Malaysian politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Malaysian politics


Malaysia's Najib to take 'short break' as flight rumors swirl

May 12, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Rumors fly that Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will leave the country in the wake of a possible financial scandal investigation

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak waves as he leaves after submitting his documents at the nomination centre in Pekan on April 28, 2018. Malaysia's 14th general election will be held on May 9 with nominations taking place on April 28. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Anwar's wife replaces him again in Malaysian parliament

May 08, 2015 - 12:10 AM

The widely respected Wan Azizah appears unlikely to replace her husband as opposition leader however

Malaysia PM defends himself against mounting criticism

Apr 10, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Najib is under fire over a state owned investment company he launched now under 11 billion of debt and allegations of fraud and huge sums of missing money

NAJIB RAZAK. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20 January 2015. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysian police re-arrest 3 for sedition

May 28, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Arrests were made because of allegations that fraud marred the May 5 elections

Tight Malaysian election campaign begins

Apr 20, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Malaysian premier Najib Razak and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim kick off campaigns for the May 5 elections

Graft probe after 130,000 attend wedding in Malaysia

Oct 05, 2012 - 5:49 PM

Malaysia s anti graft body is investigating a wedding of a top official s son which was attended by 130 000 people

Malaysia's Anwar to be charged over protest

May 21, 2012 - 7:50 PM

The charges against Anwar stem from alleged violation of a contentious new law on public assemblies

Malaysia moves to lift student politics ban

Apr 09, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Malaysia will lift a decades old ban on university students joining political rallies