Mahathir seeks Parliament vote as new Malaysian PM sworn-in

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad called Sunday for an urgent Parliament sitting to contest the ...
4:35 1 March 2022

Speaker rejects Mahathir’s call as Malaysia’s turmoil grows

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The speaker of Malaysia’s House rejected interim leader Mahathir Mohamad’s call for a vote...
6:53 28 February 2022

Malaysia’s Mahathir wants nonpartisan gov’t if picked as PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that he will form a new nonpartisan government if he is el...
11:45 26 February 2022

AP Explains: Malaysia political upheaval as leader resigns

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s ruling alliance collapsed this week after 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir M...
0:32 26 February 2022

Race to form Malaysian gov’t heats up, eyes on Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Ma...
5:00 25 February 2022

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed the “top levels” of the Malaysian gover...
8:02 19 February 2022

Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spread...
12:24 17 February 2022

Mainland China virus cases rise again after earlier decline

BEIJING — Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow b...
0:13 10 February 2022

Graft trial told Malaysian ex-PM’s wife was influential

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The wife of Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak went on trial Wednesday for alleged corruption in the same courthouse as ...
8:06 5 February 2022

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

BEIJING — China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and...
13:37 27 January 2022

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the envi...
3:21 20 January 2022

Iran leader urges deeper Muslim links to fight US ‘hegemony’

KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday urged Muslim nations to deepen financial and trade cooperation to fight what he ...
7:39 19 December 2021

Mahathir: Islamic conference in KL to tackle Islamophobia

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday an Islamic conference that includes leaders from Iran, Turkey and Qatar is aim...
15:09 18 December 2021

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib seeks to show he’s victim of fugitive

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sought to show he was the victim of a cunning fugitive financier as he opened his...
6:52 3 December 2021

Sumatran rhino is extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer.
2:20 24 November 2021

MH17 probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines F...
13:24 14 November 2021

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader makes it part way home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia on Saturday, making partial progress in his quest to retur...
12:09 9 November 2021

The Latest: Cambodia opposition leader: ‘My duty’ to go home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Latest on exiled Malaysian opposition leader Sam Rainsy's effort to return to his home country (all times local):
9:29 9 November 2021

Graft ruling for Malaysian ex-leader a test for government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An important court ruling Monday in the first corruption trial of former Malaysian leader Najib Razak will be a test of the l...
1:15 8 November 2021

ASEAN meeting grapples with trade war, territorial disputes

NONTHABURI, Thailand — Malaysia's prime minister has urged leaders in Southeast Asia to use the sway of their shared market of 650 million people and ...
6:05 2 November 2021