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Malaysia's king urges fractious lawmakers to back budget

3:40am EDT

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's king urged lawmakers on Wednesday to put aside political disagreements to pass the 2021 budget "without disturbance", as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin grapples with the coronavirus crisis and a leadership challenge.

Malaysia's king wins plaudits during political storm

Oct 27 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Frustrated with a months-long political power struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, Malaysians have praised King Al-Sultan Abdullah for rejecting Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's request on Sunday to impose emergency rule.

Malaysia's king rejects emergency rule in blow to PM Muhyiddin

Oct 25 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a request by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need.

Malaysia's king to consult with rulers amid talk of emergency

Oct 24 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah will consult with other senior royals on proposals by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the palace said on Saturday, after sources told Reuters the premier had asked the king to declare a state of emergency.

Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency, sources say

Oct 23 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met the king on Friday to ask him to declare a state of emergency, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said - a move that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denounced as an attempt to cling to power.

Understanding Goldman Sachs' role in Malaysia's 1MDB mega scandal

Oct 22 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday reached a deal to settle a probe into the bank's role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, which included total penalties of $2.9 billion.

EXPLAINER-Understanding Goldman Sachs' role in Malaysia's 1MDB mega scandal

Oct 22 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON, Oct 22 Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday reached a deal to settle a probe into the bank's role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, which included total penalties of $2.9 billion.

Anti-migrant sentiment fanned on Facebook in Malaysia

Oct 13 2020

KUALA LUMPUR As coronavirus infections surged in Malaysia this year, a wave of hate speech and misinformation aimed at Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar began appearing on Facebook.

Malaysian leaders draw flak after post-election virus jump

Oct 02 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysians took to social media on Friday to lambast politicians for violating social distancing protocols and refusing to self-isolate, after the country recorded its second-highest spike in daily coronavirus cases following a state election last week.

Malaysian leaders draw flak after post-election virus jump

Oct 02 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysians took to social media Friday to lambast the country's politicians for violating social distancing protocols and refusing to self-isolate, after the country recorded its second-highest spike in daily coronavirus cases following a state election last week.

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Analysis: Biden would face uncertain path to detente with wary Iran

Joe Biden plans to scrap what he calls the "dangerous failure" of President Donald Trump's maximum pressure policy on Iran should he win the U.S. election, but after years of confrontation his diplomacy-first approach to a historic Middle East foe could prove an unforgiving challenge.