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France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

30 Oct 2020

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns amid talks of new coalition

24 Feb 2020

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns amid talks of new coalition

In a shocking move, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad (94), resigned on Monday.

Malaysia: Zakir Naik banned from addressing event over 'racist remarks'

16 Aug 2019

Malaysia: Zakir Naik banned from addressing event over 'racist remarks'

The Malaysian police on Friday banned controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik from addressing a religious event in the country's Perlis state over the racially sensitive remarks he made on August 8.

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; may seek monetary-aid

16 Nov 2018

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; may seek monetary-aid

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week, where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimize the cash-strapped country's dependence on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package.

Malaysia ex-PM faces barrage of charges over $681mn bank balance

21 Sep 2018

Malaysia ex-PM faces barrage of charges over $681mn bank balance

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak arrived in court yesterday to face a barrage of charges relating to $681mn of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account.

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

06 Sep 2018

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad today denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism.

Indians will call Pakistanis their 'master': PML-N Chief Shehbaz Sharif

23 Jul 2018

Indians will call Pakistanis their 'master': PML-N Chief Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Prime Ministerial candidate, said that people can change his name if he doesn't take Pakistan ahead of India after coming into power, The Express Tribune reported.

Malaysia refuses to deport India's wanted Zakir Naik

06 Jul 2018

Malaysia refuses to deport India's wanted Zakir Naik

A day after India confirmed it has sought extradition of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said he won't be deported "as long as he is not creating any problem."

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption, criminal breach of trust

04 Jul 2018

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption, criminal breach of trust

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption today for allegedly accepting $10.4 million in bribe money, in a stunning fall from grace just months after his election defeat.

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

02 Jun 2018

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

PM Modi arrives in Singapore, last leg of three-nation trip

31 May 2018

PM Modi arrives in Singapore, last leg of three-nation trip

PM Narendra Modi today arrived in Singapore on the last leg of his three-nation tour to hold talks with the country's top leadership and deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue.

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

31 May 2018

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.

Malaysia: Scandal-hit former PM Najib Razak's home searched by police

17 May 2018

Malaysia: Scandal-hit former PM Najib Razak's home searched by police

The Malaysian police searched former Prime Minister Najib Razak's home today as the new government probes into a massive graft scandal.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim walks free receiving pardon over sodomy conviction

16 May 2018

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim walks free receiving pardon over sodomy conviction

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, who was jailed for three years walked free today after receiving a royal pardon.

Malaysia: Scandal-hit former PM Najib, wife banned from leaving country

12 May 2018

Malaysia: Scandal-hit former PM Najib, wife banned from leaving country

The scandal-hit former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have today been banned from leaving the country, the immigration chief said, after the shock election loss of Najib's coalition.

Malaysia: At 92, Mahathir Mohamad is world's oldest elected leader

10 May 2018

Malaysia: At 92, Mahathir Mohamad is world's oldest elected leader

92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad will sworn in as Malaysian Prime Minister at 5 PM, on Thursday, making him the oldest elected leader of the world.

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad to become world's oldest Prime Minister

10 May 2018

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad to become world's oldest Prime Minister

At the age of 92, Malaysia's former strongman leader Mahathir Mohamad is poised to become the world's oldest Prime Minister after a stunning election victory against scandal-haunted leader Najib Razak.

Malaysia polls: Scandal-hit PM Najib Razak faces ex-mentor Mahathir Mohamad

09 May 2018

Malaysia polls: Scandal-hit PM Najib Razak faces ex-mentor Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysians went to the polls today in one of the country's closest ever elections which pits scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak against his one-time mentor, 92-year-old former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad.