Malaysia ex-PM Najib goes on trial over 1MDB mega-scandal

Malaysia’s disgraced former leader Najib Razak pleads not guilty to all charges against him as he goes on trial over a multi-billion-dollar fraud.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib arrives in court for corruption trial

Malaysia’s disgraced former leader Najib Razak arrives at court for his trial over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his long-ruling coalition’s downfall last year and sent shockwaves around the world. IMAGES

Malaysia ex-PM Najib arrives in court for corruption trial

Malaysia’s disgraced former leader Najib Razak arrives at court for his trial over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his long-ruling coalition’s downfall last year and sent shockwaves around the world. IMAGES

Nerve agents

Videographic on nerve agents. A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam with a toxic nerve agent is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her Monday, weeks after her Indonesian co-accused was also released.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against her. The 2017 killing of Kim Jong Nam with a toxic nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport shocked the world, but Doan Thi Huong’s guilty plea to the lesser charge of “causing injury” makes her the only person convicted in the case.

International hot air balloon festival takes off in Malaysia

Some 20 hot air balloons fill the sky over the Malaysian city of Putrajaya as a four-day international balloon festival kicks off. IMAGES

South Korea’s Moon arrives in Malaysia

South Korean president Moon Jae-In receives a state welcoming ceremony at the Malaysian Parliament as he arrives in the Southeast Asian nation for a diplomatic working visit. IMAGES.

Making a splash at Malaysia’s mermaid school

Wearing tails made of plastic fins covered by shimmering fabric, five women learn to glide through water at a Malaysian centre that teaches people how to swim like mermaids. The academy, in the coastal town of Klang, southwest of Kuala Lumpur, is among several that have sprung up around the world to cater to the growing popularity of swimmers emulating the mythical creatures.

Making a splash at Malaysia’s mermaid school

Wearing tails made of plastic fins covered by shimmering fabric, five women learn to glide through water at a Malaysian centre that teaches people how to swim like mermaids. The academy, in the coastal town of Klang, southwest of Kuala Lumpur, is among several that have sprung up around the world to cater to the growing popularity of swimmers emulating the mythical creatures.