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Malaysia seizes Vietnamese oil tanker that was tracked in North Korea

12 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE A Vietnamese oil tanker which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February has been seized by Malaysia after it was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, maritime agency officials said.

Malaysia seizes Vietnamese oil tanker that was tracked in North Korea

12 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, Dec 12 A Vietnamese oil tanker which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February has been seized by Malaysia after it was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, maritime agency officials said.

Malaysian court says 1MDB-linked case against Najib will move forward; ex-PM to defend

11 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding 1MDB, saying a unit of the state fund had been created "for his own private advantage".

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand

06 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities have detained two Cambodian opposition activists while they were waiting to board a flight to Thailand in what is seen as part of a crackdown on exiled dissidents in Southeast Asia, a rights groups said late on Tuesday.

In record deal, U.S. to recover $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive Jho Low

31 Oct 2019

NEW YORK/KUALA LUMPUR The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal to recoup $1 billion (£773.10 million) in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.

After Baghdadi death, Southeast Asia expects long fight against Islamic State's influence

28 Oct 2019

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR Southeast Asian countries fighting Islamic State's influence in the region lauded the killing of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but said security forces were preparing for a long battle to thwart the jihadist group's ideology.

Malaysia’s Najib clueless about millions banked in his account, lawyers say

23 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak did not know that millions of dollars transferred into his personal accounts came from scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, his lawyers said on Wednesday as prosecutors wrapped up their first case against the ex-premier.

Malaysia’s Najib clueless about millions banked in his account, lawyers say

23 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak did not know that millions of dollars transferred into his personal accounts came from scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, his lawyers said on Wednesday as prosecutors wrapped up their first case against the ex-premier.

Malaysian prosecutor: Najib orchestrated graft like an 'emperor'

22 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an "emperor" who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the country's attorney-general said at his trial on Tuesday.

Malaysian prosecutor: Najib orchestrated graft like an 'emperor'

22 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an "emperor" who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the country's attorney-general said at his trial on Tuesday.

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