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Anwar Ibrahim is seen as a reformist willing to work with the West. However, his affinity for Europe will be put to the test over an ongoing dispute with Brussels over palm oil.
Long-time Malaysian statesman Anwar Ibrahim will be sworn in as the country's next Prime Minister on Thursday evening. CNBC's JP Ong with the latest developments.
Following in her husband's footsteps, the wife of the former Malaysian prime minister has been found guilty of graft. Najib Razak has already begun his 12-year jail sentence.
Roads leading to Pakistan's capital Islamabad have been blocked in an effort to stop a rally called by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. He has been leading a convoy from his power base in the north of Pakistan to the capital, in hopes of returning to power.
16 Aug 2021
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called it quits after months of political turmoil. He defied calls for resignation for weeks, saying he would hold elections next year.
12 Jul 2021
When Malaysian mother Hadijah Neamat was struggling to cope during the coronavirus lockdown, she hung a scrap of white cloth outside her window in a plea for help. Olivia Chan reports. In a cluster of residential flats in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 73-year-old Hadijah Neamat hung a scrap of white cloth outside her window in a desperate call for help amid the country's strict lockdown.
11 Jul 2021
Malaysia's ruling coalition's biggest party, UMNO, has withdrawn its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin over his cabinet's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
26 May 2021
Malaysian authorities are investigating a collision between metro trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured more than 200 people. The accident happened just before 9:00 pm (1300 GMT) when a packed train collided with a second that was empty and heading in the opposite direction.
2 May 2021
The activist Fahmi Reza got in trouble over a playlist named after a remark the queen is believed to have recently made. The monarch called critics "jealous" after she reportedly jumped the queue for a COVID vaccine.
11 Apr 2021
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.
2 Apr 2021
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.
21 Mar 2021
Pyongyang severs diplomatic ties with Malaysia in response to the extradition of a North Korean citizen to the United States earlier this month, a move it labelled an "unpardonable crime."