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Rozanna Latiff

Exclusive: In blow to Singapore's expansion, Malaysia bans sea sand exports

Jul 02 2019

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, Singapore's biggest source for sea sand, has banned the export of the commodity, according to officials in Kuala Lumpur, a move that traders said could complicate the island-state's ambitious expansion plans on reclaimed land.

Malaysia aims to recover about $5 billion in 1MDB-linked assets

Jun 21 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is looking to recover about $5 billion worth of foreign assets linked to state fund 1MDB, set up in 2009 by then prime minister Najib Razak and the subject of money laundering probes, an anti-graft official said on Friday.

Malaysia's first-quarter growth pace surprises, but central bank warns of risks

May 16 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter supported by a recovery in the agriculture sector, but weakening global demand and the U.S.-China trade war are seen raising risks for Southeast Asia's third-largest economy.

Malaysia's hopes of economic revival under Mahathir fade

May 10 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and revival in a country hobbled by sky-high public debt and corruption.

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Ng pleads not guilty to 1MDB charges

May 07 2019

(The story was refiled to correct the nationality of Ng in paragraph 3)

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused of killing North Korean leader's half-brother

May 03 2019

HANOI/KUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was released from jail and returned to Vietnam on Friday. | Video

Malaysia says 200 Rohingya migrants still at sea after latest arrival

Apr 08 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's north.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib due to go on trial over 1MDB-linked graft

Apr 02 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 Ten years to the day after he was sworn in, disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to go on trial on Wednesday suspected of corruption linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal that brought down his government.

Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces charge

Apr 01 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her. | Video

Transgender guitarist strikes a different note in conservative Malaysia

Mar 29 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, "Gender doesn't lie between your thighs!" | Video

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