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Malaysian ex-leader, former 1MDB head charged

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak and the former head of 1MDB were charged Wednesday with altering an audit of the state fund at the centre of a scandal that helped topple the last government.

Malaysia’s Anwar faces sodomy accuser in election

Malaysian leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim started campaigning Saturday for a poll set to return him to frontline politics -- but faced a surprise challenge from an ex-aide whose sodomy allegations landed the political heavyweight in prison.…

Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

Malaysia's king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades.

Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

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.

Malaysian bid to redraw electoral map sparks anger

The Malaysian government sought Wednesday to redraw the electoral map in what critics slammed as a bid to rig forthcoming polls, sparking drama in parliament as an opposition leader was ejected while angry protests raged outside.

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