Author Archives: EILEEN NG

Malaysia won’t drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing

Prosecutors say Malaysia’s attorney general has ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother. Continue reading

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. Continue reading

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Malaysian Muslims stage rally to uphold Malay privileges

Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s alliance won a historic vote… Continue reading

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Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker

Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt “vindicated” after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically m… Continue reading

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Malaysia urged to ban child marriages as older man weds teen

Malaysia’s government has come under renewed pressure to outlaw child marriages after another case of a child bride surfaced in a poor rural state, the second in weeks. Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Anwar, seeking return, vows support for Mahathir

Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said Friday that it’s time for him to return as a lawmaker, but reiterated his full support for the government led by his former foe-turned-ally Mahathir Mohamad. Continue reading

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Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge’s decision on whether to call them to enter their defense or acquit them of murder. Continue reading

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Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Continue reading

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Luxury yacht in graft probe arrives in Malaysian port

A luxury yacht allegedly bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund arrived Tuesday at a Malaysian port. Continue reading

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Report says 3rd party intervention possible in MH370 mystery

A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” Continue reading

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Malaysia to be firmer in row over South China Sea

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Wednesday that Malaysia’s new government will adopt a firmer stand in tackling a decades-old territorial row in the South China Sea amid China’s aggressive expansion in the disputed area. Continue reading

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Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

Five people reported to have been missing from a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket are alive, Thai authorities said Monday, though it’s unclear if the five survived the sinking or never got on the boat. Continue reading

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Thailand pledges justice for Chinese victims of boat tragedy

Thailand’s government pledged Sunday to ensure justice for Chinese victims of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 42 people and leaving another 14 missing. Continue reading

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Family of Thailand boat disaster victims seeks ‘justice’

The family of a Chinese woman and her two children who were among the victims of a tourist boat disaster off the Thai resort island of Phuket are demanding “justice,” saying Saturday that the tragedy was caused by human error and could have been avoided. Continue reading

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Ex-Malaysia leader’s arrest part of a swift fall from grace

Just two months ago, Najib Razak was a towering figure in Malaysian politics and literally beyond the law. Continue reading

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Malaysia investigates marriage of man to 11-year-old girl

Malaysian authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible “sexual grooming” in the case, the deputy prime minister said Monday. Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Suspects in N. Korean death are trained killers

Two Southeast Asian women on trial for killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader are trained assassins who used “criminal force” to rub the toxic VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam’s eyes and face, prosecutors said Thursday. Continue reading

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Case against woman in murder of NKorean scion feeble: lawyer

Circumstantial evidence against one of the two women accused of poisoning to death the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader is feeble, with many doubts and gaps that “stood out like a sore thumb,” her lawyer told a court on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Stunning fall of Malaysia’s Najib ushers in hopes of reform

Two weeks ago, Malaysia’s Najib Razak was supremely confident of being elected prime minister for a third term. Continue reading

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AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country’s Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. Continue reading

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