PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad defended his government's record on the anniversary of its election victory Thursday and reiterated that he will hand over...
Malaysia’s Anwar says wanted 1MDB suspect to get fair trial
SINGAPORE (AP) — Leading Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday a fugitive tycoon accused of ransacking a state investment fund will be given a fair trial, while hinting that more former officials could be tried on corruption charges.
U.S. prosecutors last week charged Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, for his alleged role in an epic money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions of dollars from the indebted 1MDB fund.
Feeling ‘vindicated,’ Malaysia’s Anwar takes lawmaker oath
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said he felt "vindicated" after taking his oath as a lawmaker Monday, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge that critics said was politically motivated.
Malaysia PM-in-waiting Anwar wins parliamentary by-election
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a by-election for a parliamentary seat with a landslide victory on Saturday in a grand political comeback to help him prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Anwar was designated as Mahathir's successor after the two men set aside a bitter feud and joined hands to capture a stunning victory in May's general election.
The Latest: Malaysia’s PM-in-waiting wins landslide victory
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia's by-election (all times local):
Charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim has won a by-election for a parliamentary seat with a landslide victory in a grand political comeback to help him prepare for his eventual takeover from Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
The Election Commission said Saturday that Anwar received 31,016 votes, defeating six other candidates. His closest rival secured only 7,456 votes.
Malaysian PM campaigns for successor and former foe Anwar
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support his return to active politics.
Mahathir's appearance at a late night political rally Monday marked the first time in two decades that the two shared the same stage, after setting aside a bitter political feud to form an alliance that won a stunning victory in national elections in May.
Malaysia’s Anwar in multi-cornered race for Parliament seat
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday kicked off his campaign for a by-election in coming weeks but faces a multi-cornered fight in his bid to return to active politics.
The by-election followed the resignation of a lawmaker to make way for Anwar's comeback. Escorted by scores of supporters including some cabinet ministers, Anwar submitted his nomination papers at the town hall in the southern coastal town of Port Dickson.
Malaysia’s Anwar confident PM handover will go as planned
SINGAPORE (AP) — Malaysia's designated prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, said Saturday that he has no reason to doubt his former political nemesis will hand over the leadership position within two years as planned after sorting out deep-seated issues like corruption.
Anwar and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad put aside their 20-year feud to help their four-party alliance win elections in May, leading to the country's first change of power since independence from Britain in 1957.
Malaysian PM voices support for Anwar’s return as lawmaker
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he endorsed a move by his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim, to contest a by-election to return as a lawmaker, and reiterated that he would keep his word to hand over power to Anwar.
Anwar and Mahathir put aside their 20-year-old political feud to help their alliance win elections in May that led to the first change of power since independence from Britain in 1957.
Malaysia’s Anwar to make political comeback in by-election
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will contest a by-election that is expected to pave the way for his return to active politics, officials said Wednesday.
Lawmaker Danyal Balagopal Abdullah said he has resigned as a member of Parliament in Port Dickson, a southern coastal town, to make way for Anwar's comeback. The Election Commission must set a date for the by-election within two months.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Wednesday rejected accusations that Australia supported corruption and crime under Malaysia's former leader by harboring a high-profile fugitive since 2015.
Malaysian political icon Anwar Ibrahim hospitalized
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prominent Malaysian politican Anwar Ibrahim was taken to a hospital after complaining of back and shoulder pain.
The 70-year-old was being treated late Saturday following a trip to Turkey, said Fahmi Fadzil, a spokesman for Anwar's People's Justice Party.
Muslim men perform an evening prayer marking the first eve of the holy month of Ramadan on the Indonesian island of Bali.
In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, South Korean soldiers stand guard at a post near the border truce village of Panmunjom, after North Korea canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea to protest U.S.-S. Korean military exercises.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that 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.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime minister-in-waiting also said he plans to run in a by-election this year to become a member of Parliament but that he isn't in a rush to take over the top job.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim celebrated a "new dawn" for Malaysia after he was given a royal pardon and freed from custody Wednesday, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliance's stunning election victory.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's historic change of government paves the way for an extraordinary comeback for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, who played a key role in helping to secure last week's election victory and has become a prime minister-in-waiting.
Anwar, 70, is expected to walk free Wednesday after obtaining a royal pardon, but his expected return to politics could cause tensions in the new government led by his former foe, Mahathir Mohamad.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's 92-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday he will run the country for one to two years before stepping down, and that defeated leader Najib Razak could be charged soon in a massive corruption scandal.
KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will form a lean cabinet with 10 core ministries and start the process of obtaining an immediate pardon for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim can't vote in what he believes will be a "defining election" for his country on Wednesday but even from his prison cell has remained a political force to be reckoned with.