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'Moral call to rest of the world' on climate from hardest hit countries, Obama says

13 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Island nations and poor coastal countries facing the severest effects of climate change offer a "moral call to the rest of the world" to act now, former U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.

Exclusive: Malaysia's Mahathir hopeful of 1MDB settlement with Goldman soon

11 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is hopeful of reaching an out-of-court settlement with Goldman Sachs over the 1MDB scandal soon, but he said compensation of "one point something billion" dollars offered by the bank was too small. | Video

Exclusive: Malaysia's Mahathir pledges to step down for Anwar, but not before November

10 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, promised on Tuesday to hand over power to anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim in spite of new sexual assault allegations against him.

Malaysia considering selling stakes in Petronas to provinces - Mahathir

10 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is considering selling stakes in energy giant Petronas to provinces where the company's oil and gas fields are, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters on Tuesday, in a bid to raise funds for the debt-laden government.

Malaysia's ruling party makes fresh push for Anwar to take over as PM

08 Dec 2019

MALACCA, Malaysia Leaders of Malaysia's ruling party on Sunday renewed a push for Anwar Ibrahim to lead the country, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad dithers on the timing of the planned power transition he had promised to his former rival-turned-ally.

Malaysia's Anwar says sexual assault claim is 'politics at its worst'

05 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's prime-minister-in-waiting, denied on Thursday that he had sexually assaulted a former male aide, describing the accusation as "politics at its worst" days before his ruling party's annual congress.

Mahathir, world's oldest prime minister, prepares to host his second APEC summit

04 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad formally launched on Wednesday preparations to host next year's APEC summit, recalling with pride how his country hosted the event more than 20 years ago, but also flagging risks.

Malaysia's Mahathir says cabinet reshuffle on cards after by-election loss

20 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday he would consider a cabinet reshuffle to address growing public discontent over his young government's handling of the country, days after a stinging by-election loss.

Malaysian palm oil to meet new EU food safety levels by 2021 - minister

19 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, the second-biggest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia, will enforce regulations to ensure that by 2021 its palm oil meets new food safety standards under consideration by the European Union, a minister said on Tuesday.

Malaysian palm oil to meet new EU food safety levels by 2021 -minister

19 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 Malaysia, the second-biggest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia, will enforce regulations to ensure that by 2021 its palm oil meets new food safety standards under consideration by the European Union, a minister said on Tuesday.

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