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Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

May 19, 2018

In 10 days of dramatic political developments, none has transfixed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of boxes of Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage filled with cash and jewelry being seized from apartments linked to the former prime minister

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Politicians, lawyers and lecturer in new Malaysian Cabinet

May 18, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has unveiled a mix of senior politicians, lawyers and a lecturer in his new Cabinet after a stunning electoral victory last week

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Malaysia anti-graft body summons ex-PM Najib for questioning

May 18, 2018

A Malaysian official says former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering probe involving the 1MDB state investment fund

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Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

May 18, 2018

In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table

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Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

May 18, 2018

A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway

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China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner's widow

May 18, 2018

China has rejected an appeal made by dozens of writers and artists for the release from house arrest of the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo

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Toshiba's chip sale to consortium wins regulatory approval

May 17, 2018

Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. says the sale of its computer memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has cleared all anti-trust regulatory approval, including one it was awaiting from China

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Philippine senators: Supreme Court set 'dangerous precedent'

May 17, 2018

More than half of the Philippine Senate has asked the Supreme Court to review its decision to oust its chief justice, calling the ruling a "dangerous precedent" that infringes on Congress' constitutionally delegated power to impeach senior officials

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Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader

May 17, 2018

Malaysia's new government has stepped up a corruption investigation into a state fund with a seven-hour police search of the home of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and the creation of a special committee to accelerate the probe

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3 Japanese seek damages, apology for forced sterilizations

May 17, 2018

Three Japanese forcibly sterilized decades ago under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law have filed lawsuits against the government demanding an apology and compensation

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