Malaysia's scandal-plagued prime minister on Wednesday appointed a new central bank governor, who will take over from respected longtime chief Zeti Akhtar Aziz amid a contentious financial scandal.
Saudi Arabia has for the first time publicly confirmed Malaysia's claim that US$681 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, countering accusations that the money was siphoned from heavily indebted state investment fund 1MDB.
A Malaysian parliament member was charged Friday with leaking state secrets over a financial scandal linked to the prime minister, drawing accusations that the government was abusing its power to silence whistle-blowers.
Some of the money to make the hit movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" was allegedly laundered from a scandal-hit Malaysian firm founded by the country's leader, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts were used to purchase US$15 million in luxury goods and pay out millions more to political figures ahead of 2013 elections, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Malaysia on Tuesday deported two Australian journalists who were detained after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak about multiple scandals swirling around him.
A leading Malaysian news portal that was blocked by the government after it ran reports on a scandal linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak is shutting down after eight years, it announced Monday.
The shifts on board the ship are punishing: 12 hours on, 12 hours off, seven days a week, for a month straight -- though pingpong and poker during the downtime help break up the monotony. But for the American man who designed a sonar device being used in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, spending nearly six months at sea searching for the plane was something of an honor.
Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum joined forces Friday to call for the removal of scandal-hit premier Najib Razak, in a sharp escalation of a festering corruption crisis.
Time has not eased the pain for the family of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the senior pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nearly two years after the plane disappeared, they must cope not only with his loss but with the theory that he was to blame.