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He rejects Mahathir Mohamad's plan to convene parliament to vote on the country's next prime minister, after it was widely criticized as against the constitution
(UPDATED) 'Party politics must be put aside for now. If allowed, I will try to form an inclusive government, not siding with any political parties,' says Mahathir Mohamad.
Here are some details about the political crisis and what could happen next
Goldman Sachs International, Goldman Sachs (Asia), and Goldman Sachs (Singapore) are accused of giving false statements that led to large sums being misappropriated
(4th UPDATE) Mahathir Mohamad, who already submitted his resignation to the king, is appointed interim leader until a new premier is found
Low Taek Jho – commonly known as Jho Low – is accused of playing a major role in plundering billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad
Fears are mounting that more of the 2,200 passengers and crew who disembarked may have been infected after one passenger was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus
Rosmah Mansor, wife of ex-prime minister Najib Razak, is on trial for allegedly bankrolling a luxurious lifestyle with kickbacks and stolen public money
From border closures to flight bans, here are some of the steps states have taken to limit the spread of the virus
The outbreak is sending shock waves through Asia's tourism industry, which has become increasingly reliant on growing numbers of Chinese visitors
(9th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus
Malaysia-based Lawyers for Liberty alleges Singapore prison officers had been instructed to manually break the necks of prisoners if the rope used to hang them broke during executions
Kento Momota focuses on full recovery as he hopes to return at the All England Championships on March 11
Police say Kento Momota, who is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face when the van carrying him crashed
Like Angkas in the Philippines, app-based services in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia want their governments to recognize motorcycles as official modes of transportation
A 2016 recording reveals that Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak urged Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to help fabricate a loan agreement for Hollywood producer Riza Aziz
Low Taek Jho is charged in Malaysia and the US for allegedly playing a major role in the theft of billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad
Malacca fire department's Zulkhairani Ramli says the 47-year-old man was working at a meat-processing factory near Masjid Tanah when the incident occurred
Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak is accused of ordering the killing of a Mongolian woman linked to a major defense deal
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad declines to give a definite pledge to step down
Malaysia's leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim is questioned by police over allegations he sexually assaulted a male former aide
Anwar Ibrahim has vehemently denied the claims by his former research assistant Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, who says he was assaulted in 2018
Led by Afril Bernardino, the Philippines comes from behind to assure itself of a silver-medal finish
AirAsia's new Santan and T&Co restaurant located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia serves airplane meals in-store, including their classic Nasi Lemak
(UPDATED) Najib went on trial in April over the controversy, in a case centering on the transfer of $10.1 million from a former 1MDB unit into his bank accounts. He denies any wrongdoing.
Malaysian police say that the death of Ivana Smit in December 2017, who reportedly lived in Malaysia since childhood, had been reclassified as murder and they were re-opening investigations
With a fairly open visa regime and relatively developed telecommunications infrastructure, Malaysia becomes a hotspot for foreigners looking to set up centers to run online scams
(UPDATED) The international probe says the communications raise questions about the possible involvement of top officials in Moscow in the deployment of the missile that shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane in 2014
Sam Rainsy says he missed his flight from Kuala Lumpur and would catch another one to Jakarta early Thursday, November 14
High Court judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohamad Ghazali rules the case is strong enough to go forward and Najib should enter his defense
(UPDATED) Mu Sochua, deputy leader of Sam Rainsy's Cambodia National Rescue Party, is held at Kuala Lumpur airport late Wednesday, Human Rights Watch says
The Philippines' Jake de Leon and Malaysia's Shaukat lead their teams in a 5-on-5 'Ubusan ng Lahi' match at Philippine Wrestling Revolution's 2019 yearender show
The whereabouts of Low Taek Jho, who has been charged over the scandal in the US and Malaysia, are a mystery but his representatives now say he has been offered asylum, without naming a country
Jho Low relinquishes the assets under the largest ever US civil forfeiture, intended to recover cash allegedly stolen in the 1MDB scandal which helped topple Malaysia's corruption-plagued former regime.
'Universal has decided not to make the censor cut required by the Malaysian censor board and as such will not be able to release the film in Malaysia,' says its distributor United International Pictures Malaysia
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the government wants to 'control the presence' of warships in the sea, in part by boosting the strength of its navy
A UK Prison Service spokesman confirms Richard Huckle died on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in northern England.
It was the second attempt by the lower house to overturn the law after MPs voted to repeal it last year only for the upper chamber to block it. But the upper house is only able to block a bill once, meaning the law will now be scrapped.
'She has to obey the masters, at the same time she has to ask her conscience,' Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a press conference
Pami, the 2019 SEA Games mascot, receives the official torch in the handover ceremony
The Malaysia Competition Commission proposes fining Grab almost 87 million ringgit ($21 million) for preventing its drivers from providing advertising services for the company's competitors
The Under-16 squad of Malaya FC falls to Malaysian team Pasir Gudang in the finals of the 2019 Borneo Cup
Demand for pangolins has penetrated even into villages deep in the Malaysian jungle. Near the Malaysia-Thai border, meanwhile, professional smugglers are hired to send the goods across the border.
'There's too much excessive obscene content and is not suitable for public screening,' Malaysia's film board chairman says
The school closures affect at least 1.7 million students in Malaysia. It is not clear how many pupils were forced to stay home in neighboring Indonesia.
Illegal fires to clear land for agricultural plantations blaze out of control on Sumatra and Borneo islands. Jakarta deploys thousands of security forces and water-bombing aircraft to tackle them.
'The thick smoke does not only endanger the health of our staff... but also it affects the 355 orangutans we currently care for,' says the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, referring to just once center in Kalimantan
During a visit to Riau province in central Sumatra, President Joko Widodo says nearly 6,000 troops have been sent to hot spots to help put out fires
United Malays National Organisation president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi insists the move would not deepen racial and religious divides