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    Malaysia drops charges against ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ producer

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:29pm on May 15, 2020

    Malaysian prosecutors dropped Thursday 1MDB-linked charges against one of the producers of Hollywood hit ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ after he struck a deal that...

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    Malaysia arrests Rohingya in trafficking crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:36am on April 22, 2020

    Malaysia has arrested two Rohingya for alleged human-trafficking, authorities said Tuesday, as they ramp up efforts to stop members of the Muslim minority coming to...

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    Fishing boat takes 202 Rohingyas to Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:47am on April 06, 2020

    Malaysia on Sunday detained 202 suspected Rohingya Muslims who arrived illegally by boat, a top official said, raising fears that people smugglers are back in...

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    Malaysia recovers $322m in stolen 1MDB money

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 11:39pm on March 17, 2020

    Malaysia has recovered $322 million stolen from the scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, officials said Tuesday — a fraction of the more than $4.5 billion...

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    Most Malaysia coronavirus cases linked to Islamic gathering

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:39am on March 16, 2020

    Malaysia said Sunday that more than half the country’s 428 coronavirus cases were linked to an international Islamic gathering held last month. The Southeast Asian...

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    Scandal-mired party makes comeback in Malaysian cabinet

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:54am on March 10, 2020

    A crop of old faces from a scandal-mired Malaysian party were Monday given key ministerial posts after they returned to power following the collapse of...

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    Malaysian police quiz Mahathir’s daughter over protest

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:37am on March 05, 2020

    Malaysian police questioned ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad’s daughter and 18 other activists Wednesday over several small, peaceful protests triggered by the elderly leader losing power and...

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    Muhyiddin Yassin named new Malaysian PM

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:22am on March 01, 2020

    Former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin was named as Malaysia’s new prime minister Saturday, royal officials said, signalling the end of Mahathir Mohamad’s rule and return...

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    Malaysia king hits back at Mahathir amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:14am on February 29, 2020

    Malaysia’s king struck down Friday a power play by 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad aimed at seizing momentum in a political crisis, capping a week of turmoil...

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    Malaysian parliament to vote on new PM amid crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:36am on February 28, 2020

    Malaysia’s parliament will vote Monday on the country’s next prime minister in a bid to end a political crisis, but if no candidate has enough...

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