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Lifestyle Rosmah Mansor: police raids and lavish lifestyle of Malaysia ex-PM’s wife draw comparisons to Philippines’ Imelda Marcos

In early 2015, as Malaysians were protesting over government plans to introduce a consumption tax, the then first lady was complaining about the rising costs of her hairdresser. Rosmah Mansor... More

World Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

Malaysia's national news agency is reporting that former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his... More

US & Canada Malaysian police seize 72 suitcases stuffed with cash and jewels

Malaysian police have confiscated a haul of luxury goods during a corruption and money laundering investigation into the country's former Prime Minister Najib Razak. More

World Malaysia Seizes Najib’s ‘Rather Big’ Trove of Jewels and Handbags

Raids on the former prime minister’s residences netted 72 suitcases of cash, jewels and other valuables, as well as 284 boxes of handbags, the police said. More

Asia Malaysian police seize 72 bags of cash, jewels in Najib Razak raids

Malaysian police have seized dozens of bags stuffed with jewels, cash and luxury goods from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to state media. More

Top Stories Malaysian police seize 72 bags of cash, jewels in Najib Razak raids

Malaysian police have seized dozens of bags stuffed with jewels, cash and luxury goods from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to state media. More

World Understanding Malaysia’s Political Earthquake

After a dizzying week, we look back on the people and events that led to one leader’s return to power and another’s fall. More

World Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home

Malaysian police searched the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak on Thursday as the new government probes a massive graft scandal after sweeping to power in historic elections. More

Top Stories Police raid home of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak

Police entered the home of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night, according to Malaysian national news agency Bernama and Reuters. More

Asia Police enter home of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, media witnesses say

Police entered the home of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night, according to Bernama and Reuters. More

World Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim walks free after royal pardon

Malaysian reformist Anwar Ibrahim was granted a full pardon on Wednesday and walked out of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur just a week after his alliance scored a shock victory in a general election. More

World Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Opposition Leader, Is Pardoned

Mr. Anwar is expected to begin a long road back to the prime minister post, navigating a tense relationship with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. More

Asia Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim walks free after royal pardon

Anwar Ibrahim, a former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, has been released from prison after being granted a pardon by the country's king, according to Anwar's son-in-law Mohamad Khairul. More

Top Stories Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim released after royal pardon

Anwar Ibrahim, a former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, has been released from prison after being granted a pardon by the country's king, according to Anwar's son-in-law Mohamad Khairul. More

World Excess, Hubris and the Fall of Najib Razak, Malaysia’s ‘Man of Steal’

Even after years of scandal, the prime minister’s aides predicted an easy victory on election eve. But they were unable to contain the anger over corruption. More

Australia Teenager left with knife stuck in her face after robbed in Malaysia 

The unnamed woman, 19, was attacked by an armed robber in the Malaysian city of Bukit Tengah on Tuesday night. She had been walking back from work down a dark alley when she was assaulted. More

World Malaysia Sidelines Officials Accused of Ignoring Graft

The country’s new government suspended officials accused of covering up a large-scale corruption scandal after the defeat of the governing coalition in an election last week. More

World Ethnic Chinese named Malaysia's new finance minister

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed an ethnic Chinese as finance minister, the first ethnic minority to hold the powerful post in 44 years. More

Australia Malaysia bars defeated former PM and his wife from leaving the country amid corruption allegations

Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor (pictured) were due to leave Malaysia on a private jet, fuelling rumours he was trying to evade prosecution over a corruption scandal. More