Malaysian police summon anti-PM protest organisers

The organisers of a massive weekend demonstration demanding the Malaysian prime minister`s removal over corruption allegations said Tuesday they had been summoned by police, after the government earlier threatened they could face charges.

Defiant Malaysian PM Najib Razak refuses to step down

Beleaguered Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday refused to resign over a USD 700 million financial scandal and scorned protesters who took to the streets at the weekend to call for his dismissal over the issue, saying he will not let instigators destroy the nation.

Malaysia PM Najib Razak reasserts command with National Day parade

 Malaysia`s government reclaimed the streets of the capital Monday after massive weekend protests demanding the premier`s ouster, staging its own show of force with National Day celebrations attended by thousands.

Pressure rises on Malaysian PM as ex-leader backs protests

Pressure mounted Sunday on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier`s ousting over a financial scandal.

Protests against Malaysian PM persist, govt warns of retaliation

Thousands of Malaysian demonstrators turned central Kuala Lumpur yellow for a second straight day Sunday with a rally demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak`s resignation over a corruption scandal, as the government threatened action against organisers.

President greets Malaysia, Kyrgyz Republic on National Day eve

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings and felicitations to the governments and people of Trinidad and Tobago, Malaysia and Kyrgyz Republic on the eve of their National Day.

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM as protests spill into second day

Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal, their spirits lifted by unexpected support from Malaysia`s longest-serving leader.

Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM`s ouster
Malaysians gather in capital to demand reform, PM`s ouster

 Thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister`s ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal.

Malaysia blocks protesters'' website on eve of mass rally

Malaysian authorities have blocked access to the website of a civil society group that called for massive anti-government demonstrations this weekend, while a domestic news portal said the military could intervene if the protests get out of hand.

Malaysia to block websites promoting anti-government rally

Malaysia will block websites attempting to spread information about a two-day rally due to be staged in three cities this weekend by a pro-democracy group demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak`s resignation.

Malaysia's attorney general denies new task force is to investigate 1MDB

Malaysia`s attorney general has denied reports that a new task force would be investigating troubled state fund 1MDB, saying the new body was just a "rebranding" of an existing team that focuses on crimes such as tax evasion and illegal fund flows.

Malaysia finds new 'migrant' graves

New mass graves with 24 bodies thought to be those of migrants have been found in Malaysia, media reported on Sunday citing the police.

Malaysia finds more graves and human remains near Thai border

 Malaysian police said on Sunday they had found 24 human skeletons - all believed to be victims of trafficking - in newly discovered graves along the Thai border in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis.

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for no-confidence vote against PM Najib

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad has called for an immediate vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying Najib has made members of parliament beholden to him by giving them lucrative government posts. 

8,000 Indians given identity papers in Malaysia

At least 8,000 Indian-origin people have been issued identity documents in Malaysia through a government programme launched more than four years ago, Malaysia's Health Minister S. Subramaniam said on Thursday.

Malaysia arrests 10 people for suspected Islamic State links

Malaysian police have arrested 10 people, including six security forces personnel, suspected of having links to Islamic State terror group after conducting raids in the capital and five other states, preempting their plans to launch attacks in the country.

Wild Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia

Driven by poaching, the Sumatran rhinoceros is now extinct in the wild in Malaysia, says a study by leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation.

Malaysia`s scandal-hit PM draws ire with transparency call

 Malaysia`s premier called Friday for greater transparency in political funding, drawing immediate ridicule from critics who attacked his failure to explain massive transfers to his own bank accounts.

Gold valued at Rs 36.41 lakh seized from 6 passengers in TN

About 1.40 kg of gold valued at Rs 36.41 lakh has been seized from six passengers who arrived here by different flights from Singapore and Malaysia, airport officials said.

New arrests in Thai human trafficking probe

 Twenty-two people have been arrested in Thailand for profiting from human trafficking, police said Thursday, part of an ongoing crackdown that sparked a regional migrant crisis earlier this year.