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In the new Malaysia, signs of an older, uglier politics

In a swanky shopping mall underneath Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers, a traditional Chinese lion dance is attracting a crowd of delighted shoppers.

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Mahathir Says Malaysians Losing Patience Over Election Promises

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysians are losing patience and are starting to criticize the current government over its unfulfilled election promises, Prime

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Ex-Goldman banker facing 1MDB charges agrees to US extradition

An ex-Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal has agreed to be extradited from Malaysia to

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More cash, less control: New mantra for Malaysia's Khazanah

By Liz Lee and Anshuman Daga KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional will unveil a plan

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Anwar Says He Expects to Take Power in Malaysia Within Two Years

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s would-be prime minister said he expects to take power from Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years

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Malaysia's fourth-quarter GDP growth seen picking up on spending, exports: Reuters poll

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's economy probably grew faster in the fourth quarter with exports and private

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Malaysia Exorcises 1MDB Ghosts From Its New Financial District

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia is taking steps to rid its new financial district of the 1MDB taint. The Exchange TRX precinct

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Najib Razak: Former Malaysian PM's corruption trial delayed at the last minute

Disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak was due to appear in the dock Tuesday on multiple corruption charges related to the 1MDB financial scandal, but the country's Court of Appeal issued a last minute stay Monday afternoon, his lawyer Shafee Abdullah told CNN.

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Malaysia court postpones ex-PM Najib's corruption trial pending appeal: lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court on Monday postponed the corruption trial of former prime minister Najib Razak over

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Malaysia Delays Najib's First Trial Day for 1MDB-Linked Charges

(Bloomberg) -- The trial of Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak has been delayed indefinitely, after previously being set to start

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Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM Najib postponed - lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The corruption trial of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak over charges related to a multibillion-dollar

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Malaysia's Najib in last-ditch bid to delay trial

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was making a last-ditch bid Monday to delay the start of his trial over

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The trial which was never supposed to happen: How 1MDB finally caught up with Najib Razak

On Tuesday, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear in court, facing years in prison on corruption charges which seemed impossible less than a year ago.

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The Long List of Charges Against Najib as 1MDB Trial Kicks Off This Week

(Bloomberg) -- The laundry list of allegations against Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak for his role in 1MDB points to

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Najib Asks `Why Be Ashamed?' Before First Trial on 1MDB Charges

(Bloomberg) -- Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak isn’t lying low ahead of his trial this week for graft and embezzlement,

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Malaysia's toppled leader to go on trial over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the

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Cambridge `Degree' Spurs Calls for Malaysian Minister to Resign

(Bloomberg) -- It’s a test of whether a misleading Wikipedia profile can threaten a cabinet position. Malaysia’s deputy foreign minister

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From Hollywood to Saudi Arabia, Leonardo DiCaprio to Paris Hilton: The financial scandal that enveloped the world

Billions of dollars in allegedly misappropriated funds. Millions spent on luxury handbags and jewelry. One hit movie, two mediocre comedies, a swanky New York condo, a $250 million yacht and a Picasso. Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr and Lindsay Lohan.

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Autocracies That Look Like Democracies Are A Threat To The World

These other countries don’t look threatening. They look like democracies. But they’re not.

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib gears up for graft trial with charm offensive

By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been out in recent weeks

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China offered to nearly halve cost of Malaysia's $20-billion rail project: sources

By Liz Lee and Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion

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Malaysia crowns Pahang state’s Sultan Abdullah as 16th king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was crowned Thursday as Malaysia's 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V.

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Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic

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Malaysia says still negotiating with China on $20-billion rail project

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is in talks with China over a $20-billion rail project, the finance minister said on

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Malaysia's Mahathir seeks China's understanding on scrapped $20-billion rail deal

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday asked for China's understanding over Malaysia's plan to cancel a

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