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Malaysia's Mahathir denies promoting violence with 'right to kill French' posts

4:53pm IST

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday denied promoting violence by saying that Muslims have a right to "kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past" and criticised Facebook and Twitter for taking down his posts.

Malaysia's Mahathir denies promoting violence with 'right to kill French' posts

4:51pm IST

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday denied promoting violence by saying that Muslims have a right to "kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past" and criticised Facebook and Twitter for taking down his posts.

Malaysia's king wins plaudits during political storm

27 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Frustrated with a months-long political power struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, Malaysians have praised King Al-Sultan Abdullah for rejecting Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's request on Sunday to impose emergency rule.

Malaysia's king wins plaudits during political storm

27 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 Frustrated with a months-long political power struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, Malaysians have praised King Al-Sultan Abdullah for rejecting Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's request on Sunday to impose emergency rule.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib seeks support for opposition leader's premiership bid

26 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian premier and now-ruling party lawmaker Najib Razak sought support from coalition lawmakers on Monday to back a prime ministerial bid by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim - the latest twist to the political crisis in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia's king to consult with rulers amid talk of emergency

24 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah will consult with other senior royals on proposals by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the palace said on Saturday, after sources told Reuters the premier had asked the king to declare a state of emergency.

Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency, sources say

23 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met the king on Friday to ask him to declare a state of emergency, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said - a move that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denounced as an attempt to cling to power.

Malaysian premier mulls cabinet reshuffle to keep key ally - sources

19 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is in talks on a possible cabinet reshuffle in an attempt to appease a key ally that has threatened to pull support for the ruling coalition, three sources said on Monday.

Anti-migrant sentiment fanned on Facebook in Malaysia

14 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR As coronavirus infections surged in Malaysia this year, a wave of hate speech and misinformation aimed at Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar began appearing on Facebook.

'What's to be ashamed of': Malaysia's Najib back on the stump despite guilty verdict

24 Aug 2020

SLIM, Malaysia Convicted of corruption less than a month ago and sentenced to 12 years in jail, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was back campaigning for a party candidate over the weekend in a by-election for a state assembly seat.

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