The Malaysian government was Wednesday accused of a "shocking" U-turn on plans to abolish capital punishment after a senior official said only the mandatory death penalty would be axed.
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Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling coalition and reverberated around the world.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he wants to renegotiate a "ridiculous" water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between the neighbours since last month's shock election.
Filipino seeking employment abroad may want to consider working in Malaysia, as the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Kuala Lumpur noted an increased demand for foreign workers there.
The Malaysian government has agreed to scrap the mandatory death penalty for drug traffickers, a minister said Monday, in a move cautiously welcomed by rights groups.
Even as he was leaving, North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol hit Malaysia's probe into Kim Jong-nam's death.