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Malaysia's Mahathir on trade wars and his promise to step down

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad discusses multilateralism, his vision for Malaysia and the challenges the country faces.

Middle East

Malaysia PM says US sanctions on Iran violate international law

Speaking at Doha Forum 2019, Mahathir Mohamad says sanctions can only be applied on countries by United Nations.

Malaysia PM says US sanctions on Iran violate international law

AJ Impact

Forest fires cost Indonesia $5.2bn and counting: World Bank

Indonesia recorded significant negative economic effects from the fires between June and October, a report showed.

Forest fires cost Indonesia $5.2bn and counting: World Bank

Health

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years

A three-month-old baby tests positive for polio after being admitted to hospital with fever and muscle weakness.

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years

Malaysia

Malaysia's Najib takes witness stand in 1MDB-linked graft case

Former prime minister relaxed and confident as he faces multiple corruption charges over failed fund.

Malaysia's Najib takes witness stand in 1MDB-linked graft case

Russia

Dutch prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect return to Ukraine

Vladimir Tsemakh, suspect in the downing of the airliner, was among dozens of prisoners exchanged by Kyiv and Moscow.

Dutch prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect return to Ukraine

Corruption

Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.

Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

Death penalty

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

In unanimous decision, Federal Court rules drug trafficking conviction of Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto unsafe.

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

Arts & Culture

China boycott boosts 'Oscars' of Chinese-language cinema

Experts say China withdrawal from Golden Horse Awards has raised annual event's international profile.

China boycott boosts 'Oscars' of Chinese-language cinema

South China Sea

US warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions

China confirms it tracked US ships and urges United States to stop its 'provocative actions' in the disputed waters.

US warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions

Najib Razak

1MDB: Third trial of Najib Razak starts in Kuala Lumpur

Najib is accused of tampering with government audit report to avoid investigation of multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal.

1MDB: Third trial of Najib Razak starts in Kuala Lumpur

AJ Impact

Malaysia's economic growth slows to 1-year low as trade sags

Despite headwinds from US-China trade war, Malaysia's central bank is confident that growth can be sustained.

Malaysia's economic growth slows to 1-year low as trade sags

Cambodia

Indonesia bars Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

Rainsy said he planned to return on Independence Day in what Prime Minister Hun Sen characterised as an attempted coup.

Indonesia bars Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

AJ Impact

US aviation body downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating: Sources

The downgrade to Category 2 means air carriers from Malaysia cannot start new services to the US.

US aviation body downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating: Sources

Corruption

'Overarching influence': Najib must enter defence in 1MDB trial

Judge in first trial related to multi-billion dollar scandal at Malaysia state fund says prosecution has made case.

'Overarching influence': Najib must enter defence in 1MDB trial
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