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Verdict in first 1MDB case packs risk for Malaysian government

27 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Whichever way the verdict goes on Tuesday in the first 1MDB corruption trial of Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak, the outcome will be fraught with risk for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, political sources and analysts say.

Malaysia's opposition gearing up for snap polls, says potential PM candidate

14 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's opposition is preparing for early elections after a crucial vote in the lower house this week showed Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin may lack a parliamentary majority, said Mohd Shafie Apdal, a potential rival for the premiership.

AirAsia shares in biggest daily fall as auditor flags 'going concern' doubts

08 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Shares in Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd tumbled more than 17% on Wednesday in their biggest daily fall after the auditor cast doubt on the budget carrier's ability to continue as a going concern due to the coronavirus travel slump.

Exclusive: Malaysian energy giant's board at odds with PM over payment to Sarawak state

26 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR The board and management of Malaysian national energy giant Petronas have urged the prime minister to drop a planned tax settlement with a state run by his political allies, three sources close to the company said.

EXCLUSIVE-Malaysian energy giant's board at odds with PM over payment to Sarawak state

26 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 The board and management of Malaysian national energy giant Petronas have urged the prime minister to drop a planned tax settlement with a state that is run by his political allies, three sources close to the company said.

Exclusive: Chief of Malaysia's Petronas quit over payment to state, sources say

19 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR The chief of Malaysian energy giant Petronas quit this month after disagreement with the prime minister over giving more oil money to one of the country's states run by a government ally, sources close to the government and the company said.

RPT-UPDATE 3-Malaysian prime minister names Petronas finance chief as new CEO

08 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 Malaysia's prime minister on Saturday appointed the finance chief at Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to take over as chief executive at the state energy company, at a time when lower oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic have hit the firm's profits.

Malaysian prime minister names Petronas finance chief as new CEO

06 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's prime minister on Saturday appointed the finance chief at Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to take over as chief executive at the state energy company, at a time when lower oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic have hit the firm's profits.

Rohingya targeted in Malaysia as coronavirus stokes xenophobia

23 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Eleyas, a Rohingya Muslim, fled to Malaysia six years ago, seeking a safe haven from persecution in Myanmar.

Mahathir promises "very big trouble" for Malaysia's ruling coalition

20 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Veteran Malaysian politician Mahathir Mohamad said he would seek to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at every turn, scolding his successor for bringing back into power a graft-tainted party rejected by voters in an historic election two years ago.

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