Malaysia

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:06PM UTC

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700 million in government money.

Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:52PM UTC

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene.

Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:34AM UTC

The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report.

Malaysia suspends permit of business paper over fraud report

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:16PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s The Edge media group says the government has suspended its publishing permits for three months over reports alleging fraud by controversial state investment fund 1MDB.

Malaysia suspends permit of ‘The Edge’ paper over fraud report

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 6:12PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s The Edge media group says the government has suspended its publishing permits for three months over reports alleging fraud by controversial state investment fund 1MDB.