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Rosmah expected to be charged soon

Kuala Lumpur: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to formally answer charges of money laundering very soon, after probes that first began more than two years ago were revived. The New Straits Times learnt that investigators had, in recent days, tied up all the loose ends in their probe into the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.



New Malaysia child marriage draws UN criticism

Kuala Lumpur: The marriage of a 15-year-old Malaysian girl to a man almost three times her age drew condemnation from the United Nations Wednesday, putting fresh pressure on the Muslim-majority country to halt such unions. The teenager became the second wife of the 44-year-old in July after an Islamic court gave permission for the pair to wed in the conservative, rural state of Kelantan, local media reported.



Call for a new civil movement in the country and worldwide Malaysian...

Call for a new civil movement in the country and worldwide Malaysian Diaspora to chart the building of a New Malaysia 2030 After the 2008 General Election which saw the UMNO/Barisan Nasional coalition losing power in five states, namely Penang, Selangor, Perak, Kedah and Kelantan, the idea of the toppling of UMNO/BN from Putrajaya became possible, achievable and dream-able in the nation's history. Before the 2008 General Election, nobody would have seriously entertained the notion that it was possible and achievable to bring about a transition of power through the democratic process.



Why Malaysians need to adapt to the harsh realities of climate change

Sea levels and temperatures are rising, but most Malaysians don't link this to climate change, and even fewer care about the issue. Experts say it's time the country adapted to a phenomenon that will only grow Dr Hezri Adnan was at a coffee shop near Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippine capital on what seemed like just another work day.



Malaysia Alcohol Poisoning: Death Toll Hits 21 in Scandal

In Malaysia, alcohol poisoning has killed a total of 21 people, mostly foreign workers who drank tainted alcohol, authorities said Wednesday as police made a series of arrests over the scandal. The victims, who include three Malaysians as well as people from Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, died after drinking whisky and beer in and around the capital Kuala Lumpur.



Jamal denies leaving Malaysia illegally

Kuala Lumpur: Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos pleaded not guilty in the Ampang Magistrate's Court Tuesday to a charge with leaving the country illegally last May. He was charged with having no reasonable cause to have left Malaysia through unauthorised routes at Ampang Puteri KPJ Hospital on May 25 this year. The charge, under 5 of the immigration Act, provides a maximum fine of RM10,000, or imprisonment for up to five years, or both, if found guilty.



Former Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman quits UMNO after party leaders attend PAS meeting

KUALA LUMPUR: Anifah Aman on Wednesday became the second former minister from the United Malays National Organisation to announce he was quitting Malaysia's ex-ruling party after its top leaders attended the general assembly of the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia . The member of parliament for Kimanis, who served as foreign minister in the previous Barisan Nasional government, said his resignation from the party he had served for more than 25 years was effective immediately.



At least 21 dead, dozens ill in Malaysia from bootleg liquor

Police in Malaysia are investigating a case of alcohol poisoning that killed at least 21 people, with dozens more hospitalized, most of them citizens of Asian nations, officials said on Wednesday. A total of 57 cases of methanol poisoning had been reported in Kuala Lumpur, the capital, and its surrounding state of Selangor, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said.



Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Najib over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court.



Ex-Malaysian PM Najib to face further charges in 1MDB case

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad , the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia June 19, 2018.



UPDATE 1-Ex-Malaysian PM Najib to face further charges in 1MDB case

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad , the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak walks out of a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 8, 2018.



Was it only 55 years ago when Malaysia was formed on Sept. 16, 1963?...

Was it only 55 years ago when Malaysia was formed on Sept. 16, 1963? On that day, I was super proud to witness at the parade ground in Jesselton the formation of an independent nation, joining Sabah and Sarawak with the 11 states of Malaya.



Malaysia urged to ban child marriages as older man weds teen

Malaysia's government has come under renewed pressure to outlaw child marriages after another case of a child bride surfaced in a poor rural state, the second in weeks. A 15-year-old teenager became the second wife of a 44-year-old Muslim man in northeast Kelantan state, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.



The great Malaysian pretense

As long as we do not have the courage and philosophical enlightenment to deal with LGBT, we have failed to meet the fundamental standards of a progressive society, writes JD Lovrenciear . When LGBT photos are taken down because of 'sensitivities' - while corruption rocks every layer in the public sectors with the level of integrity falling short - we must know that we are on a disastrous path towards compromised values.



Tun and Mahathir among most popular names in Malaysia

According to the National Registration Department , Tun and Mahathir are among the most popular names in Malaysia, with 4,726 people named Tun and 420 named Mahathir. However, the NRD said the use of the name Tun is currently limited to those with Tun lineage, unlike previously when it could be used by anyone.



In new website, Jho Low proclaims innocence in 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur: Charged with money laundering in absentia, fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho has finally penned a personal letter in a new website denying all allegations that he masterminded the theft of billions of dollars from 1Malaysia Development Berhad . Better known as Jho Low, the 36-year-old Penang-born said he set up the website Jho-Low.com to "set the record straight" on the plethora of allegations filed by government agencies worldwide.



Sabah residents fear illegal immigrants helping kidnappers after recent case

Illegal immigrants from southern Philippines living in Sabah are believed to have helped kidnappers in the abduction of two Indonesians on Sep 11 by providing them with inside information. SANDAKAN, Sabah: Illegal immigrants from southern Philippines living in the Malaysian state of Sabah are believed to have helped kidnappers in the abduction of two Indonesians recently by providing them with inside information about their victims, security agencies and a former militant told Channel NewsAsia on Monday .