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Singapore PM defends proposed law combating fake online news
Apr 9, 2019

Singapore PM defends proposed law combating fake online news

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws could be abused by governments to stay in power

Prosecutor says ex-Malaysian PM abused his 'absolute power'
Apr 3, 2019

Prosecutor says ex-Malaysian PM abused his 'absolute power'

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock at the start of his corruption trial, with the chief prosecutor alleging he wielded "near absolute power" for nearly a decade

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial
Feb 11, 2019

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication
Jan 7, 2019

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

An official says Malaysia's royal families will meet Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly just after two years on the throne

Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial
Aug 10, 2018

Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the start of his trial on Feb. 12.

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat
May 19, 2018

Malaysians transfixed by luxury goods seized from ex-PM flat

In 10 days of dramatic political developments, none has transfixed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of boxes of Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage filled with cash and jewelry being seized from apartments linked to the former prime minister

May 3, 2018

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week's national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news

Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news law
Apr 30, 2018

Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news law

A Malaysian court has sentenced a Danish citizen to a week in jail after he pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing false information, the first person to be punished under a controversial anti-fake news law

Malaysia cuts proposed penalty for fake news to 6 years
Mar 29, 2018

Malaysia cuts proposed penalty for fake news to 6 years

Malaysia's government has cut the proposed punishment in a bill prohibiting fake news from 10 to six years in prison following an outcry from rights groups and opposition lawmakers

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried
Mar 27, 2018

Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Malaysia's government has proposed legislation to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail term, a move slammed by critics as an attempt at silencing dissent ahead of an election

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