Economy

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM

May 14, 2018

Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia fell Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in last week's historic vote.

Ex-strongman seeks legacy as savior of Malaysia's democracy

May 11, 2018

Former strongman Mahathir Mohamad was an unlikely choice to steer Malaysia on a more democratic path, but his stunning political victory allows his to fashion a more positive legacy

Opposition election win in Malaysia ups economic uncertainty

May 10, 2018

Opposition election victory in Malaysia raises economic uncertainty, despite Mahathir's strong track record

Mahathir wants to rule Malaysia again, shakes up election

May 3, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad wasn't invited to a forum on whether the former Malaysian leader is too old to lead again; he turned up anyway, a trademark move for the strongman who's seeking to be prime minister

Campaigning starts in Malaysia's May 9 election race

Apr 28, 2018

Campaigning has formally started for Malaysia's May 9 general elections that will determine if scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition can extend nearly 61 years of unbroken rule

Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

Malaysia, Singapore to set up trade link for stockmarkets

Feb 6, 2018

Malaysia and Singapore regulators say they will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments

Malaysia raises interest rate for first time in 4 years

Jan 25, 2018

Malaysia's central bank has raised its key interest rate for the first time in four years ahead of general elections due by August

AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

Sep 18, 2017

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in an AP interview the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections

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