Historical leaning tower of Malaysia stands strong, draws in visitors
Malaysia has its very own leaning tower -- a tilting brick-and-wood building with Chinese-style architecture that was built in the 19th century during colonial times. But beyond its tilt, a result of flooding, the 25.5-metre (83 feet) tower in the middle of the town of Teluk Intan, has little in common with its much taller Italian namesake in the city of Pisa. Despite that, visitors take in the sight and snap photos in front of the historical landmark.
Mr Muscles: Malaysian bodybuilder still going strong at 72
Working out with ageing equipment in his modest gym, 72-year-old Malaysian bodybuilder A. Arokiasamy bench presses two weights and then flexes his muscular arms. Despite his advancing years, the champion still pumps iron every day, and believes staying healthy with a vigorous routine is the best defence against the coronavirus.
North Korea cuts diplomatic ties with Malaysia over US extradition
North Korean state media says one of its citizens has been handed over by Malaysia to US authorities to face money laundering charges. Pyongyang said the court ruling was an "absurd fabrication and sheer plot."
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Floods continue to swamp central Malaysia
Floods continue to swamp many parts of central Malaysia on Friday, after deep waters caused by heavy rains displaced nearly 50,000 people and killed at least four people. Flooding hits the country's east coast during the rainy season annually and regularly results in mass evacuations, but people in some areas say this year's are the worst in decades.
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Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak gets 12 years jail for 1MDB graft trial
Najib faced 7 charges relating to money that went missing from a state development fund. Abuse of power and money laundering were some of the charges he faced. It's not the end of his legal troubles.
Malaysia uses recording of mother's voice in hunt for missing teen
Malaysian rescuers play voice recordings of missing Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin’s mother on Friday as they search for the lost 15-year-old by the jungle near the resort where she was last seen.
Malaysian officials find 5,255 turtles packed in suitcases
The smugglers were arrested at Kuala Lumpur's main airport after arriving from China with 5,255 red-eared terrapins. Malaysia has become a hub for wildlife trafficking in the past few years.