Malaysia

Malaysia's Najib gets 12 years in jail for 1MDB-linked graft case

Ex-prime minister found guilty of corruption in landmark verdict, but remains free pending the outcome of an appeal.

Malaysia's Najib gets 12 years in jail for 1MDB-linked graft case

Asia Pacific

Malaysia's Najib guilty of all charges in 1MDB-linked graft case

Former PM becomes first leader to be convicted of a crime in decision likely to have a major political impact.

Malaysia's Najib guilty of all charges in 1MDB-linked graft case

Malaysia

Najib faces 1MDB verdict as Malaysian political ground shifts

Judge to give decision in first case relating to failed state fund in decision that could have a major political impact.

Najib faces 1MDB verdict as Malaysian political ground shifts

Malaysia

Malaysia's Najib faces court in 1MDB corruption trial

1MDB was set up as a state fund to drive new investment in Malaysia, but investigators say the money went elsewhere.

Malaysia

Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Malaysia has stepped up patrols around its maritime borders as Rohingya attempt to reach the country by boat.

Rohingya

Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared drowned off Malaysia coast

At least 24 missing and one person believed to have survived after he swam to shore on the resort island of Langkawi.

Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared drowned off Malaysia coast

Migrants

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi who featured in Al Jazeera report

Mohamad Rayhan Kabir arrested and faces deportation for criticising Malaysian government in the July 3 documentary.

Malaysia to expel Bangladeshi who featured in Al Jazeera report

AJ Impact

Goldman Sachs in $3.9bn settlement with Malaysia over 1MDB

Settlement comes days before verdict in former Prime Minister Najib Razak's first trial linked to the major scandal.

Goldman Sachs in $3.9bn settlement with Malaysia over 1MDB

Asia Pacific

Malaysia affirms social media users exempt from licence rule

Communications minister backtracks in a statement, saying that social media users do not need a licence to post videos.

Malaysia affirms social media users exempt from licence rule

Malaysia

Outcry in Malaysia as government cracks down on video-making

Minister says all film-makers require a government licence to make videos, including those broadcast on social media.

Outcry in Malaysia as government cracks down on video-making

Rohingya

Malaysian court overturns caning sentence on 27 Rohingya men

Lawyer welcomes decision by court to set aside sentence, saying it is a win for human rights in Southeast Asian nation.

Malaysian court overturns caning sentence on 27 Rohingya men

Rohingya

Malaysian court hears appeal against caning of 27 Rohingya men

Lawyer asks court to suspend sentence against the men who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

Malaysian court hears appeal against caning of 27 Rohingya men

Rohingya

Malaysia court to hear bid to overturn caning of Rohingya men

Rights groups say sentencing 27 refugees to caning for arriving in Malaysia without a permit is tantamount to torture.

Malaysia court to hear bid to overturn caning of Rohingya men

Malaysia

Malaysia's Muhyiddin wins vote to replace speaker by a whisker

Muhyiddin's coalition won by two votes in first test of parliamentary majority since manoeuvring to power in March.

Malaysia's Muhyiddin wins vote to replace speaker by a whisker

Malaysia Airlines

Dutch gov't to take Russia to European rights court over MH17

Boeing 777 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a missile from rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014.

Dutch gov't to take Russia to European rights court over MH17