Obama to meet Malaysia PM with relations under scrutiny

2015-11-20 10:00

US President Barack Obama is set to meet Malaysia’s leader and is expected to strike a delicate balance between criticising alleged abuses while maintaining a relationship Washington considers strategically important.

Razak: No gain from golf with Obama

2015-09-29 18:59

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says his golf game with US President Barack Obama during a visit to Washington last year, did not yield the expected political benefits.

Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests

2015-08-30 21:03

Pressure has mounted on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.

Malaysian premier cleared by anti-corruption agency

2015-08-04 11:45

Hundreds of millions of dollars found in Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts were from donations, not the state development fund as alleged, the government's anti-corruption agency says.

Malaysia's MP received $700m in personal account - report

2015-07-03 09:04

Malaysia's 1MDB says it never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, responding to a report that close to $700m was wired into Najib's personal account from banks, government agencies and companies linked to the state fund.

Malaysian PM orders rescue of migrant boats

2015-05-21 08:04

Prime Minister Najib Razak says he has ordered the Malaysian navy and coastguard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying stricken migrants including ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar.

Islamic law debate puts more pressure on Malaysia PM

2015-04-16 14:33

Feuding over an Islamic penal code that stipulates stoning for adultery and amputation for theft has put a spotlight on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's struggle to secure the majority Muslim vote.

Relatives of MH370 Chinese passengers protest

2015-02-19 16:18

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are protesting outside a building where Prime Minister Najib Razak is attending a Chinese New Year's party in Kuala Lumpur.

Anwar conviction complicates US ties with Malaysia

2015-02-11 18:20

The sodomy conviction of Malaysia's opposition leader has set back, but not derailed, Washington's improved ties with a country that is becoming increasingly important for US diplomacy.

Malaysian PM catches E.coli after flood visits

2015-01-05 14:15

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been diagnosed with an E.coli infection after his visit to flood-hit areas in the country.


Indonesia doing best it can to combat haze - disaster chief

2015-10-06 13:14

Indonesia’s disaster chief has rejected criticism his country is not doing enough to combat the haze crisis, saying every possible resource is being deployed to fight the forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in smog.

Malaysia PM involved in US corruption inquiry – report

2015-09-22 11:50

A US federal grand jury is examining allegations of corruption involving Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and individuals close to him, a report says.

Chinese relatives of MH370 victims walk out of meeting in outrage

2015-08-07 11:43

Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers walked out of a meeting with Malaysia Airlines, complaining that no government official was present.

Malaysian PM dismisses funds report as 'political sabotage'

2015-07-03 15:42

Malaysian PM has dismissed as “political sabotage” a report that a probe into a state-owned investment fund had found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank accounts.

Malaysia PM 'deeply concerned' by mass graves

2015-05-25 13:20

Prime Minister Najib Razak says he is “deeply concerned” by the first discovery of mass graves of suspected illegal migrants in northern Malaysia and vowed to find those responsible.

Malaysian PM 'very concerned with plight of migrants'

2015-05-15 14:00

Malaysian PM Najib Razak says he is "very concerned with the plight of migrants" flooding to Southeast Asian shores, calling it an issue of international importance.

Malaysia toughens sedition law to include online media ban

2015-04-10 10:04

Malaysia has strengthened its controversial sedition law, imposing a minimum jail term of three years and allowing the government to block online media deemed to be seditious, lawmakers say.

Police seize Malaysia cartoonist books

2015-02-14 13:05

Malaysian police Saturday seized a cache of books by one of the country's best-known political cartoonists five days after the artist was detained for alleged sedition.

Malaysia upholds Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction

2015-02-10 08:12

Malaysia's top court has upheld opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction in a case seen at home and aboard as politically motivated to eliminate any threats to the government.

Malaysia PM cuts short holiday to deal with floods

2014-12-26 13:28

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is cutting short his US vacation to deal with the worst floods in the country in decades that have killed five people and displaced more than 100 000.

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