Elections

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

Malaysia's Election Commission sets May 9 as date for elections seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Najib Razak

Apr 10, 2018

Malaysia's Election Commission sets May 9 as date for elections seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Najib Razak

Najib heads into tough race with vow to make Malaysia great

Apr 8, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister has unveiled a lavish manifesto with cash benefits targeting rural ethnic Malays, his key vote bank, as he appealed to voters to give his long-ruling coalition a strong mandate

Scandal-hit Malaysian PM calls elections, expected in May

Apr 6, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister says Parliament will be dissolved Saturday, paving the way for general elections expected to be held next month that will put his long-ruling coalition with a revived opposition led by former strongman Mahathir Mohamad.

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