The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king with immediate effect. No reason was given in the statement.
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Since the election of a new party, new government has delivered a number of reforms, including abolishing the nation’s sedition law and the death penalty.
The Malaysian government should promptly repeal laws that permit detention without trial, which might just happen Human Rights Watch said today.
Factional warfare has erupted on both sides of Malaysian politics as bitter internal feud brings to close honeymoon period for Pakatan Harapan government.
Malaysia filed criminal charges against subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs and two of its employees in connection with the investigation of corruption.
The Malaysian government should reconsider its decision to lift the moratorium on laws previously used to repress dissent, Human Rights Watch said today.
Former Malaysian P.M Najib’s wife has been charged with 17 offenses including money laundering, after billions of dollars disappeared from state coffers.
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s legal woes are mounting over the multi-billion dollar embezzlement scandal of the country’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.
Najib formally charged with a multi-billion dollar scandal involving sovereign wealth fund
Malaysian journalists are enjoying unprecedented freedom in the wake of the unexpected ouster of a government