Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first case against Najib

2019-08-28 10:46

Malaysian prosecutors wrapped up the first of several cases against toppled leader Najib Razak over the plundering of 1MDB, a day before the start of his main trial linked to the scandal-hit fund.

Malaysia ex-PM hit with new charges over 1MDB scandal

2018-09-21 07:24

Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of corruption and money laundering linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal, including allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.

Almost $30m, 400 handbags seized in raids linked to Malaysia's Najib

2018-05-26 11:00

Malaysian police say they seized over 400 handbags and cash amounting to almost $30m in raids on luxury apartments as they probed corruption allegations swirling around ousted leader Najib Razak.

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM calls elections, expected in May

2018-04-06 22:47

Malaysia's prime minister says Parliament will be dissolved, paving the way for general elections expected to be held next month that will pit his long-ruling coalition against a revived opposition led by former strongman Mahathir Mohamad.

Mugabe holds talks with Malayisian PM Razak

2016-10-08 11:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly met and held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Malaysia.

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.


Malaysia ex-PM's wife grilled by corruption investigators

2018-09-26 11:08

The luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister faced fresh questioning by anti-corruption investigators probing a multi-billion-dollar scandal that contributed to the old regime losing power.

$273m in valuables seized in Malaysia's ex-PM probe

2018-06-27 14:31

Malaysian police say the total value of cash, gem, watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former prime minister Najib Razak last month in a money-laundering investigation amounted to a staggering $273m.

Malaysia declares election a public holiday after outcry

2018-04-11 21:04

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballot in tightly contested general elections.

Philippines allows pursuit of kidnappers into its waters

2016-11-11 06:56

The Philippines will allow Malaysian and Indonesian maritime forces to pursue Islamist kidnappers into its waters, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in surprise visit to Malaysia

2016-10-07 08:24

Zimbabwe's 92-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe is set to pay a surprise one-day working visit to Malaysia, the Southeast Asian country says.

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.

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