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife are not allowed to leave the country

Muslim scholars: Suicide attacks violate Islamic principles

May 12, 2018

Muslim scholars from three countries have issued an edict saying that violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles, in an effort to convince the Taliban to end their violence