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World Jul 22Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads
The deaths have followed record numbers of new cases being reported in countries across the region which have left health care systems struggling to cope and governments scrambling to implement new restrictions.
World Jul 08Malaysia’s attorney general says prime minister still in power after largest allied party pulled support
Malaysia's attorney general says Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin remains in power until it can be proven in Parliament that he has lost majority support.
World Jul 07Key party in Malaysia ruling alliance pulls support for prime minister
The announcement is a political bombshell that could potentially trigger the collapse of the government if he refuses to quit and spark a general election.
World Jun 01Businesses shut as Malaysia enters second virus lockdown
Malls and many businesses in Malaysia shuttered Tuesday as the country began its second nationwide lockdown to tackle a worsening surge of the coronavirus that has put its health care system on the verge of collapse.
World Jul 28Malaysian ex-Prime Minister given 12 years in jail for corruption scandal
A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the state investment fund that brought…
World Mar 19Indonesia halts Islamic assembly, quarantining 9,000 people
The four-day gathering of nearly 9,000 Muslim pilgrims at a boarding school in south Sulawesi province wasn't approved by authorities and drew fears it could spread the virus widely in the world's fourth most populous nation.
World Feb 24Malaysia Prime Minister Mohamad resigns amid upheaval
The turn of events come amid plans by Mahathir's supporters to team up with opposition parties to form a new government and thwart the transition of power to his named successor, Anwar Ibrahim.
World Dec 01Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas
In the largest of three rallies, demonstrators chanted “Five demands, not one less” and “Disband the police force” as they marched.
World Nov 30Hong Kong elders, youths vow to keep up pro-democracy fight
Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory.
World Nov 29Hong Kong protesters seek support from the British
The rally came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law two bills to support democracy and human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.