Elections

2 ex-Malaysian ministers sacked for supporting opposition

May 5, 2018

A Malaysian official says the ruling party has sacked two powerful former ministers after they openly supported the opposition in the run-up to next week's national polls

Once seen as reformer, Malaysia leader faces legitimacy test

May 4, 2018

Prime Minister Najib Razak was the best thing going for the ruling coalition in Malaysia's last elections, but he's a hindrance this time because of financial scandals and government policies blamed for a rising cost of living

Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

May 3, 2018

Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week's national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news

Danish citizen jailed under new Malaysian anti-fake news law

Apr 30, 2018

A Malaysian court has sentenced a Danish citizen to a week in jail after he pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing false information, the first person to be punished under a controversial anti-fake news law

Campaigning starts in Malaysia's May 9 election race

Apr 28, 2018

Campaigning has formally started for Malaysia's May 9 general elections that will determine if scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition can extend nearly 61 years of unbroken rule

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'

Apr 20, 2018

The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future

Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

Apr 19, 2018

Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

Former Indonesian general says he'll run for president again

Apr 11, 2018

Former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says he'll run for president in an election due next year, confirming an establishment challenger to current president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Malaysia vote that could decide Najib's fate set for May 9

Apr 10, 2018

Elections that could determine scandal-plagued Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's political fate have been set for May 9, an unusual workday vote with a shorter campaign period than during the last national polls

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