Malaysia

Malaysian fund denies it funneled $700 million to prime minister

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015 3:33PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s state investment fund 1MDB says it has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, denying reports that entities linked to the fund had funneled $700 million ($2.6 billion) into Najib’s personal accounts.

Malaysia seeks ‘criminal accountability’ for Flight MH17 crash

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015 10:05AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malaysia has told the U.N. Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.

Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 6:05PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand.

Malaysia spares Filipina drugs convict from execution

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:00PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Malaysia’s pardons board has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence on a Filipino woman convicted of smuggling 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine at Kuala Lumpur’s airport.

The growing gender imbalance in higher ed: Where have all the boys gone?

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:02AM UTC

Higher education institutes have traditionally been dominated by men over the centuries. However since the 1970s there has been a big shift in the gender balance, reaching a tipping point in the 1990s when women began to outnumber men in university enrollments.