Malaysia

1MDB sues ex-Malaysian PM’s wife for ‘funneling’ $346M to buy luxury goods

In 2018, police seized U.S. $217.4 million in luxury goods, including more than 200 Hermès Birkin handbags, from Najib Razak’s properties.

Malaysia ‘nicely’ but firmly tells US off about sanctions against Iran

In response to American allegations that Malaysian entities are funding terrorism, Kuala Lumpur says it firmly opposes militant financing.

US officials to discuss with Malaysia ‘potential impact’ of Iran sanctions’ violations

Treasury Department says it’s concerned about Washington-sanctioned Iranian oil being moved from ship to ship in Southeast Asian waters.

Malaysia’s Michelle Yeoh awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Yeoh, the first Asian woman to win a best actress Oscar, “has shattered stereotypes and glass ceilings,” President Biden said of her.

Malaysia’s new censorship guidelines restrict content even more, filmmakers say

The rules shut down discussion by prohibiting the questioning of “cultural values,” rights activists say.

Malaysia’s Michelle Yeoh awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Yeoh, the first Asian woman to win a best actress Oscar, “has shattered stereotypes and glass ceilings,” President Biden said of her.

The Bandaraya Fish Hunters are on a mission to tackle invasive fish