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Rozanna Latiff

Malaysia's first-quarter growth pace surprises, but central bank warns of risks

16 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter supported by a recovery in the agriculture sector, but weakening global demand and the U.S.-China trade war are seen raising risks for Southeast Asia's third-largest economy.

Malaysia's hopes of economic revival under Mahathir fade

10 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and revival in a country hobbled by sky-high public debt and corruption.

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Ng pleads not guilty to 1MDB charges

07 May 2019

(The story was refiled to correct the nationality of Ng in paragraph 3)

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother

03 May 2019

HANOI/KUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released from jail and returned to Vietnam on Friday. | Video

Malaysia says 200 Rohingya migrants still at sea after latest arrival

08 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's north.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib due to go on trial over 1MDB-linked graft

03 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 Ten years to the day after he was sworn in, disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to go on trial on Wednesday suspected of corruption linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal that brought down his government.

Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces charge

01 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her. | Video

Transgender guitarist strikes a different note in conservative Malaysia

29 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, "Gender doesn't lie between your thighs!" | Video

Malaysia rejects call to free Vietnamese accused in Kim Jong Nam killing

14 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam's request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, and a court set April 1 for her trial to resume. | Video

Malaysia frees Indonesian woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoning

11 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 chemical poison murder of the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed on Monday after a Malaysian court dropped the charge in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination. | Video

World News

EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs

The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years.