Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Ex-Prime Minister, Is Arrested Amid Corruption Inquiry

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Ex-Prime Minister, Is Arrested Amid Corruption Inquiry

BANGKOK — Najib Razak, the previous prime minister of Malaysia who was ousted in an election two months in the past, was arrested by anticorruption officers on Tuesday, amid an investigation involving billions of diverted from a state funding fund. Atop a political machine that had ruled Malaysia since its independence in 1957, Mr. Najib […]

Big-Name Retailers Make Pride Merchandise in Places That Aren’t L.G.B.T.-Friendly

Big-Name Retailers Make Pride Merchandise in Places That Aren’t L.G.B.T.-Friendly

“When we do these partnerships with companies, we do due diligence to make sure we’re not partnering with companies that are complicit with human rights violations,” she mentioned. Making satisfaction T-shirts in a spot the place homosexuality is unlawful might be thought of a means of creating inroads towards extra human rights, she mentioned. “I’m […]

Hopes for New Era of Malaysian Free Speech Are High, but Pending

Hopes for New Era of Malaysian Free Speech Are High, however Pending

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — For his cartoons skewering Malaysia’s political elite, Zulkiflee Anwar Haque was hit with nine sedition charges and banned from leaving the nation. But after Malaysians voted in May to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak and his governing party for the primary time within the nation’s historical past, Mr. Zulkiflee, who is […]

Mahathir Mohamad, Leading Malaysia Again at 92, Is on a Mission

Mahathir Mohamad, Leading Malaysia Again at 92, Is on a Mission

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Racing to determine the depth of the fiscal disaster that awaited him after his inauguration, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his aides first entered the Malaysian authorities places of work final month to seek out an alarming sight: oversize rubbish baggage crammed with shredded paperwork, a snowstorm of free papers on the […]

Malaysia Will Seek Restitution From Goldman Sachs Over 1MDB Scandal

Malaysia Will Seek Restitution From Goldman Sachs Over 1MDB Scandal

HONG KONG — Goldman Sachs as soon as made some huge cash in Malaysia. Now Malaysia desires a few of it again. The Malaysian authorities intends to hunt restitution from Goldman Sachs, its new finance minister mentioned this week, because it strikes to resolve an enormous scandal that led to the disappearance of billions of […]

Malaysia Steps Up $4.5 Billion Corruption Inquiry

Malaysia Steps Up $four.5 Billion Corruption Inquiry

Mr. Najib and his spouse, Rosmah Mansor, have been barred from leaving the nation whereas investigations proceed. Authorities raided residences related to the couple 9 days after the election and confiscated more than 350 boxes and pieces of luggage containing luxurious purses, jewellery, watches and $28.6 million in money. Mr. Mahathir instructed reporters on Friday […]

On the High Seas, a Fruitless Wait for an Unwanted Minority

On the High Seas, a Fruitless Wait for an Unwanted Minority

ABOARD THE PHOENIX, on the Andaman Sea — We have been in search of Rohingya. There have been none. For almost every week this month, the Phoenix, a search-and-rescue boat run by a Malta-based charity group, had scoured the Andaman Sea for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar in rickety boats. Not many Rohingya have […]

A Search for MH370, Missing Since 2014, Ends with No Sign of Wreckage

A Search for MH370, Missing Since 2014, Ends with No Sign of Wreckage

The newest seek for MH370 — the Malaysia Airlines aircraft that disappeared 4 years in the past en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 individuals onboard — has resulted in failure, the corporate behind the search mentioned on Tuesday. The firm, Ocean Infinity of Houston, which scoured the seabed for any signal of […]

Uber’s Exit From Southeast Asia Upsets Regulators and Drivers

Uber’s Exit From Southeast Asia Upsets Regulators and Drivers

Uber, which relies in San Francisco, can be dealing with the results of its previous habits in abroad markets like London, its most worthwhile metropolis. In September, regulators refused to renew Uber’s license to function within the metropolis, saying the corporate was not “fit and proper” to run a passenger transport service. Mr. Khosrowshahi publicly […]

In Malaysia, Calls for New Leaders to Revisit Old Abductions and Deaths

In Malaysia, Calls for New Leaders to Revisit Old Abductions and Deaths

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Pastor Raymond Koh was driving alongside a tree-lined suburban road close to Malaysia’s capital 15 months in the past when masked males in black SUVs pressured his sedan to a halt. Within 45 seconds, they’d commandeered his automobile and brought him away. He has not been seen since. Family members imagine […]