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New Malaysia PM sworn in amid crisis, Mahathir fights on

New Malaysia PM sworn in amid crisis, Mahathir fights on

A former interior minister was sworn in as Malaysia's premier Sunday, marking the return of a scandal-mired party to power after a reformist government's collapse but ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 94, slammed the move as illegal.

Malaysian rivals Mahathir and Anwar ally again in bid to end crisis

Malaysian rivals Mahathir and Anwar ally again in bid to end crisis

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad won the backing of old rival Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday for his return as prime minister, restoring a difficult alliance that collapsed this week when Mahathir's abrupt resignation plunged the country into political turmoil.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jakarta.

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia's move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying countries had "no rights" to do so.

Malaysia bars foreigners from residential project in Johor

Malaysia bars foreigners from residential project in Johor

The project has faced uncertainty since Mahathir Mohamad's coalition scored a shock victory at a May general election.

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

The plane disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people -- mostly from China -- on board, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Malaysia seeks financier's jet linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia seeks financier's jet linked to 1MDB scandal

Authorities in Malaysia and the United States are investigating how billions of dollars went missing from 1MDB.

Malaysian PM vows to repeal controversial security law

Malaysian PM vows to repeal controversial security law

It was the latest pledge by the country's new reformist leaders to roll back repressive legislation introduced by scandal-hit ex-premier Najib Razak.

Malaysia seeks to lay charges against Najib, says Mahathir

Malaysia seeks to lay charges against Najib, says Mahathir

Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters in an interview that Malaysian investigators already "have an almost perfect case" against the principal suspects who had defrauded 1MDB.

MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found: Mahathir

MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found: Mahathir

The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished in March 2014 with 239 people -- mostly from China -- on board, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Mahathir axes high-speed rail link with Singapore

Mahathir axes high-speed rail link with Singapore

Mahathir, who won a surprise election victory this month against Najib Razak's long-ruling coalition, is seeking to repair the country's finances.

Malaysia's Anwar walks free, won't join cabinet any time soon

Malaysia's Anwar walks free, won't join cabinet any time soon

The question for Malaysia now is how Anwar Ibrahim will get along with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, his ally-turned-foe-turned-ally, and what role he will play in government.