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2 Malaysian men charged over $50m ice shipment from China to Sydney

2 Malaysian men charged over $50m ice shipment from China to Sydney

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:11PM UTC Comments Off 2 Malaysian men charged over $50m ice shipment from China to Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities say two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, worth 65 million Australian dollars ($50 million) into Sydney in a shipping container from China. Australian officials said in a statement that the men, whose names have...

Family seeks royal pardon for jailed Malaysia’s Anwar

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:55AM UTC Comments Off Anwar Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The family of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has sought a royal pardon in a last-ditch effort to try free him from a sodomy conviction....

Hairdresser gaffe lands Malaysian PM’s wife in hot water

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:21PM UTC Comments Off Rosmah Mansor

“We have to make beautiful clothes to attend functions, but the prices are way too high. For those who can afford, it’s all right. But what about housewives like us, with no income?” So says Rosmah Mansor, the free-spending wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is not happy with the prices charged by...

Lawyers: Malaysia’s Anwar faces serious health risk in prison

By Mon, Feb 16, 2015 6:06PM UTC Comments Off Lawyers: Malaysia's Anwar faces serious health risk in prison

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Less than a week after Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was jailed for sodomy, his lawyers say he faces a serious health risk, being kept in a bare cell with just a 2-inch-thick foam mattress on the floor, a bucket for bathing and a squat toilet....

Malaysian Islamic spiritual leader Nik Aziz dies at 84

By Fri, Feb 13, 2015 2:16PM UTC Comments Off Malaysian Islamic spiritual leader Nik Aziz dies at 84

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, a revered Islamic spiritual leader who helped bolster unity in Malaysia's opposition bloc and a key advocate of Islamic law, has died at age 84....