Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib charged with corruption
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib arrested over huge graft probe
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.
Anwar declares 'new dawn' in Malaysia after walking free from jail
Reformist Anwar Ibrahim declared a "new dawn for Malaysia" Wednesday after his release from prison paved the way for a return to national politics as presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following a stunning election upset.
Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for Najib
Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to stay as prime minister for up to two years and vowed not to cut any deals to keep his predecessor out of jail for alleged corruption.
Delight and disbelief: Malaysians celebrate ousting scandal-hit prime minister
Delight, disbelief and a degree of apprehension about a former strongman taking the reins of power again -- Malaysians were stunned Thursday after the scandal-ridden coalition was finally unseated by a challenge from Mahathir Mohamad, 92.
Malaysia's Mahathir wins shock election victory
Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a shock election victory Thursday, in a political earthquake that toppled the country's scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that has ruled for over six decades. It was a stunning triumph that almost no one had predicted and ended the long hold on power of the Barisan Nasional…
Malaysia's scandal-hit prime minister faces ex-mentor, 92, in election
Malaysians went to the polls Wednesday in one of the country's closest-ever elections, which pits scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak against his one-time mentor, 92-year-old former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad.
Boat carrying dozens of Rohingya arrives in Malaysia
A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya from Myanmar arrived in Malaysia Tuesday and the refugees will be allowed to enter the country, but an expert played down fears of a new exodus.
Malaysian bid to redraw electoral map sparks anger
The Malaysian government sought Wednesday to redraw the electoral map in what critics slammed as a bid to rig forthcoming polls, sparking drama in parliament as an opposition leader was ejected while angry protests raged outside.