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Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrives at court over corruption scandal

Rosmah Mansor, the luxury-loving wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister, arrives at court before being charged with money laundering linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped bring down his government. IMAGES

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Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister, is arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped to bring down the last government. IMAGES

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EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

The European Parliament is moving to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels, while British grocer Iceland has announced it will stop using the commodity over concerns that it causes widespread environmental destruction. Losing the key EU market worries millions of small farmers in Indonesia and Malaysia — the world’s top two producers — as prices drop for the widely-consumed oil found in everything from biscuits and sweets to cosmetics and vehicle gas tanks.

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Malaysia’s ex-leader Najib Razak arrives at court

Malaysia’s ex-leader Najib Razak arrives in court to face a barrage of charges relating to $681 million of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account. IMAGES of court arrival

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Batu Caves temple complex gets a new rainbow-coloured paint

Malaysia’s most iconic Hindu shrine, the historic Batu Caves temple complex, has gotten a new rainbow-coloured paint, dazzling the thousands of devotees and tourists that flock to it every day.

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Malaysia celebrates Hungry Ghost Festival

Ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotees celebrate the Chinese deity “Da Shi Ye” or the Guardian God of Ghosts to mark the Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur and try to stay safe from hungry, wandering ghosts.

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Suspects in Kim Jong Nam murder trial arrive at Malaysia court

Two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader arrive at Shah Alam court as a Malaysian judge is about to deliver a key ruling in the trial. IMAGES

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International Cat Day: Meet the princes of Istanbul

On International Cat Day, take a stroll with the true princes of Istanbul or the felines of Taiwan’s very own cat village. In Malaysia, cats are given the royal treatment at a chain of luxury cat hotels.

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Luxury yacht linked to 1MDB scandal arrives in Malaysia

A luxury yacht allegedly paid for with funds from a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped topple Malaysia’s government arrived outside Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, with authorities hoping it will help in their prosecution of the country’s disgraced former leader.

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Luxury yacht linked to 1MDB scandal arrives in Malaysia

A luxury yacht allegedly paid for with funds from a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped topple Malaysia’s government arrived outside Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, with authorities hoping it will help in their prosecution of the country’s disgraced former leader. The 300-foot (90-metre) Equanimity, equipped with pool, helicopter landing pad and cinema, belonged to Jho Low, a flamboyant international financier who allegedly played a central role in the 1MDB controversy that has engulfed former prime minister Najib Razak. IMAGES