Elections

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says 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

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory

Malaysia's new leader indicates anti-fake news law to stay

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has indicated that his government will keep a controversial law banning fake news that's been slammed by critics as a tool to curb dissent

The Latest: Trump congratulates Mahathir after historic win

May 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has congratulated Mahathir Mohamad on having been sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister

Mahathir Malaysia's leader again after ruling party booted

May 11, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister, cementing a stunning political comeback and a historic change in government after leading opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades

Opposition election win in Malaysia ups economic uncertainty

May 10, 2018

Opposition election victory in Malaysia raises economic uncertainty, despite Mahathir's strong track record

Opposition win ends Malaysia party's 60-year hold on power

May 9, 2018

An alliance of Malaysian opposition parties led by the country's 92-year-old former authoritarian leader has swept to power in a fiercely contested general election

The Latest: Malaysia election victor not seeking revenge

May 9, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad says the new Malaysian government will not seek revenge on defeated prime minister Najib Razak because of a corruption scandal involving state investment fund 1MDB

Official election results show Malaysia opposition wins majority in parliament, ending 60-year rule of Malay party

May 9, 2018

Official election results show Malaysia opposition wins majority in parliament, ending 60-year rule of Malay party

Voting opens in Malaysian election that pits party in power for 60 years against opposition led by former leader

May 9, 2018

Voting opens in Malaysian election that pits party in power for 60 years against opposition led by former leader

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