Malaysian ex-deputy PM registers party to challenge Najib Razak

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A sacked Malaysian deputy prime minister and critic of scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak registered a political party on Tuesday saying he wanted to offer ruling party members an alternative and to fight corruption. The former… Read More ›
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Malaysia’s new security law debuts as PM Najib fights critics

(From AFP) Tough new security legislation came into force in Malaysia Monday, with critics saying the “draconian” law threatens democracy and could be used against opponents of the scandal-tainted premier. The National Security Council Act was pushed through parliament in… Read More ›
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Malaysia’s Najib gets new powers amid planned protests over fund scandal

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak will get sweeping security powers on Monday amid planned protests calling for his resignation over U.S. allegations that millions of dollars from a state fund wound up in his… Read More ›
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Economic monitor: G-20’s coordinated blame blunting

The G-20 finance officials’ meeting in Chengdu, China, in advance of the September leaders’ summit, offered scant regional currency and stock market balm, as participants agreed to coordinate and strengthen fiscal, monetary and structural policies without taking specific action. Aides… Read More ›
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Economic monitor: ASEAN’s mid-year lateral lure

ASEAN stock markets led by Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand with double-digit gains were relative first-half shelters from China and India, where MSCI index losses reflected internal financial system woes, as the region absorbed more end-June safe haven inflows from… Read More ›
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